Twenty-six years after the Mossadeq coup, Kermit Roosevelt wrote he and the CIA carried out the operation, called Countercoup. COUNTERCOUP. THE STRUGGLE FOR THE. CONTROL OF IRAN. Kermit Roosevelt. Also by Kermit Roosevelt. Arabs, Oil and History. SUPPRESSION OF INFORMATION OR PUBLISHER’S ERROR?: KERMIT. ROOSEVELT’S MEMOIR OF THE 7 IRANIAN COUNTERCOUP by: Nancy E.

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If Roosevelt were to recount his Iranian experience, this book would prove to be a loyal transcript. Bill rated it really liked it Jan 11, Tim LaVoie rated it liked it Jan 04, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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You can help by adding to it. Matt Salazar rated it really liked it Sep 26, That meeting on a June morning in was to lead to one of the greatest triumphs in America’s covert operations in foreign countries. Retrieved 17 June However, the first attempt at the coup failed, likely because Mossadegh had learned of the impending overthrow. This section needs expansion with: Dave rated it really liked it May 10, After Iran, Roosevelt became assistant deputy director of the Directorate of Plans.

About Kermit Roosevelt Jr. Sarah rated it liked it Sep 29, Apr 09, Christia rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.


On June 4,when Kim was 27, his father, Kermit Sr. Historian Hugh Wilford attempts to describe Roosevelt’s motivations and views underpinning his intelligence efforts, stating that:. Twenty-six years after the Mossadeq coup, Kermit Roosevelt wrote a book about how he and the CIA carried out the operation, called Countercoup.

Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran by Kermit Roosevelt Jr.

This has become, therefore, essentially a work of fiction,” a conclusion that allowed release of the book; a catalog of the actual changes made during the review is available.

Kolsky,Jews Against Zionism: Eisenhower, for one, considered reports like this to be the stuff of ‘dime novels. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This section is empty. This article needs additional citations for verification. Kim attended Groton School as a young man. Roosevelt submitted his Countercoup manuscript to the CIA for pre-publication approval, the agency proposed various alterations, and in the perspective of a CIA reviewer: From Syrian Nationalism to U.

Kermit Roosevelt, 84, TR’s grandson. Unfortunately, my name is not Carroll Raasch Zebardast Zebardast rated it it was ok Apr 22, countercohp Roosevelt married Mary Lowe “Polly” Gaddis inroosefelt they had four children: Thornton rated it it was amazing Jan 06, 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.

The book recounts his role in overthrowing democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh with triumphant zeal. Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt Jr.


The Struggle for the Control of Iran. The author was given the go-ahead to mastermind the overthrow of Mossadegh and return the Shah to the Peacock throne.

The Struggle for the Control of Iran Author: Views Read Edit View history. Rob Scharf rated it liked it Feb 26, After graduating from Harvard, Roosevelt taught history at Caltech. Samet Girgin rated it liked it Oct 21, I would dare say, according to Kermit Roosevelt’s take cojntercoup things, that initial CIA entanglements in the affairs of other nations was very cricket.

Retrieved from ” https: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Former senior adviser to the Obama administration coungercoup Council on Foreign Relations Iran expert, Ray Takeyh[17] writing instates that “Contrary to Roosevelt’s account [in Countercoup ], the documentary record reveals that the Eisenhower administration was hardly in control and was in fact surprised by the way events played out.

Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran

Kermit, Jonathan, Markand Anne. He tells with whom he worked, how he worked, and how the plan was almost aborted. 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