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The Resource Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq, Stephen Kinzer

Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq, Stephen Kinzer

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Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq
Title
Overthrow
Title remainder
America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kinzer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing 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. Foreign correspondent 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 in fourteen countries, including Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq. 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.--From publisher description
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DLC
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Kinzer, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • United States
  • Hawaii
Label
Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq, Stephen Kinzer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: The imperial era -- A hell of a time up at the palace -- Bound for Goo-Goo Land -- From a whorehouse to a White House -- A break in the history of the world -- 2: Covert action -- Despotism and godless terrorism -- Get rid of this stinker -- Not the preferred way to commit suicide -- We're going to smash him -- A graveyard smell -- 3: Invasions -- Our days of weakness are over -- You're no good -- They will have flies walking across their eyeballs -- Thunder run -- Catastrophic success
Control code
61879837
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805078619
Lccn
2005054856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq, Stephen Kinzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: The imperial era -- A hell of a time up at the palace -- Bound for Goo-Goo Land -- From a whorehouse to a White House -- A break in the history of the world -- 2: Covert action -- Despotism and godless terrorism -- Get rid of this stinker -- Not the preferred way to commit suicide -- We're going to smash him -- A graveyard smell -- 3: Invasions -- Our days of weakness are over -- You're no good -- They will have flies walking across their eyeballs -- Thunder run -- Catastrophic success
Control code
61879837
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805078619
Lccn
2005054856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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