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Half a century ago, the United States overthrew the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, whose "crime" was nationalizing the country's oil industry. In a cloak-and-dagger story of spies, saboteurs, and secret agents, Kinzer reveals the involvement of Eisenhower, Churchill, Kermit Roosevelt, and the CIA in Operation Ajax, which restored Mohammad Reza Shah to power. Reza imposed a tyranny that ultimately sparked the Islamic Revolution of 1979, which, in turn, inspired fundamentalists throughout the Muslim world, including the Taliban and terrorists who thrived under its protection. "It is not far-fetched," Kinzer asserts, "to draw a line from Operation Ajax through the Shah's repressive regime and the Islamic Revolution to the fireballs that engulfed the World Trade Center in New York." Download and start listening now!

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  • “Very gripping…A cautionary tale for our current leaders.”

    New York Times

  • Breezy storytelling and diligent research.... This stands as a textbook lesson in how not to conduct foreign policy. Publishers Weekly
  • “Breezy storytelling and diligent research…This stands as a textbook lesson in how not to conduct foreign policy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Kinzer’s brilliant reconstruction of the Iranian coup is made even more fascinating by the fact that it is true. It is as gripping as a thriller.”

    Gore Vidal, author of Lincoln

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About the Author
Author Stephen Kinzer

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’ bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua and as the Boston Globe’s Latin America correspondent. He teaches international relations at Boston University and is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and a columnist for the Guardian. He lives in Boston.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.