The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

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In August 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the swift overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next twenty-six years, the United States backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Iran’s oil wealth and became a key player in this volatile region.

The blowback was almost inevitable, as this new and revealing history… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: The New Press (February 05, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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