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Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

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BitterFruitrecounts in telling detail the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. The 1982 book has become a classic, a textbook case study of Cold Warmeddling that succeeded only to condemn Guatemala to decades of military dictatorship. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government publications and documents, as well as interviews with former CIA and other officials. The Harvardedition includes a powerful new introduction by historian John Coatsworth, Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; an insightful prologue by Richard Nuccio, former State Department official who revealedrecent evidence of CIA misconduct in Guatemala to Congress; and a compelling afterword by coauthor Stephen Kinzer, now Istanbul bureau chief for the New York Times, summarizing developments that ledfrom the 1954 coup to the peace accords that ended Guatemala's civil strife forty years later.

About the Author

Stephen Schlesingeris Director of the <>World Policy Institute.Stephen Kinzeris cultural correspondent for <>The New York Times.John H. Coatsworthis Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs and Director of the <>David Rockefeller Center for LatinAmerican Studies at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Introduction by John H. Coatsworth
Foreword by Richard A. Nuccio
Preface
Maps
Guatemala
The Voyage of the Alfhem
The Invasion Route

1. The Battle Begins
2. A Teacher Take Power
3. An Age of Reform
4. The Clouds Gather
5. The Overlord; The United Fruit Company
6. Advertisements for Myself
7. Operation Success
8. The Liberator
9. The Proconsul
10. The Secret Voyage of the "Alfhem"
11. The Final Countdown
12. Arbenz Fights Back
13. The Longest Day
14. The Liberation
15. The Aftermath

Afterword by Stephen Kinzer
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674075900
Subtitle:
The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, With New Essays by John H. Coatsworth, Richard A. Nuccio, and Stephen Kinzer
Introduction:
Coatsworth, John H.
Author:
Coatsworth, John H.
Author:
Nuccio, Richard A.
Author:
Schlesinger, Stephen
Author:
Nuccio, Richard A.
Author:
Kinzer, Stephen
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
Guatemala
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Expanded ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19990801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 halftones, 3 maps
Pages:
374
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in 1.32 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Latin America » Guatemala
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America

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