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    DescriptionWith a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country's elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century of brutal rule under the Shah, and stimulated the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Americanism in the Middle East. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the "Washington Post" and "The Economist," it now features a new preface by the author on the folly of attacking Iran.

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    All the Shah's Men
    An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Kinzer
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 388 g
    ISBN 13: 9780470185490
    ISBN 10: 047018549X

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    2, Revised
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    2nd Revised edition
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    Turner Publishing Company
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
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    Author Information
    Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has worked in more than fifty countries. He has been New York Times bureau chief in Istanbul, Berlin, and Managua, Nicaragua. His books include "Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq" and "Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds."
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    "A very gripping read . . . a cautionary tale for our current leaders." --"The New York Times"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 attack of Iraq in context--and prepare for what comes next."An entirely engrossing, often riveting, nearly Homeric tale. . . . For anyone with more than a passing interest in how the United States got into such a pickle in the Middle East, All the Shah's Men is as good as Grisham." --"The Washington Post Book World""An exciting narrative. [Kinzer] questions whether Americans are well served by interventions for regime change abroad, and he reminds us of the long history of Iranian resistance to great power interventions, as well as the unanticipated consequences of intervention." --"The Los Angeles Times""A swashbuckling yarn [and] helpful reminder of an oft-neglected piece of Middle Eastern history." --"The New York Times Book Review"
    Table of contents
    Preface to the 2008 Edition: The Folly of Attacking Iran. Preface. Acknowledgments. Notes on Usage. 1. Good Evening, Mr. Roosevelt. 2. Curse This Fate. 3. The Last Drop of the Nation's Blood. 4. A Wave of Oil. 5. His Master's Orders. 6. Unseen Enemies Everywhere. 7. You Do Not Know How Evil They Are. 8. An Immensely Shrewd Old Man. 9. Block Headed British. 10. Pull Up Your Socks and Get Going. 11. I Knew It! They Love Me! 12. Purring Like a Giant Cat. Epilogue. Notes. Bibliography. Index.