Overthrow

Overthrow

America's Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006 | Unabridged
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A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments-not always to its own benefit."Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and 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.In Overthrow, Stephen 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. 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2006
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 30 min.)) : digital
ISBN: 9781400122394
1400122392

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Oct 29, 2015

The reader is not pleasant to hear! The book was great, too bad few know about it or even care. The title is perfect. How the US policies are accepted based on the people in charge beginning in early 1900's, is explained to my mind. How careless we are to let them continue - how can these practices be stopped is beyond my imagination.

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