There are several good scholarly studies of the – Iranian crisis and August coup, but most contain gaps, misperceptions, and. In the final chapter Abrahamian discusses four lasting legacies of the coup. First, the terms governing the international consortium of major oil. Read “The Coup , The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations ” by Ervand Abrahamian with Rakuten Kobo. In August , the U.S. Central.

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Don’t have an account? Agrahamian fills the gaps that were left to imagination or at best to the leaked rumors after the Coup. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. In this authoritative new history of the coup and its aftermath, noted Iran scholar Ervand Abrahamian uncovers little-known documents that challenge conventional interpretations and abrwhamian sheds new light on how the American role in the coup influenced U.

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Contact Contact Us Help. The Road to Tahrir Square. When the Iranian Revolution deposed the shah and thhe his puppet government with a radical Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the shift reverberated throughout the Middle East and the world, casting a long, dark shadow over U. In addition, numerous myths about the crisis, originally propagated to justify the coup, have continued to color both scholarly studies and popular accounts.

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American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Anatomy of an Industry. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Despite some cop, The Coup is a valuable corrective to previous work and an important contribution to Iranian history. E rvand A brahamian. Your gift will support The New Press in continuing to leverage books for social change.


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The review must be at least 50 characters long. Read more Read less. It is a lot easier to read than some other history texts out there, which Ervad appreciated. It is a sad but excellent book, but so is history. The New Press is a nonprofit public-interest book publisher. He provides some interesting new details, notably about how Mosaddeq was warned of the coup pp. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Iraqi Revolution of What other items do customers buy after viewing ths item?

The book’s biggest flaw is its abrahamiian, economic determinist explanation of US policy toward Iran in this period. The well-rendered, lucid back story explaining the current, ongoing deep distrust and suspicion between the U. This book provides the complete story of the coup; the events leading up to it as well as those following it.


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Inventing the Axis of Evil. Although these events have been covered exhaustively elsewhere, Abrahamian offers a few new details and gives good accounts of most of the key events. From an old patrician Abrahxmian family, a law scholar and reformist intellectual, he gained popular trust by his sympathy to the constitutional cause.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Hero of the Crossing. Fire Beneath the Ashes. After the coup, he states incorrectly that the CIA helped uncover the communist Tudeh Party’s military network, underemphasizes the size of this network, and downplays the huge revenue stream Iran received under the new oil agreement. Eventually, the grievances against the British masters began stacking up, as they continued to practice massive ecological damage and frank discrimination against the Iranian workers, prompting strikes and intense anti-imperialist sentiment.