Hossein Fardoust who was the Shah’s closest friend

Three years after his death a newspaper run by the government, Kayhan-e Hava’i, ran a series of articles in both Persian and English of what were purported to be Fardoust’s more detailed memoirs.The book, entitled Khaterat-e Arteshbod-e Baznesheshteh Hossein Fardoust (The Memoirs of Retired General Hossein Fardoust), expanded on the themes of corruption and conspiracy in the Shah’s court and government.