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Kinzer, Stephen

Overview
Works: 187 works in 473 publications in 11 languages and 15,171 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS318, 955.053
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Most widely held works about Stephen Kinzer
 
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 )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,413 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
Bitter fruit : the untold story of the American coup in Guatemala by Stephen C Schlesinger( Book )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 2,379 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
Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,950 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 )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,847 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."
The brothers : John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and their secret world war by Stephen Kinzer( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world 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 places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He 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'many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town 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. 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 from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empire by Stephen Kinzer( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat -- until the cycle begins again. No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country. Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation. The country's best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before ― in the period when the United States was founded ― have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity
Reset : Iran, Turkey, and America's future by Stephen Kinzer( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 704 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
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 162 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
Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 161 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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 125 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
Reset : Iran, Turkey, and America's future by Stephen Kinzer( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 121 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
A thousand hills : Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it by Stephen Kinzer( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Kagame grew up as a wretched refugee. He and a group of comrades, determined to force their way back home after a generation of exile, designed one of the most audacious covert operations in the history of clandestine war. Then, after taking power, they amazed the world by stabilizing and reviving their devastated country. Now, as President Kagame, he's obsessed with a single outlandish dream: to make Rwanda the first middle-income country in Africa, and to do it in the space of a single generation. A Thousand Hills tells Kagame's tumultuous life story, including his early fascination with Che Guevara and James Bond, his years as an intelligence agent, his training in Cuba and the United States, the dazzlingly original way he built his secret rebel army, his bloody rebellion, and his outsized ambitions for Rwanda
Blood of brothers : life and war in Nicaragua by Stephen Kinzer( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 82 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 )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 80 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
Todos los hombres del sha : un golpe de estado norteamericano y las raices del terror en Oriente Próximo by Stephen Kinzer( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennemgang af CIA's kup mod Irans premierminister Mohammad Mossadegh i 1953, og af de følger USAs handling fik i hele Mellemøsten
The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American Empire by Stephen Kinzer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat -- until the cycle begins again. No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country. Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation. The country's best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before -- in the period when the United States was founded -- have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity
Berlin 1945 : World War II : photos of the aftermath by Michael Brettin( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book ... contains many of the same photos as its German-language predecessor, [Berlin nach dem Krieg], along with some additional images."--About these photos
Fruta amarga : la CIA en Guatemala by Stephen C Schlesinger( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in Spanish and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand hills : Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it by Stephen Kinzer( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A Thousand Hills, bestselling author Stephen Kinzer tells the dramatic story of Paul Kagame, whose rebel army stopped the genocide and whose government has turned Rwanda into a new star of Africa." "A Thousand Hills tells Kagame's astonishing story more fully than it has ever been told before. Drawing on extensive interviews with Kagame himself and with people who knew him at every stage of his life, Kinzer recounts one of the great untold stories of modern revolution." "Filled with harrowing tales of guerilla warfare, heart-wrenching accounts of the genocide carried out by the government of Rwanda, and inspiring stories of how a devastated nation can reinvent itself, A Thousand Hills is powerful, moving, and deeply compelling."--Jacket
Dateline Havana : the real story of U.S. policy and the future of Cuba by Reese W Erlich( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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All the Shah's men : an American coup and the roots of Middle East terror
Alternative Names
Kiñjar, Stīphen

Kinzer, S.

Kinzer, Steven

Kīnzir, Istifin

Stephen Kinzer Amerikaans journalist

Stephen Kinzer giornalista e scrittore statunitense

Stephen Kinzer jornalista e escritor americano

Stephen Kinzer periodista y escritor estadounitense

קינזר, סטיבן

استیفن کینزر ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

ستيفن كينزر، 1951-

کينزر، استفن

キンザー, スティーブン

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Bitter fruit : the untold story of the American coup in GuatemalaOverthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to IraqCrescent and star : Turkey between two worldsReset : Iran, Turkey, and America's futureOverthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to IraqAll the Shah's men : an American coup and the roots of Middle East terrorReset : Iran, Turkey, and America's futureA thousand hills : Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it