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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

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"A very gripping read . . . a cautionary tale for our current leaders." — The New York Times As zealots in Washington intensify their preparations for an American attack on Iran, the story of the CIA′s 1953 coup—with its many cautionary lessons—is more urgently relevant than ever. All the Shah′s Men brings to life the cloak–and–dagger operation that deposed the only democratic regime Iran ever had. The coup ushered in a quarter–century of repressive rule under the Shah, stimulated the rise of Muslim fundamentalism and anti–Americanism throughout the Middle East, and exposed the folly of using violence to try to reshape Iran. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and the Economist, it′s essential reading if you want to place the American attack of Iraq in context—and prepare for what comes next. "An entirely engrossing, often riveting, nearly Homeric tale. . . . For anyone with more than a passing interest in how the United States got into such a pickle in the Middle East, All the Shah′s Men is as good as Grisham." — The Washington Post Book World "An exciting narrative. [Kinzer] questions whether Americans are well served by interventions for regime change abroad, and he reminds us of the long history of Iranian resistance to great power interventions, as well as the unanticipated consequences of intervention." — The Los Angeles Times "A swashbuckling yarn [and] helpful reminder of an oft–neglected piece of Middle Eastern history." — The New York Times Book Review
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ISBN-13: 9780470185490
ISBN-10: 047018549X
Pagini: 258
Dimensiuni: 155 x 231 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Ediția: 2nd Edition
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Stephen Kinzer’s All the Shah’s Men has become a classic, and is the bestselling political book about Iran this century.  He’s still regularly asked to write commentaries on America’s thirst for Middle Eastern regime changes by NPR, The American Prospect and The New York Review of Books .

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"A very gripping read . . . a cautionary tale for our current leaders." — The New York Times As zealots in Washington intensify their preparations for an American attack on Iran, the story of the CIA′s 1953 coup—with its many cautionary lessons—is more urgently relevant than ever. All the Shah′s Men brings to life the cloak–and–dagger operation that deposed the only democratic regime Iran ever had. The coup ushered in a quarter–century of repressive rule under the Shah, stimulated the rise of Muslim fundamentalism and anti–Americanism throughout the Middle East, and exposed the folly of using violence to try to reshape Iran. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and the Economist, it′s essential reading if you want to place the American attack of Iraq in context—and prepare for what comes next. "An entirely engrossing, often riveting, nearly Homeric tale. . . . For anyone with more than a passing interest in how the United States got into such a pickle in the Middle East, All the Shah′s Men is as good as Grisham." — The Washington Post Book World "An exciting narrative. [Kinzer] questions whether Americans are well served by interventions for regime change abroad, and he reminds us of the long history of Iranian resistance to great power interventions, as well as the unanticipated consequences of intervention." — The Los Angeles Times "A swashbuckling yarn [and] helpful reminder of an oft–neglected piece of Middle Eastern history." — The New York Times Book Review

Cuprins

Preface to the 2008 Edition: The Folly of Attacking Iran. Preface. Acknowledgments. Notes on Usage. 1. Good Evening, Mr. Roosevelt. 2. Curse This Fate. 3. The Last Drop of the Nation′s Blood. 4. A Wave of Oil. 5. His Master′s Orders. 6. Unseen Enemies Everywhere. 7. You Do Not Know How Evil They Are. 8. An Immensely Shrewd Old Man. 9. Block Headed British. 10. Pull Up Your Socks and Get Going. 11. I Knew It! They Love Me! 12. Purring Like a Giant Cat. Epilogue. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

Notă biografică

Stephen Kinzer is an award–winning foreign correspondent who has worked in more than fifty countries. He has been New York Times bureau chief in Istanbul, Berlin, and Managua, Nicaragua. His books include Overthrow: America′s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq and Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds .