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Bitter fruit : the story of the American coup in Guatemala

Author: Stephen C Schlesinger; Stephen Kinzer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2005.
Series: David Rockefeller Center series on Latin American studies, Harvard University, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded ed., 2nd David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schlesinger, Stephen C.
Bitter fruit.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2005
(OCoLC)657138354
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen C Schlesinger; Stephen Kinzer
ISBN: 067401930X 9780674019300
OCLC Number: 61425356
Description: xxxviii, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / John H. Coatsworth --
Foreward / Richard A. Nuccio --
Reflections in 2005 / June Carolyn Erlick --
The battle begins --
A teacher takes power --
An age of reform --
The clouds gather --
The overlord : the United Fruit Company --
Advertisements for myself --
Operation success --
The liberator --
The proconsul --
The secret voyage of the "Alfhem" --
The final countdown --
Arbenz fights back --
The longest day --
The liberation --
The aftermath.
Series Title: David Rockefeller Center series on Latin American studies, Harvard University, 4.
Responsibility: Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer.

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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.

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