All the Shah's men : an American coup and the roots of Middle East terror

  • 2008 Edition.
  • Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons 2008
Physical description
xxix, 258 pages, unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • 9780470185490
  • 047018549X
  • 9781681620619
  • 1681620618
  • With a new preface: "The folly of attacking Iran"--cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-249) and index.
  • Good evening, Mr. Roosevelt -- Curse this fate -- The last drop of the nation's blood -- A wave of oil -- His master's orders -- Unseen enemies everywhere -- You do not know how evil they are -- An immensely shrewd old man -- Block headed British -- Pull up your socks and get going -- I knew it! they love me! -- Purring like a giant cat -- Epilogue.
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  • As zealots in Washington intensify their preparations for an American attack on Iran, the story of the CIA's 1953 coup-with its many cautionary lessons-is more urgently relevant than ever. All the Shah's Men brings to life the cloak-and-dagger operation that deposed the only democratic regime Iran ever had. The coup ushered in a quarter-century of repressive rule under the Shah, stimulated the rise of Muslim fundamentalism and anti-Americanism throughout the Middle East, and exposed the folly of using violence to try to reshape Iran. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and the Economist, it's essential reading if you want to place the American invasion of Iraq in context-and prepare for what comes next.