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Publisher Description

Half a century ago, the United States overthrew the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, whose "crime" was nationalizing the country's oil industry.

In a cloak-and-dagger story of spies, saboteurs, and secret agents, Kinzer 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, which, in turn, inspired fundamentalists throughout the Muslim world, including the Taliban and terrorists who thrived under its protection.

"It is not far-fetched," Kinzer asserts, "to draw a line from Operation Ajax through the Shah's repressive regime and the Islamic Revolution to the fireballs that engulfed the World Trade Center in New York."

GENRE
Non-Fiction
NARRATOR
MP
Michael Prichard
LENGTH
10:24
hr min
RELEASED
2003
December 1
PUBLISHER
Tantor Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
547.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Alishahmard ,

Untrue history, like a fiction story

Mosadegh had never been democratically elected as prime minister of Iran by people. He was assigned and dismissed by shah base on legislation of that moment.

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