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    • The Brothers

    • John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the backdrop ofAmerican culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cold war and intrigue - who could ask for more

    • By Angela on 10-26-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Overthrow

    • America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great read.

    • By John E on 12-28-11
    • America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 06-08-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 365 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • All the Shah's Men

    • An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    In a cloak-and-dagger story of spies, saboteurs, and secret agents, Kinzer reveals the involvement of Eisenhower, Churchill, Kermit Roosevelt, and the CIA in Operation Ajax, which restored Mohammad Reza Shah to power. Reza imposed a tyranny that ultimately sparked the Islamic Revolution of 1979 which, in turn, inspired fundamentalists throughout the Muslim world, including the Taliban and terrorists who thrived under its protection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a book!

    • By A Reader on 03-01-04

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The True Flag

    • Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
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    How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat - until the cycle begins again. No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timely and important

    • By Joshua C. Packard on 02-20-17
    • Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 01-24-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 319 ratings

    Regular price: $32.19

    • A Thousand Hills

    • Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Paul Kagame grew up as a wretched refugee. He and a group of comrades, determined to force their way back home after a generation of exile, designed one of the most audacious covert operations in the history of clandestine war. Then, after taking power, they amazed the world by stabilizing and reviving their devastated country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Most Comprehensive Work on Rwanda

    • By Greg on 07-30-10

    Regular price: $26.59

    • How the Press Gets Seduced by War

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Stephen Kinzer
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Last week, President Trump ordered the firing of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria in retaliation against the chemical attack allegedly committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Reset

    • Iran, Turkey, and America's Future
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    What can the United States do to help realize its dream of a peaceful, democratic Middle East? Stephen Kinzer offers a surprising answer in this paradigm-shifting book. Two countries in the region, he argues, are America's logical partners in the 21st century: Turkey and Iran.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential World History

    • By Will on 03-28-11
    • Iran, Turkey, and America's Future
    • By: Stephen Kinzer
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 06-08-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 148 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49