All the Shah’s Men
An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

Arash Norouzi
The Mossadegh Project | June 7, 2013                       

Title: All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Published: 2003, John Wiley & Sons
Contents: 258 pages, black and white photos
ISBN: 0471265179

All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (2003) by Stephen Kinzer

All the Shah’s Men, by veteran New York Times foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer, is the story of the Anglo-American coup which toppled the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, elevating the constitutional monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, to absolute ruler.

Kinzer’s bestselling chronicle of the 1953 coup is also available as an eBook and on CD, cassette or download as an audio book (alas, it is not read by the author). There are also editions in Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Serbian, Portugese and Hebrew; and unauthorized Farsi versions have circulated in Iran for years.

In 2008, All the Shah’s Men was reissued with a new foreword by Stephen Kinzer, The Folly of Attacking Iran. In lieu of the standard promotional book tour, Kinzer embarked on a national speaking tour to sound the alarm on the folly of war.

Publisher’s description:

“This is the first full-length account of the CIA’s coup d’etat in Iran in 1953—a covert operation whose consequences are still with us today. Written by a noted New York Times journalist, this book is based on documents about the coup (including some lengthy internal CIA reports) that have now been declassified. Stephen Kinzer’s compelling narrative is at once a vital piece of history, a cautionary tale, and a real-life espionage thriller.”

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Related links:

Stephen Kinzer on BP / British Petroleum’s Role in the 1953 Coup In Iran

Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran (1979) by Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.

“The Folly of Attacking Iran” National Book Tour with Stephen Kinzer (2008)

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