Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala
Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2005 - History - 330 pages
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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18; Wise and Ross, Invisible Government, p. 185; David Atlee Phillips interview,
Washington, Oct. 7, 1979. 3a Cehelsky, "Frustrated Revolution," p. 56; Smith, "
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Wise and Ross, Invisible Government, p. 19o. 9. El Impartial, June 23, 1954;
Smith, "Spymaster's Odyssey," Ch. 26, p. 23; Central Intelligence Agency, Current
Intelligence Digest, item 2, June 25, 1954, No. 6326; Blasier, Hovering Giant, p.
David Atlee Phillips interview, Washington, Oct 7, 1979; Wise and Ross, Invisible
Government, p. 102; Thomas Powers, The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard
Helms and the CIA (New York: Knopf, 1979), p. 87; Phillips, Night Watch, p.
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The history of the United States’ involvement in Central American politics is not a happy one, as anyone with a passing knowledge of the area will tell you. This record of the CIA operation to ... Read full review
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