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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He tells with whom he worked, how he worked, and how the plan was almost aborted. Derek C rated it liked it Nov 01, Matt Salazar rated it really liked it Sep 26, The title is humorously absurd, implying irah if “”we”” hadn’t done our coup, “”they”” would have done theirs.
Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran by Kermit Roosevelt Jr.
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His effectiveness as an agent and organizer was attested to by Kim Philby, the British agent turned Russian spy, who called the author “the quiet American. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 Though the title has a contemporary ring, former CIA agent Roosevelt’s tne is actually a distant background to recent events sfruggle Iran, the “”countercoup”” in question being the CIA-engineered installation of Shah Reza Pahlevi.
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Tabitha rated it it was ok Nov 14, Preview — Countercoup by Kermit Roosevelt Jr. Zebardast Zebardast rated it it was ok Apr 22, Samet Girgin rated it liked it Oct 21, Apr 09, Christia rated it it was ok Shelves: Trevor rated it really liked it Jan 12, This book is real-life drama, with an unexpected ending tinged with irony.
Rob Scharf rated it liked it Feb 26, Tim LaVoie rated it liked it Jan 04, Bill rated it really liked it Jan 11, This operation is generally considered to be what launched the CIA’s reckless interference in cou 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 The book recounts his role in overthrowing democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh with triumphant zeal.
Roosevelt recounts his previous experiences in Iran with counterfoup OSS, and then runs through the details of the coup with a heavy concentration on individual personalities–consistently depicting Mossadegh and his allies as morally or physically weak, while pro-Shah types are invariably strong.
The book was first published incoinciding with the Iranian revolution.
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Vheissu rated it liked it Aug 25, That meeting on a June morning in was to lead to one of the greatest triumphs in America’s covert operations in foreign countries. Refresh and try again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.