Overthrow

America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

By Stephen Kinzer; Michael Prichard (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400102396)

Publication Date: May 2006

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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.



About the Author
Stephen Kinzer is the author of "Reset", "Overthrow", "All the Shah's Men", and numerous other books. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the "New York Times"'s bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua and as the Boston Globe's Latin America correspondent. He is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, contributes to "The New York Review of Books", and writes a column on world affairs for "The Guardian". He lives in Boston.

Michael Prichard has recorded well over five hundred audiobooks and was named one of "SmartMoney" magazine's Top Ten Golden Voices. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award and several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards.
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