All the Shah s Men

All the Shah s Men
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2003
ISBN: 047018549X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Shah s Men Book Excerpt:

A new edition of the best-selling study of the Iran-U.S. conflict traces the events leading to the 1953 coup in Iran, noting the reasons behind the U.S.'s covert operations under the joint authority of Eisenhower and Churchill, the orchestrations of prime minister Mossadegh and CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, the coup's ongoing consequences, and future conflict. Original.

All the Shah s Men

All the Shah s Men
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-01-02
ISBN: 9780470580417
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Shah s Men Book Excerpt:

With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country’s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century of brutal rule under the Shah, and stimulated the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Americanism in the Middle East. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and The Economist, it now features a new preface by the author on the folly of attacking Iran.

All the Shah s Men

All the Shah s Men
Author: Gail Rose Thompson
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2015-12-23
ISBN: 9781478765134
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Shah s Men Book Excerpt:

As the wife of an American businessman I spent the better part of the 1970's in Iran and saw the boom of the Shah's development and great vision for Iran to be recognized internationally, in every field; it was to be Iran's Great Civilization. An invitation to work for the Imperial Court as a horse trainer enabled me to see many of the royal family in informal moments; it also gave me an entree into high society, to watch the upper class Iranians at play. Many generals and court officials spent much of their time junketing and enjoying all kinds of sports activities in which they indulged themselves to the fullest, in Tehran and costal resorts. This is a book of stories and anecdotes about my life during the "Golden Years" of the reign of Mohamed Reza Shahanshah Aryamehr of Iran. There were times of joy, fun, stress, accomplishment and sadness during my years living in that beautiful Middle Eastern country. Much has been said of the failure of the American officials to see what was coming in Iran soon enough to begin corrective action however, I don't think much could have been done to stop the Revolution. Iran now, with its youthful population, that had no part in the Islamic movement, is begging to become an accepted part of the International system."

Operation Ajax

Operation Ajax
Author: Mike de Seve
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 1781689253
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation Ajax Book Excerpt:

Graphic true-life spy thriller about the CIA mission that overthrew Iran’s democracy The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the political regimes of the Middle East. British agents have controlled Iranian oil exports for a generation, but the Shah’s hold on peace is shaky as a charismatic leader enters the scene. Mohammed Mossadegh’s calls to overthrow the elites resonates among the people, and as rumors circulate of an impending revolt, American, British and Persian agents hatch plans of overthrow. Deals are made behind closed doors. Every actor has a stake. Iran’s oil will flow, by any means necessary. Operation Ajax is the story of the CIA coup that removed the democratically elected Mossadegh and reinstated the monarchy. Introduced by New York Times–bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men, Stephen Kinzer, Operation Ajax is a thrilling tale of real-life intrigue.

Reset

Reset
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-06-08
ISBN: 9781429948289
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reset Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author of Overthrow offers a new and surprising vision for rebuilding America's strategic partnerships in the Middle East What can the United States do to help realize its dream of a peaceful, democratic Middle East? Stephen Kinzer offers a surprising answer in this paradigm-shifting book. Two countries in the region, he argues, are America's logical partners in the twenty-first century: Turkey and Iran. Besides proposing this new "power triangle," Kinzer also recommends that the United States reshape relations with its two traditional Middle East allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This book provides a penetrating, timely critique of America's approach to the world's most volatile region, and offers a startling alternative. Kinzer is a master storyteller with an eye for grand characters and illuminating historical detail. In this book he introduces us to larger-than-life figures, like a Nebraska schoolteacher who became a martyr to democracy in Iran, a Turkish radical who transformed his country and Islam forever, and a colorful parade of princes, politicians, women of the world, spies, oppressors, liberators, and dreamers. Kinzer's provocative new view of the Middle East is the rare book that will richly entertain while moving a vital policy debate beyond the stale alternatives of the last fifty years.

