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

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John Wiley & Sons, 2008 - 258 páginas
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 invasion of Iraq in context-and prepare for what comes next.

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A fantastic book that every American should read if they want to understand the origins of US-Iranian animosity. There are important lessons in this book that most Americans will blithely ignore and chalk it up to liberal thinking. But the evidence speaks for itself - res ipsa loquiter Ler resenha completa

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All the Shah's Men provides a detailed account of the Iranian political climate in the late 1940s and early 1950s, as well as a broader summary of its earlier history. The circumstances leading to U.S ... Ler resenha completa

Conteúdo

Good Evening Mr Roosevelt
1
Curse This Fate
17
The Last Drop of the Nations Blood
30
A Wave of Oil
47
His Masters Orders
62
Unseen Enemies Everywhere
83
You Do Not Know How Evil They Are
102
An Immensely Shrewd Old Man
119
Block Headed British
134
Pull Up Your Socks and Get Going
150
Purring Like a Giant Cat
193
Epilogue
216
Notes
229
Bibliography
244
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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.

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