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Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala / Edition 2

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Overview


Bitter Fruit is a comprehensive and insightful account of the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. First published in 1982, this book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the United States and the Third World. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government documents and interviews with former CIA and other officials. It is a warning of what happens when the United States abuses its power.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674019300
  • Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank
  • Publication date: 10/15/2005
  • Series: David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies , #4
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 251,492
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Schlesinger is Director of the World Policy Institute.

Stephen Kinzer is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

John H. Coatsworth is Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and former Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Foreword
Reflections in 2005
1 The battle begins 7
2 A teacher takes power 25
3 An age of reform 37
4 The clouds gather 49
5 The overlord : the United Fruit Company 65
6 Advertisements for myself 79
7 Operation success 99
8 The liberator 119
9 The proconsul 131
10 The secret voyage of the "Alfhem" 147
11 The final countdown 159
12 Arbenz fights back 173
13 The longest day 191
14 The liberation 205
15 The aftermath 227
Afterword 257
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