The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention

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University of Texas Press, 1982 - History - 302 pages
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Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, recently opened archival collections, and interviews with the actual participants, Immerman provides us with a definitive, powerfully written, and tension-packed account of the United States' clandestine operations in Guatemala and their consequences in Latin America today.

  

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Contents

Truman Eisenhower and the Cold War in Latin America
3
Underdevelopment Repression and Revolution
20
The Revolutionary Governments Communism or Nationalism?
44
The View from the North
68
From Truman to Eisenhower The Road to Intervention
101
Project PBSUCCESS The Preparation
133
Project PBSUCCESS The Coup
161
Project PBSUCCESS The Legacy
187
Notes
203
Bibliography
259
Index
279
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Richard H. Immerman is the Edward J. Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History and the Marvin Wachman Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University. His books include "John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy" and "The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention.

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