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Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Times Books
Publication date February 6, 2007
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805082401
ISBN-10 0805082409
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $18.99
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Summary
Offers a narrative history of the role of the U.S. in a series of coups, revolutions, and invasions that toppled fourteen foreign governments, from the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 to the 2003 war in Iraq, and examines the sometimes disastrous long-term repercussions of such operations. Reprint.
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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



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Hardcover
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from Times Books (April 4, 2006)
9780805078619 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $27.50
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Times Books (February 6, 2007)
9780805082401 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.99
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Miscellaneous
1 edition from Times Books (February 6, 2007)
9781429905374 | details & prices | List price $9.99
CD/Spoken Word
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With Michael Prichard (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (May 30, 2006)
9781400102396 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $39.99
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With Michael Prichard (other contributor) | Mp3 edition from Tantor Media Inc (May 30, 2006)
9781400152391 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $29.99
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