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Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.), 217 pages
Published March 5th 2012 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published August 1979)
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Ted Magnuson
Mar 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I would dare say, according to Kermit Roosevelt's take on things, that initial CIA entanglements in the affairs of other nations was very cricket. Perhaps, if the Shah hadn't let power go to his head, and become such an oppressor, things might have been different.
Jfarley
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informally formal, with little "inside information" and lots of descriptions of drinks and food, this still rates as a good book



Kim does a great job of making you feel like you are a part of something... except you never quite figure out what. It's interesting to read abook about CIA a operation that was written before everyone felt compelled to divulge every secret possible, where no one is trashed.



This operation is generally considered to be what launched the CIA's reckless interference in cou
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Christia
If Roosevelt were to recount his Iranian experience, this book would prove to be a loyal transcript. To a fault and the detriment of the reader's attention span, Roosevelt captured nuances in the plot unknown to the general public at the time.
Steph
Feb 10, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: persian-shelf
Deeply disturbing expose. Written by Kermit Roosevelt, the CIA agent who headed the Mosaddeq coup. Here he proudly writes out exactly why and how he conducted this operation.
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