Would a Timeline Help?

I’ve begun to read All the Shah’s Men, after hearing Stephen Kinzer’s speech on the 1953 coup on WAMC the other day. All was fine until I reached the second chapter, in which Mr. Kinzer recounts the history of Iran. It contains inaccuracies such that I fear the remainder of the book will be untrustworthy.

Which is really too bad, since the Greco-Persian Wars are not undocumented.