Bitter Fruit by Stephen Schlesinger
The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, Revised and Expanded (Series on Latin American Studies)

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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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Stephen Schlesinger is Director of the World Policy Institute. Stephen Kinzer was Istanbul bureau chief for "The New York Times" from 1996 to 2000. He is the author of many books, including "All the Shah's Men" and "Overthrow," He lives in Chicago.
Published December 30, 2005 by David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. 330 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction