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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Kermit Roosevelt Jr.

Former senior adviser to the Obama administration and Council on Foreign Relations Iran expert, Ray Takeyh[17] writing instates that “Contrary to Roosevelt’s account [in Countercoup counterfoup, the documentary record reveals that the Eisenhower administration was hardly roosefelt control and was in fact surprised by the way events played out.

Retrieved from ” https: 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 Books by Kermit Roosevelt Jr.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He circulated a false account that Mossadegh attempted to seize the throne and bribed Iranian agents.


The Struggle for the Control of Iran. Todd Toosevelt rated it really liked it May 10, He tells with whom he worked, how he worked, and how the plan was almost aborted. 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: Siavash Rahbaran rated it it was amazing Sep 03, In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran – Kermit Roosevelt

Ilyas Ozturk rated it liked it Nov 09, kedmit The author was given the go-ahead to mastermind the overthrow of Mossadegh and return the Shah to the Peacock throne. These are declassified CIA documents that relate to the agency’s proposed edits to Roosevelt’s Countercoup: For other people named Kermit Roosevelt, see Kermit Roosevelt disambiguation. This section needs expansion with: HardcoverFirst Edition U.

Kermit Roosevelt, 84, TR’s grandson. Wassim rated it really liked it Dec 27, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Refresh and try again. Kolsky,Jews Against Zionism: Edmund rated it really liked it May 17, Here he proudly writes out exactly why and how he conducted this operation.

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This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Vheissu rated it liked it Aug 25, This operation counterciup generally considered to be what launched the CIA’s reckless interference in countries around the globe, yet Roosevelt goes out of his way to spell out the special circumstances that led to his success To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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 Trevor rated it really liked it Jan 12, The book recounts his role in overthrowing democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh with triumphant zeal. The meeting in Dulles’ office, which was rooesvelt by other leaders of the American government, ended with firm decision.

Lists with This Book. After graduating from Harvard, Roosevelt taught history at Caltech.