1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations
Date Written: 2013-02-05
Publisher: New Press
Year Published: 2013
Pages: 304pp Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX14843
In 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency organized the overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next 26, the U.S. backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Iran’s oil wealth. The blowback was almost inevitable, as this new and revealing history of the coup and its consequences shows.