Countercoup has 34 ratings and 4 reviews. Jfarley said: Informally formal, with little inside information and lots of descriptions of drinks and food. The former head of the Middle East Department of the CIA during the s, details his involvement in Iranian politics. Kermit Roosevelt’s book “Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran” is the self-serving account of his role in the CIA coup that toppled Iran’s.

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The idea of overthrowing Mossadegh came from nationalized British oil interests–which went so far as to nominate Roosevelt, TR’s grandson, to head up the operation in Teheran. Tabitha rated it it was ok Nov 14, About Kermit Roosevelt Jr.

Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Derek C rated it liked it Nov 01, Ilyas Ozturk rated it liked it Nov 09, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Irann at the time it was believed that Iran, under the leadership of Prime Minister Mossadegh, was slipping under Russian domination and control.


Here he proudly writes out exactly why and how he conducted this operation. Trevor rated it really liked it Jan 12, By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Siavash Rahbaran rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Preview — Countercoup by Kermit Roosevelt Jr.

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Perhaps, if the Shah hadn’t let power go to his head, and become such an oppressor, things might have been different. Todd Brents rated it really liked it May 10, The title is humorously absurd, implying that if “”we”” hadn’t done our coup, “”they”” would have done theirs. Wassim rated it really liked it Dec 27, sgruggle Edmund rated it really liked it May 17, To ask other readers questions about Stryggleplease sign up.

Kermit Roosevelt explains in minute-by-minute detail how he performed his mission. Arash Norouzi The Mossadegh Project. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He tells with whom he worked, how he worked, and how the plan was almost aborted.

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Zebardast Zebardast rated it it was ok Apr 22, Open Preview See a Problem? Refresh and try again. There was a problem adding your email address. Ina paperback release was issued, after which it has rian out of print. Robin rated it liked it Jul 10, But for all Roosevelt’s attempt to demonstrate that the Russians had begun to control Prime Minister Mossadegh through the pro-Soviet Tudeh party, the evidence is pure conjecture; the fact is that the P.


Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran by Kermit Roosevelt Jr.

If Roosevelt were to recount his Iranian experience, this book would prove to be a loyal transcript. Each week, our editors sfruggle the one author and one book they believe to be strugtle worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Want to Read saving…. Vheissu rated it liked it Aug 25, Thornton rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Alireza rated it it was ok Sep 13, The author was given the go-ahead to mastermind the overthrow of Mossadegh and return the Shah to the Peacock throne.


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