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Overthrow America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (Paperback)

Author:  Stephen Kinzer
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0805082409
ISBN-13: 9780805082401
Sku: 202837951
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  384
Age Range:  NA
Offers a narrative history of the role of the U.S. in a series of coups, revolutions, and invasions that toppled fourteen foreign governments, from the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 to the 2003 war in Iraq, and examines the sometimes disastrous long-term repercussions of such operations. Reprint. *Author: Kinzer, Stephen *Subtitle: Americas Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq *Publication Date: 2007/02/06 *Number of Pages: 384 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.25
This stunning chronicle of America's overreaching exercise of power traces 14 cases in which the United States used force to change the sovereignty of foreign governments, often with serious consequences. The author begins in the 1890s, when the U.S. deposed the monarchy in Hawaii at the request of sugar companies, and he continues through Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq. New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer shows how both Democratic and Republican administrations employed the military in the service, usually, of business interests, and he shows how those actions often failed to achieve their goals and how they, instead, fostered Anti-Americanism worldwide.


"[A]n admirably written page-turner. Although the book does not add to historical knowledge of the individual cases, it may be the first to bring them together in a comparison over time. This makes the narrative more interesting than a single case study, but also more depressing. In Mr. Kinzer's treatment there are no bright spots." - Richard K. Betts 05/02/2006

"The concept is certainly a courageous one, and the author deserves praise for bringing such disparate case studies together....His summaries of some of the older cases--the invasion of Cuba in 1898, for instance--are particularly gripping. Mr. Kinzer has an ear for the telling quotation....The terrain he has covered is well worth visiting." 05/20/2006

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