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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Abrahamian’s account is based mainly on British government archives, Persian-language sources, and the US government documents published in the Foreign Relations of the United States series; he does not appear to have interviewed any of the participants or examined the vast collection of relevant material available in the US National Archives.

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He provides some interesting new details, notably about how Mosaddeq was warned of the coup pp. News and Reviews CounterPunch.


The title should be at least 4 characters long. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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. Don’t have a Kindle? Also available as an e-book.

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From an old patrician Iranian family, a law scholar and reformist intellectual, he gained popular trust by his sympathy to the constitutional cause. Ervand Abrahamian is a leading scholar of modern Iran, and his study draws on a wide range of Persian-language sources, including published primary documents, memoirs and firsthand accounts, oral histories, newspapers, and secondary works.

The book’s biggest flaw is its narrow, economic determinist explanation of US policy toward Iran in this period. The Iraqi Revolution of We appreciate your feedback.

Please try again later. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Sign me up for: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. He lives in Brooklyn. Sign up to receive newsletters and event invitations. In addition, numerous myths about the crisis, originally propagated to justify the coup, have continued to color both scholarly studies and popular accounts.

Undeniably reading the book takes time, despite its small size. It is a sad but excellent book, but so is history. His interpretation of the coup is supported by ample evidence. The well-rendered, lucid back story explaining the current, ongoing deep distrust and suspicion between the U. You are here Home.

The blowback was ervwnd inevitable, as this new and revealing history of the coup and its consequences shows. Department of State, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company now BPand other government documents, Abrahamian pieces together the intricacies of the relationships among these parties and provides a sound argument for the control of oil resources as the dominating issue behind the coup.

This book provides the complete story of the coup; the events leading up to it as well as those following it. The Invention of the Modern Middle East.


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Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. It also tells the story of what eventually became British Petroleum. It is also important because it might be predicting the future.

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He makes a compelling case for re-examining the legacy of Mossadeq and the United States in Iran and the wider world. The New Press, Anglo-American Policy toward the Persian Gulf, — The Middle East Journal. Although he provides some new details on the military units and civilian crowds that rose up against Mosaddeq, he does not mention the US role in organizing these military units and does not clarify who organized the couup and the relative importance of US, British, and Iranian actors in engineering the coup.

When the Iranian Revolution deposed the shah and replaced 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.

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It should be a book to have and read time and again.