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Kinzer, Stephen

Overview
Works: 61 works in 245 publications in 5 languages and 13,303 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: DS318, 955.053
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Most widely held works by Stephen Kinzer
All the Shah's men : an American coup and the roots of Middle East terror by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Half a century ago, the United States overthrew a Middle Eastern government for the first time. The victim was Mohammad Mossadegh, the democratically elected prime minister of Iran. Although the coup seemed a success at first, today it serves as a chilling lesson about the dangers of foreign intervention." "In this book, veteran New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer gives the first full account of this fateful operation. His account is centered around an hour-by-hour reconstruction of the events of August 1953, and concludes with an assessment of the coup's "haunting and terrible legacy.""--Jacket
Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing 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. Foreign correspondent 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 in fourteen countries, including Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq. 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.--From publisher description
Crescent and star : Turkey between two worlds by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 report on the truth about this nation of contradictions - posed between Europe and Asia, caught 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. Will this vibrant country succeed in becoming a great democratic state? This book makes it clear why Turkey is posed to become "the most audacious nation of the twenty-first century."
Bitter fruit : the untold story of the American coup in Guatemala by Stephen C Schlesinger ( Book )
32 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thousand hills : Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 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 about noble gunmen who clean up lawless towns 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. 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.--From publisher description
Reset : Iran, Turkey, and America's future by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What can the United States do to help realize its dream of a peaceful, democratic Middle East? Kinzer provides a penetrating, timely critique of America's approach to the world's most volatile region, and offers a startling alternative
Bitter fruit : the story of the American coup in Guatemala by Stephen C Schlesinger ( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive and insightful account of the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. First published in 1982, this book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the United States and the Third World. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government documents and interviews with former CIA and other officials. It is a warning of what happens when the United States abuses its power.--From publisher description
Reset Iran, Turkey, and America's future by Stephen Kinzer ( )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of Overthrow offers a new and surprising vision for rebuilding America's strategic partnerships in the Middle East
Overthrow America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regime change has been an integral part of American foreign policy for more than a hundred years, beginning with Hawaii in 1893 to present day Iraq
All the Shah's men an American coup and the roots of Middle East terror by Stephen Kinzer ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a cloak and dagger story of spies, saboteurs, and secret agents, the author reveals the involvement of Eisenhower, Churchill, Kermit Roosevelt, and the CIA in Operation Ajax, which restored Mohammad Reza Shah to power. Reza imposed a tyranny that ultimately sparked the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and that in turn inspired fundamentalists throughout the Muslim world, including the Taliban and terrorists under its protection
The brothers John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret World War by Stephen Kinzer ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, was director of the CIA. This book places their extraordinary lives against the backdrop of American culture and history and asks: Why does the United States behave as it does? 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 such as Cuba and Iran
A thousand hills Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it by Stephen Kinzer ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A detailed look at Rwandan president Paul Kagame's rise to power and subsequent endeavors to rebuild his country. Kinzer deftly touches on the totality of necessary reconstruction and the measures to achieve it
Blood of brothers : life and war in Nicaragua by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the centuries old power struggle that erupted in 1979 with the overthrow of the Somozo dictatorship
Reset : Middle East : old friends and new alliances : Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, Iran by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Kinzer takes the reader on a tour of modern Middle Eastern history. Highlighting the errors, alliances and betrayals all acted out by Western states, he concludes that the US has allied with the wrong Middle Eastern states and suggests that rather than Israel and Saudi Arabia, America's natural allies are Turkey and Iran
La Turquie, une étoile montante ? by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse les différentes facettes de la Turquie au travers de différents thèmes : héritage d'Atatürk, rôle spécifique de l'armée, question kurde, résurgence de l'islamisme, entrée dans l'Union européenne... Aborde les moeurs et les rites turcs
Todos los hombres del sha : un golpe de estado norteamericano y las raices del terror en Oriente Próximo by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamah-yi mardān-i Shāh by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Persian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hilal ve yıldız:iki dünya arasında Türkiye = Crescent and star :Turkey between two worlds by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Turkish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamahʼ-i ādamʹhāī Shāh by Stephen Kinzer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kiñjar, Stīphen
Kinzer, S.
Kinzer, Steven
Kīnzir, Istifin
קינזר, סטיבן
کينزر، استفن
Languages
English (180)
Spanish (11)
French (4)
Persian (3)
Turkish (1)
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