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Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (2006) [audiobook+ebook]

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A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments--not always to its own benefit

"Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U.S. foreign policy for more than one hundred years. Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its political and economic goals. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is the latest, though perhaps not the last, example of the dangers inherent in these operations.

In Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer tells the stories of the audacious politicians, spies, military commanders, and business executives who took it upon themselves to depose monarchs, presidents, and prime ministers. He also shows that the U.S. government has often pursued these operations without understanding the countries involved; as a result, many of them have had disastrous long-term consequences.

In a compelling and provocative history that takes readers to fourteen countries, including Cuba, Iran, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq, Kinzer surveys modern American history from a new and often surprising perspective.

File Duration
00 Title, Introduction.mp3 16m4s
01 p1 The Imperial Era c01 A Hell of a Time Up at the Palace.mp3 1h3m
02 c02 Bound for Goo-Goo Land.mp3 1h14m
03 c03 From a Whorehouse to a White House.mp3 1h4m
04 c04 A Break in the History of the World.mp3 1h33m
05 p2 Covert Action c05 Despotism and Godless Terrorism.mp3 51m33s
06 c06 Get Rid of This Stinker.mp3 53m13s
07 c07 Not the Preferred Way to Commit Suicide.mp3 1h3m
08 c08 Were Going to Smash Him.mp3 1h12m
09 c09 A Graveyard Smell.mp3 1h3m
10 p3 Invasions c10 Our Days of Weakness Are Over.mp3 54m11s
11 c11 Youre No Good.mp3 59m48s
12 c12 They Will Have Flies Walking Across Their Eyeballs.mp3 1h0m
13 c13 Thunder Run.mp3 52m23s
14 c14 Catastrophic Success.mp3 1h5m
Total Duration 15h04m12s

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