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

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John Wiley & Sons, 2008 - History - 258 pages
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The national bestseller about America and Iran-now with new material on the coming showdown This new edition of the bestseller chosen as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and the Economist begins with a powerful new essay that warns against an American attack on Iran. As the drumbeat of threats against Iran intensifies in Washington, Kinzer argues that they are based on fantasies that are as dangerous as they are delusional. Any attack, he warns, would usher in another era of upheaval in Iran and the surrounding region, this time with the overlay of nuclear-tinged terror. There is more fertile ground for democratic change in Iran than in almost any other Muslim country, and Kinzer presents an alternate strategy for dealing with the burgeoning crisis there. 'As militants in Washington urge a second American attack on Iran, the story of the first one becomes more urgently relevant than ever,' Kinzer writes in his new essay. 'It shows the folly of using violence to try to reshape Iran.' 'A very gripping read.'-The New York Times '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 Stephen Kinzer (Chicago, IL) is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has worked in more than 50 countries on five continents. He has been New York Times bureau chief in Istanbul, Berlin, and Managua, Nicaragua. His other books include Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (978-0-8050-8240-1).
  

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"All the Shah's Men" serves as the second book I have read by Stephen Kinzer, and it was full of intrigue, micro-histories, and biographies that left me with the desire to research and read more about ... Read full review

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An alternate title of this book could be "United States: Strangler of Infant Democracies". It is pretty well known among scholars and international relations experts that anti-American Mideast ... Read full review

Contents

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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