Especially the involvement of the Iranian Palewi monarchy into the WWII Lend and Loan to the USSR was a novelty to me. I was not aware of the difficulties faced by the US military mission during convoying operations. Furthermore, the author provides essential détails appealing to the serious scolar of military history during the Iranian army's upgrad phase under Mohamad Reza Phalewi in the 1980ies. I am a great amateur of scientific and serious books in audioformat and I especially appreciated the great diction of the speaker. I recommend this audiobook and I will acquire a print copy of the work for my military affairs collection most certainly. An excellent job well done by a highly knowledgable scholar. Unfortunatelly I am unable to appreciate the impact of the author's employer's (CIA) redactional impact.