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Download All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,091 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Kinzer Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jen Ladd | 2/20/2014

    " Fantastic account of the CIA's role in coup in Iran. Well written and well researched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rod | 2/13/2014

    " I love political history, and this has it all. Well written, and a quick read. Very relevant to the US's policy toward Iran today, and Iran's history with US imperialism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ben | 2/7/2014

    " An interesting look at the last hundred years of Iran's history. Great read and quite interesting to see that British imperialism and its stubbornness is the reason for Iranians to hate the US. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Adam Elkus | 1/31/2014

    " Serviceable look at the coup event, tinted somewhat by a Chomsky-esque viewpoint. Fails to make connection to present-day MENA terror beyond Iranian regime itself. "

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