All the Shah's Horses
This book is written by a woman who lived in Iran during the "Golden Years" of 1972 to 1976. Because she worked for the Imperial Court training horses at His Majesty's Imperial Stables, she met many high officials and International visitors. She had a very close association with the Secretary-General of the Court for whom she worked directly.
Through these channels she learned a great deal of inside information about the regime. In the book she depicts her life working with the Shah's horses and riders during the height of Iran's modern-day development. The book is full of many interesting and amusing stories that make it a fascinating and easy read. Even if you are not interested in horses, you will find this book entertaining and hard to put down until you reach the end.
About Gail Rose Thompson (The Villages, Florida Author)
Gail Rose Thompson grew up in Ontario, Canada. She has been involved with horses all her life. She worked for Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi in Iran in the 1970s managing his stables and training his horses. She was also the director of Show Jumping for the country and trainer of the National Show Jumping Team. Her book All the Shah's Horses is a biography of her time in Iran working for the Imperial Court.
Her second book is about to go to the publisher in December. It is a book of stories about the way of life in Iran during the Golden Years of the Shah's reign, his fall from power, the revolution that followed, and life in Iran post-revolution. She has recently returned from a trip to Iran where she was able to join up with old friends from the 70s and see the Iran of the 21st century as an Islamic Republic.