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America's Tyrant: The CIA and Mobutu of Zaire

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Details the 30-year relationship between the US and Mobutu.
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Details the 30-year relationship between the US and Mobutu.
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The subtitle continues: How the United States Put Mobutu in Power, Protected Him from His Enemies, Helped Him Become One of the Richest Men in the World, and Lived to Regret it--which about sums up the contents of this chronicle of the Congo (now Zaire). The author is a retired journalist whose first coverage of a coup d'etat was Mobutu's in 1965. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879383173
  • Publisher: American University
  • Publication date: 11/1/1993
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Note on Names
Acknowledgments
1 Our Kind of Tyrant 1
2 How Things Fell Apart and Why 15
3 Mobutu, Kasavubu, Lumumba, Tshombe, and Washington 27
4 Coup and Countercoup: Mobutu Emerges 45
5 To Eliminate Lumumba 57
6 Kennedy and Katanga 75
7 The 1964 Rebellions 93
8 The Mercenary Option 109
9 The Road to Stanleyville 133
10 Le Nettoyage - the Cleaning Up 155
11 Protecting Mobutu from His Enemies 173
12 Creating a Government of Mobutu, by Mobutu, and for Mobutu 193
13 Mobutu, Angola, Pretoria, Havana, and the CIA 209
14 The Angola Aftermath 229
15 Better the Tyrant You Know? 243
Selected Bibliography 259
Index 265
About the Author 275
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