Stephen Kinzer

All The Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

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

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 […]

Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

If Turkey lived up to its potential, it could rule the world — but will it? A passionate report from the front lines. For centuries few terrors were more vivid in the West than fear of “the Turk,” and many people still think of Turkey as repressive, wild, and dangerous.Crescent and Star is Stephen Kinzer’s compelling […]

Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua

Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua

From Library Journal Kinzer served in Central America first in the 1970s as a freelance journalist and later as a New York Times bureau chief in Managua (1983-89). An eyewitness to events, he interviewed members of the Somoza, Sandinista, and contra hierarchies. As a result, he provides a highly objective and balanced assessment of events that led to […]

Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

Bitter Fruit recounts in telling detail the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. The 1982 book has become a minor classic, a textbook case study of Cold War meddling that succeeded only to condemn Guatemala to decades of military dictatorship. The authors make extensive use of U.S. […]

Archived Audio/Visual 2011 and prior

A collection of Audio and videos that occurred in 2011 and prior, separated by topic.