By Stephen Kinzer
"Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the velocity and grip of an exceptional thriller."―Anatol Lieven, The manhattan instances publication Review
"Regime switch" didn't start with the management of George W. Bush, yet has been an essential component of U.S. overseas coverage for multiple hundred years. beginning with the toppling of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, the USA has no longer hesitated to overthrow governments that stood within the approach of its political and financial ambitions. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is however the most recent instance of the risks inherent in those operations.
In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the tales of the audacious politicians, spies, army commanders, and company executives who took it upon themselves to depose international regimes. He information the 3 eras of America's regime-change century―the imperial period, which introduced Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Honduras lower than America's sway; the chilly warfare period, which hired covert motion opposed to Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, and Chile; and the invasion period, which observed American troops toppling governments in Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Kinzer explains why the U.S. govt has pursued those operations and why such a lot of of them have had disastrous long term outcomes, making Overthrow a cautionary story that serves as an pressing caution because the usa seeks to outline its function within the smooth world.