Zwarte golf

Zwarte golf
Author: Kim Ghattas
Publsiher: Nieuw Amsterdam
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN: 9046827143
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zwarte golf Book Excerpt:

Het is bijna niet voor te stellen, maar soennitisch Saoedi-Arabië en sjiitisch Iran waren lange tijd bondgenoten. En toen brak in 1979 de Iraanse revolutie uit, werd de Heilige Moskee in Mekka belegerd en trok de Sovjet-Unie Afghanistan binnen. Saoedi-Arabië en Iran werden felle tegenstanders en exploiteerden religie in hun rivaliserende strijd. Het gevolg: sektarisch geweld, het ontstaan van groeperingen als Hezbollah, de 9/11-aanslagen en de opkomst van is. Zwarte golf beschrijft deze vlammende veertigjarige periode, waarbij de basis van het boek wordt gevormd door persoonlijke verhalen, zoals van een Pakistaanse anchorman, een Egyptische romanschrijver en de vermoordde journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Kim Ghattas legt hiermee de focus op de pluriforme, tot zwijgen gedoemde meerderheid die vooruitgang wil en vecht tegen de maatschappelijke duisternis sinds 1979.

Overthrow

Overthrow
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-02-06
ISBN: 1429905379
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overthrow Book Excerpt:

A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments -- not always to its own benefit "Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its political and economic goals. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is the latest, though perhaps not the last, example of the dangers inherent in these operations. In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the stories of the audacious politicians, spies, military commanders, and business executives who took it upon themselves to depose monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers. He also shows that the U.S. government has often pursued these operations without understanding the countries involved; as a result, many of them have had disastrous long-term consequences. In a compelling and provocative history that takes readers to fourteen countries, including Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq, Kinzer surveys modern American history from a new and often surprising perspective. "Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the pace and grip of a good thriller." -- Anatol Lieven, The New York Times Book Review

Augustus

Augustus
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy
Publsiher: Omniboek
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 9401906874
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augustus Book Excerpt:

Adrian Goldsworthy portretteert keizer Augustus in een ontwapenende biografie. Meedogenloos en menselijk. Gul en gewelddadig. Poëzieliefhebber en politicus. Keizer Augustus was een vat vol tegenstrijdigheden. Maar het opvallendst van alles is het feit dat hij naar de achtergrond van de geschiedenis is verdwenen, terwijl hij meer dan veertig jaar aan de macht is geweest en minstens zo belangrijk was als zijn legendarische oudoom Julius. Dit boek volgt Augustus’ ontwikkeling van krijgsheer tot keizer en zoomt in op wat hem menselijk maakte – zijn huwelijk met Livia, zijn liefde voor het geschreven woord – én wat hem zo uitzonderlijk maakte dat hij in staat was zich een weg naar de top te vechten en daar zo lang te blijven. Want laat er geen misverstand over bestaan: Augustus was een dictator. Maar hij was veel meer dan dat alleen. Historicus Adrian Goldsworthy schrijft met verfrissende eerlijkheid en terechte bewondering over Augustus. Goldsworthy promoveerde in klassieke geschiedenis aan de Universiteit van Oxford, met een specialisatie in de Romeinse geschiedenis. Hij is tevens de auteur van onder meer Caesar, De val van Rome en Romeinse Legioenen.

Argo

Argo
Author: Antonio J. Mendez
Publsiher: Overamstel Uitgevers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN: 9044337467
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Argo Book Excerpt:

Teheran, 1979. Een groep islamitische studenten en militanten gijzelt 66 Amerikanen in de VS-ambassade. Zes andere Amerikanen, die op dat moment niet in de ambassade zijn, weten onder te duiken. CIA-agent Tony Mendez bedenkt een even geniaal als complex reddingsplan: hij probeert de zes als medewerkers van de fictieve sciencefictionfilm ARGO Iran uit te krijgen. Het wordt de spectaculairste en spannendste reddingsoperatie van de CIA uit de geschiedenis.

