All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer
An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

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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.

About Stephen Kinzer

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Stephen Kinzer is the author of Reset, Overthrow, All the Shah's Men, and numerous other books. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the New York Times's bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua and as the Boston Globe's Latin America correspondent. He teaches international relations at Brown University, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and a columnist for The Guardian. He lives in Boston.
Published August 12, 2004 by Wiley. 280 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Education & Reference, War, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Eventually, however, Iranian rebel tanks rolled, Mossadegh was put under house arrest for the last ten years of his life, and the shah’s reign of terror began, to end only with the Iranian revolution of 1979 and its infamous results.

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Their favorite tune, ''Luck Be a Lady Tonight,'' became the unofficial anthem of Operation Ajax -- the American plot to oust Iran's nationalist prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, and place the country firmly in the authoritarian hands of Mohammed Reza Shah.

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Intransigent in the face of Iran's demands for a fairer share of oil profits and better conditions for workers, British Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison exacerbated tension with his attitude that the challenge from Iran was, in Kinzer's words, "a simple matter of ignorant natives rebelling agai...

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His work focuses primarily on the Iranian society and the issues it faces domestically and internationally, attempting to make the Iranian experience accessible to the American public.

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