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

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Wiley, Jun 1, 2011 - History - 272 pages
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This is the first full-length account of the CIA's coup d'etat in Iran in 1953—a covert operation whose consequences are still with us today. Written by a noted New York Times journalist, this book is based on documents about the coup (including some lengthy internal CIA reports) that have now been declassified. Stephen Kinzer's compelling narrative is at once a vital piece of history, a cautionary tale, and a real-life espionage thriller.

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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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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 Read full review

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