All the Shah's Men
An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East TerrorDownloadable Audiobook - 2003
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."
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2003.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)