Crescent and Star

Crescent and Star
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-09-22
ISBN: 1429979399
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crescent and Star Book Excerpt:

"A sharp, spirited appreciation of where Turkey stands now, and where it may head." —Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer In the first edition of this widely praised book, Stephen Kinzer made the convincing claim that Turkey was the country to watch -- poised between Europe and Asia, between the glories of its Ottoman past and its hopes for a democratic future, between the dominance of its army and the needs of its civilian citizens, between its secular expectations and its Muslim traditions. In this newly revised edition of Crescent and Star, he adds much important new information on the many exciting transformations in Turkey's government and politics that have kept it in the headlines, and also shows how recent developments in both American and European policies (and not only the war in Iraq) have affected this unique and perplexing nation.

De tragiek van de bevrijding

De tragiek van de bevrijding
Author: Frank Dikötter
Publsiher: Spectrum
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-09-04
ISBN: 9000322790
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De tragiek van de bevrijding Book Excerpt:

Na het alom geroemde en bekroonde Maos massamoord komt de van oorsprong Nederlandse historicus Frank Dikötter opnieuw met een prachtig geschreven en tegelijkertijd beklemmend meesterwerk. Hij beschrijft de geschiedenis van communistisch China tussen 1945 en 1957 en de menselijke tragedie die zich daar ontvouwde. De tragiek van de bevrijding vertelt het verhaal van de burgeroorlog tussen de nationalisten en communisten na afloop van de Tweede Wereldoorlog en vervolgens het einde van Japanse bezetting en de beginperiode van het Communistische regime onder leiding van Mao Zedong. De Tweede Wereldoorlog had een zware tol geëist van de Chinese bevolking, maar de burgeroorlog die daarop volgde was minstens zo bloedig en had een vernietigend effect. Volledige steden werden uitgehongerd en verwoest met miljoenen burgers die in de strijd het leven lieten. Al tijdens de burgeroorlog begint Mao in de gebieden die onder zijn bewind kwamen met ingrijpende landhervormingen, gevolgd door de liquidatie van landeigenaren die door Mao als vijanden van het volk werden aangemerkt. Nog geen jaar na de `bevrijding in 1949 werd opdracht gegeven om alle vijanden van de partij te elimineren aan de hand van een door Mao gedicteerd quota. Tijdens deze Grote Terreur werden soms hele dorpen met de grond gelijkgemaakt en werden schoolkinderen van soms zes jaar beschuldigd van spionage, waarna ze werden doodgemarteld. Op methodische wijze keerde het regime van Mao zich vervolgens tegen de ambtenaren van het oude regime, minderheden, religieuze groeperingen, ondernemers en bedrijven en ten slotte in 1957 tegen de intellectuele elite. Na amper een decennium aan de macht te zijn geweest was het regime van Mao erin geslaagd alle oppositie tegen de Partij de kop in te drukken en een klimaat van onderdrukking, angst en geweld te creëren.

Adelaars

Adelaars
Author: Kader Abdolah
Publsiher: Singel Uitgeverijen
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN: 9044529986
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adelaars Book Excerpt:

De verhalen in De adelaars geven een indringend beeld van wat het betekent om politiek vluchteling te zijn in een land met een andere cultuur. Zo wordt het menselijk leed in opvangcentra beschreven, terwijl het titelverhaal ingaat op de terreur in Iran. Abdolahs verhalen roepen herinneringen op aan de weemoedige, po?sche sfeer van de grote Perzische dichters.

A Thousand Hills

A Thousand Hills
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Hills Book Excerpt:

The life story of one-time revolutionary Paul Kagame describes how he returned from exile to lead a modern-day coup, rose to the position of president of the devastated country of Rwanda, and has led an effective and ambitious campaign to stabilize and revive his once shattered nation. By the author of All the Shah's Men.

