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There are several good scholarly studies of the – Iranian crisis and August coup, but most contain gaps, misperceptions, and. In the final chapter Abrahamian discusses four lasting legacies of the coup. First, the terms governing the international consortium of major oil. Read “The Coup , The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations ” by Ervand Abrahamian with Rakuten Kobo. In August , the U.S. Central.

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This is a true to form Ervand Abrahamian. Abrahamian argues that US officials carried out the coup not because they feared the Tudeh Party might soon seize power but rather to prevent “the dangerous repercussions that oil nationalization could have throughout the world” pp.

He makes a compelling case for re-examining the legacy of Mossadeq and the United States in Iran and the wider world. Please make a tax-deductible donation today! Undeniably reading the book takes time, despite its small size. View freely available titles: Slavery after Rome, — When the Iranian Revolution deposed the shah and replaced his puppet government with a radical Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the shift reverberated throughout the Middle East and the world, casting a long, dark shadow over U.

The Book of Honor. The author reveals some of the primary motivations behind the current Iranian hostility toward the United States and other Western governments.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. How to Catch a Russian Spy. Abrahamian finally turns to the coup in the last third of the book. It is also important because it might be predicting the future.

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I recommend this book for anyone who likes to understand the events leading to tge the aftermath of the CIA coup. A History of Modern Iran.


In the Shadows of the American Century: Despite its title, ervanx of Abrahamian’s book focuses on the events surrounding Iran’s nationalization of its British-owned oil industry inwhich ultimately led to the coup. The blowback was almost inevitable, as this new and revealing history of the coup and its consequences shows.

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He provides some interesting new details, notably about cpup Mosaddeq was warned of the coup pp. If only the U.

It is a lot easier to read than some other history texts out there, which I appreciated. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

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The well-rendered, lucid back story explaining the current, ongoing deep distrust and suspicion between the U. In addition, numerous myths about the crisis, originally propagated to justify the coup, have continued to color both scholarly studies and popular accounts.

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