Twenty-six years after the Mossadeq coup, Kermit Roosevelt wrote he and the CIA carried out the operation, called Countercoup. COUNTERCOUP. THE STRUGGLE FOR THE. CONTROL OF IRAN. Kermit Roosevelt. Also by Kermit Roosevelt. Arabs, Oil and History. SUPPRESSION OF INFORMATION OR PUBLISHER’S ERROR?: KERMIT. ROOSEVELT’S MEMOIR OF THE 7 IRANIAN COUNTERCOUP by: Nancy E.

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This book is real-life drama, with an unexpected ending tinged with irony. Apr 09, Christia rated it it was ok Shelves: This section is empty. It’s interesting to read abook about CIA a operation that was written before everyone felt compelled to divulge every secret ketmit, where no one is trashed. 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.

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Scott Baillargeon rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Eisenhower, for one, considered reports like this to be the stuff of ‘dime novels. Unfortunately, my name is not Carroll Raasch These are declassified CIA documents that relate to the agency’s proposed edits to Roosevelt’s Countercoup: The meeting in Dulles’ office, which was attended by other leaders of the American government, ended with firm decision.


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Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran

Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt Jr. Lists with This Book. Vheissu rated it krmit it Aug 25, For at the time it was believed that Iran, under the leadership of Prime Minister Mossadegh, was slipping under Russian domination and control. The book recounts his role in overthrowing democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh with triumphant zeal.

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After graduating from Harvard, Roosevelt taught history at Caltech. Wassim rated it really liked it Dec 27, Views Read Edit View history.

Mar 09, Ted Magnuson rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Some are signed by the author.

Sam rated it liked it Aug 10, Arash Norouzi The Mossadegh Project. Here he proudly writes out exactly why and how he conducted this operation. Twenty-six years after the Mossadeq coup, Kermit Roosevelt wrote a book about how he and the CIA carried out the operation, rooseevlt Countercoup.

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The book jacket’s description reads: Kim attended Groton School as a young man. Kermit Roosevelt explains in minute-by-minute detail how he performed his mission. This has become, therefore, essentially a work of fiction,” a conclusion that allowed release of the book; a catalog of the actual changes made rooxevelt the review is available.


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He tells with whom he worked, how he worked, and how the plan was almost aborted. He describes vividly the background of Iranian history, the country’s strategic position in the world power structure, the role it played in World War II, and the hopes and dreams that both East and West had for this oil-rich nation in the years that followed.

Former senior adviser to the Counttercoup administration and Council on Foreign Relations Iran expert, Ray Takeyh[17] writing instates that “Contrary to Roosevelt’s account [in Countercoup ], the documentary record reveals that the Eisenhower administration was hardly in control and was in fact surprised by the way events played out.

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