Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War Ii, Updated Through 2003

Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War Ii, Updated Through 2003


By (author) William Blum


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  • Publisher: Common Courage Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 469 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 221mm x 31mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Monroe
  • ISBN 10: 1567512526
  • ISBN 13: 9781567512526
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Sales rank: 306,415

Product description

Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic and unique volume that answers this question, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. Remarks from the previous edition: "Far and away the best book on the topic."--Noam Chomsky "A valuable reference for anyone interested in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy."-- Choice "I enjoyed it immensely."--Gore Vidal "The single most useful summary of CIA history."--John Stockwell "Each chapter I read makes me more and more angry."--Helen Caldicott "A very useful piece of work, daunting in scope, important."--Thomas Powers, author and Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist "A very valuable book. The research and organization are extremely impressive."--A.J. Langguth, author and former New York Times bureau chief For those who want the details on our most famous -actions (Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few), and for those who want to learn about our lesser-known efforts (France, China, Bolivia, Brazil, for example), this book provides a window on what our foreign policy goals really are. William Blum is the author of Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower .

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Author information

William Blum's latest book is "Freeing the World To Death: Essays on the American Empire." He lives in Washington, DC.