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Shah of Shahs

Shah of Shahs - Ryszard Kapuściński I was quite readily set to buy this at a book store. 10 or 20 pages from the day he landed, Mr. Kapuscinski was still spending most of his time in his hotel room, trying to get information and takeout from any hotel staff who happened to speak English. Oh brother I've been there, although nowhere similar to 1970s Iran as its Shah is being deposed.

A bookstore employee told me quite fairly it seems that Kapuscinski was Poland's first Soviet-era adventurer, or at least, one of the few to regularly leave Poland and on a very tight budget at that. In all likelihood the book gets better, possibly with eyewitness accounts of the Shah's downfall. I'm not entirely convinced he'd had much practice learning about the local, foreign cultures though.