Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

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Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2005 - History - 330 pages
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Bitter Fruit is a comprehensive and insightful account of the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. First published in 1982, this book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the United States and the Third World. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government documents and interviews with former CIA and other officials. It is a warning of what happens when the United States abuses its power.

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I found a reference to this book in another I recently read: Will It Liberate? by Michael Novak, wanting to learn more about United Fruit Company and its influences in Guatemala history during the ... Read full review

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In this book you will discover the genesis of America's 20th (and 21st) century policy of political and economic protectionism, wherein an entire nation of people and its democratically elected ... Read full review

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Contents

A TEACHER TAKES POWER
25
THE CLOUDS GATHER
49
THE UNITED FRUIT COMPANY
65
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About the author (2005)

Stephen Schlesinger is Director of the World Policy Institute.

Stephen Kinzer is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

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