Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Stephen Kinzer


"Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the velocity and grip of an exceptional thriller."―Anatol Lieven, The big apple instances publication Review

"Regime swap" didn't commence with the management of George W. Bush, yet has been an essential component of U.S. international coverage for a couple of hundred years. beginning with the toppling of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, the U.S. has no longer hesitated to overthrow governments that stood within the manner of its political and fiscal targets. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is however the newest instance of the risks inherent in those operations.

In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the tales of the audacious politicians, spies, army commanders, and company executives who took it upon themselves to depose overseas regimes. He info the 3 eras of America's regime-change century―the imperial period, which introduced Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Honduras lower than America's sway; the chilly warfare period, which hired covert motion opposed to Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, and Chile; and the invasion period, which observed American troops toppling governments in Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Kinzer explains why the U.S. executive has pursued those operations and why such a lot of of them have had disastrous long term effects, making Overthrow a cautionary story that serves as an pressing caution because the usa seeks to outline its position within the smooth world.

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