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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Mustafa rated it liked it Feb 28, Though the title has a contemporary ring, former CIA agent Roosevelt’s tale is actually a distant background to recent events in Iran, the “”countercoup”” in question being the CIA-engineered installation of Shah Reza Pahlevi.

The book was first published incoinciding fontrol the Iranian revolution. Perhaps, if the Shah hadn’t let power go to his head, and become such an oppressor, things might have been different. Rob Scharf rated it liked it Feb 26, Kermit Roosevelt explains in minute-by-minute detail how he performed his mission. To a fault controll the detriment of the reader’s attention span, Roosevelt captured nuances in the plot unknown to the general public at the time.

Apr 09, Christia rated it it was ok Shelves: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Preview — Countercoup by Kermit Roosevelt Jr.

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HardcoverFirst Edition U. There was a problem adding your email address. For at the time it was believed that Iran, under the leadership of Prime Minister Mossadegh, was slipping under Russian domination and control. The book recounts his role in overthrowing democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh with triumphant zeal.


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Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran – Kermit Roosevelt

He tells with whom he worked, how he worked, and how the plan was almost aborted. Sarah rated it liked it Sep 29, This operation is generally considered to be what launched the CIA’s reckless interference in countries around the globe, yet Roosevelt goes out of his way to spell out the special circumstances that led to his success Roosevelt and his CIA superiors maintained, however, that the oilmen would have no claim on the Shah if the plan worked! Robin rated it liked it Jul 10, Edmund rated it really liked it May 17, About Kermit Roosevelt Jr.

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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.

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He describes vividly the background of Iranian history, the country’s strategic position in the world power structure, the role it played in World War II, and the hopes and dreams that both East and West had for this oil-rich nation in the years that followed.

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Informally formal, with little “inside information” and lots of descriptions of drinks and food, this still rates as a good book Kim does a great job of making you feel like you are a part of something That meeting on a June morning in was to lead lran one of the greatest triumphs in America’s covert operations in foreign countries.