• Author : All the Shah s Men
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780470185490
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A new edition of the best-selling study of the Iran-U.S. conflict traces the events leading to the 1953 coup in Iran, noting the reasons behind the U.S.'s covert operations under the joint authority of Eisenhower and Churchill, the orchestrations of prime minister Mossadegh and CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, the coup's ongoing consequences, and future conflict. Original.


  • Author : All the Shah s Men
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781118144404
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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.


  • Author : All the Shah s Men
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2004-04-02
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780471678700
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

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.


  • Author : Countercoup
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105070514471
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The former head of the Middle East Department of the CIA during the 1950s, details his involvement in Iranian politics


  • Author : Reset
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-06-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1429948280
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The bestselling author of Overthrow offers a new and surprising vision for rebuilding America's strategic partnerships in the Middle East What can the United States do to help realize its dream of a peaceful, democratic Middle East? Stephen Kinzer offers a surprising answer in this paradigm-shifting book. Two countries in the region, he argues, are America's logical partners in the twenty-first century: Turkey and Iran. Besides proposing this new "power triangle," Kinzer also recommends that the United States reshape relations with its two traditional Middle East allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This book provides a penetrating, timely critique of America's approach to the world's most volatile region, and offers a startling alternative. Kinzer is a master storyteller with an eye for grand characters and illuminating historical detail. In this book he introduces us to larger-than-life figures, like a Nebraska schoolteacher who became a martyr to democracy in Iran, a Turkish radical who transformed his country and Islam forever, and a colorful parade of princes, politicians, women of the world, spies, oppressors, liberators, and dreamers. Kinzer's provocative new view of the Middle East is the rare book that will richly entertain while moving a vital policy debate beyond the stale alternatives of the last fifty years.


  • Author : U S Foreign Policy and the Shah
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0801424127
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Mark Gasiorowski here examines the cliency relationship that existed between the United States and Iran during the reign of the late shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and assesses the effects of this relationship on Iran's domestic politics. Gasiorowski argues that by bolstering the shah's repressive regime in the 1950s and early 1960s, the U.S.-Iran cliency relationship indirectly helped bring about the Iranian revolution.


  • Author : Operation Ajax
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781781689257
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Graphic true-life spy thriller about the CIA mission that overthrew Iran’s democracy The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the political regimes of the Middle East. British agents have controlled Iranian oil exports for a generation, but the Shah’s hold on peace is shaky as a charismatic leader enters the scene. Mohammed Mossadegh’s calls to overthrow the elites resonates among the people, and as rumors circulate of an impending revolt, American, British and Persian agents hatch plans of overthrow. Deals are made behind closed doors. Every actor has a stake. Iran’s oil will flow, by any means necessary. Operation Ajax is the story of the CIA coup that removed the democratically elected Mossadegh and reinstated the monarchy. Introduced by New York Times–bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men, Stephen Kinzer, Operation Ajax is a thrilling tale of real-life intrigue. From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Author : The Iranians
  • Publisher : E P Dutton
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037423459
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The author of The Saudis provides a definitive portrait of the troubled nation of Iran and the complex religious, historical, political, and cultural forces--especially the dichotomy between Islam and the culture of ancient Persia--that continue to shape it.


  • Author : Overthrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-02-06
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1429905379
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments -- not always to its own benefit "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its political and economic goals. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is the latest, though perhaps not the last, example of the dangers inherent in these operations. In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the stories of the audacious politicians, spies, military commanders, and business executives who took it upon themselves to depose monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers. He also shows that the U.S. government has often pursued these operations without understanding the countries involved; as a result, many of them have had disastrous long-term consequences. In a compelling and provocative history that takes readers to fourteen countries, including Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq, Kinzer surveys modern American history from a new and often surprising perspective. "Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the pace and grip of a good thriller." -- Anatol Lieven, The New York Times Book Review


  • Author : Iran Agenda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-08
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781317257370
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.