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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer - First Edition - October 2013 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003410)

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

by Stephen Kinzer

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0805094970
ISBN 13
9780805094978
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New York: Times Books, October 2013. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Very Good+ book in a Very Good jacket. Prior owner's name penciled to FFEP. Text unmarked. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Light edgewear to jacket and small dampstain visible only on reverse of jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 402 pages.

During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies--many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003410
Title
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
Author
Stephen Kinzer
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0805094970
ISBN 13
9780805094978
Publisher
Times Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
October 2013
Keywords
biography, history, Cold War, CIA, diplomacy, espionage, foreign, intelligence, international, policy, spies, Secretary of State, State Department, statesmen, United States
Bookseller catalogs
Politics & Government; History; International Relations; Military and Defense; Intelligence & Espionage; Biographies;
Size
8vo

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