Poisoner in Chief

Poisoner in Chief
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 1250140447
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poisoner in Chief Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s. The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace—including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world. Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Gottlieb’s reckless experiments on “expendable” human subjects destroyed many lives, yet he considered himself deeply spiritual. He lived in a remote cabin without running water, meditated, and rose before dawn to milk his goats. During his twenty-two years at the CIA, Gottlieb worked in the deepest secrecy. Only since his death has it become possible to piece together his astonishing career at the intersection of extreme science and covert action. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale.

De daktuinen van Teheran

De daktuinen van Teheran
Author: Mahbod Seraji
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 9402760326
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De daktuinen van Teheran Book Excerpt:

Wat Khaled Hosseini deed voor Afghanistan, doet Mahbod Seraji voor Iran In Teheran is het ’s zomers zo warm dat het leven zich niet binnenshuis, maar op de daken afspeelt. De zeventienjarige Pasha brengt er zijn dagen door met zijn beste vriend Ahmed, dromend over alles waar tieners normaal van dromen. Maar het is de zomer van 1973 en Iran gaat gebukt onder het regime van de sjah. Uitkijkend over de daken van Teheran ziet Pasha vooral zijn buurmeisje Zari. Hij wordt hopeloos verliefd op haar, maar zij is al beloofd aan een ander. De zomeravonden zijn broeierig, daaronder broeit de revolutie. En plotsklaps wordt alles anders als Pasha vanaf het dak het regime aan het werk ziet en een allesbeslissende keuze moet maken.

De citroenboom druk 1

De citroenboom   druk 1
Author: Sandy Tolan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9789029073998
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De citroenboom druk 1 Book Excerpt:

Overzicht van de geschiedenis van het Midden-Oosten van de laatste zeventig jaar aan de hand van het verhaal over de vriendschap tussen een Israëlische vrouw en een Palestijnse man.

The Brothers John Foster Dulles Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War

The Brothers  John Foster Dulles  Allen Dulles  and Their Secret World War
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1429953527
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brothers John Foster Dulles Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War Book Excerpt:

A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies—many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Crescent and Star

Crescent and Star
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2008-09-16
ISBN: 0374531404
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crescent and Star Book Excerpt:

Reports on conditions in Turkey at the beginning of the twenty-first century, looking at the country's potential to become a world leader, and examining the factors that could keep that from happening.

The Tehran Conviction

The Tehran Conviction
Author: Tom Gabbay
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN: 0061885991
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tehran Conviction Book Excerpt:

“Told against the background of a real-life CIA coup, The Tehran Conviction mixes historical fact with vivid storytelling in ways that will delight readers of both.” —Stephen Kinzer, New York Times Bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men Bestselling thriller writer Jack Higgins calls Tom Gabbay, “John le Carré with a witty ironic edge.” In The Tehran Conviction, the acclaimed author of The Berlin Conspiracy and The Lisbon Crossing sends Agent Jack Teller to Iran during two equally volatile times in the nation’s recent history: on the eve of a CIA-sponsored coup in1953, and in 1979, the year of the infamous Islamic revolution. Denver’s Rocky Mountain News advises you to, “add [Gabbay’s] name to the must-read list of thriller writers.” Read The Tehran Conviction and see why.

Het huis van de moskee

Het huis van de moskee
Author: Kader Abdolah
Publsiher: Singel Uitgeverijen
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN: 9044519409
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Het huis van de moskee Book Excerpt:

Al achthonderd jaar heeft de familie van Aga Djan een centrale positie in de stad. Al zolang ze er wonen brengen ze de geestelijk leider van de moskee voort. De imam is een belangrijk man, maar zeker zo belangrijk is Aga Djan, het hoofd van de bazaar. Als er een radicale stroming onder de ayatollahs ontstaat en Khomeini in Parijs een omwenteling voorbereidt, komt de Iraanse samenleving zoals Aga Djan die kent onder druk te staan. Vrienden worden vijanden. Liefde wordt haat. Zelfs Aga Djan kan het tij niet keren.