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John Foster Dulles - The Last Year

John Foster Dulles - The Last Year

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John Foster Dulles - The Last Year

by Dulles, Eleanor Lansing ; [Signed and inscribed to Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr.]

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New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Autograph; Contents clean and secure in original orange cloth binding in very nice dustjacket. Inscribed and Signed by the author on the halftitle "To my / good friends / the Roosevelts / Eleanor Dulles / Nov 13, 1963" Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a career intelligence officer who served in the Office of Strategic Services and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, to Iran's Peacock Throne in August 1953 for the purpose of returning Western control of Middle Eastern oil supplies. Assigned to Egypt, Roosevelt impressed his colleagues with Project FF, which encouraged the Free Officers Movement to carry out a coup d'état in 1952, and Roosevelt developed close CIA links to the new leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser. In Egypt under Allen Dulles, Kim Roosevelt supervised the CIA's operation to undermine the popular General Neguib and encourage the rise to power of Gamul Abdul Nasser. Even before his decisive victory, Nasser was communicating through Roosevelt to make a settlement with Great Britain. These back channel negotiations eventually produced the treaty signed in October 1954. Hugh Wilford: "[Roosevelt Jr.] had this notion of America forming an alliance with the Arab countries as they emerged from under the sway of Britain and France. He was very concerned with backing Arab nationalists in the region. He saw that as the best way of keeping it within the American orbit, as the Cold War was gathering momentum...." The Eisenhower administration, including Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, was initially quite sympathetic towards the Arabist agenda of Roosevelt's and his colleagues and willing to oppose Middle Eastern regimes seen "as backing the Soviet Union rather than the U.S." In discussing Roosevelt's role, Wilford describes him as being among "the most important intelligence officers of their generation in the Middle East." ; Signed by Author .

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Bookseller's Inventory #
45068
Title
John Foster Dulles - The Last Year
Author
Dulles, Eleanor Lansing ; [Signed and inscribed to Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr.]
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harcourt, Brace & World
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1963
Size
8vo.
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
John Foster Dulles, Eisenhower Administration, Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt Jr., U.S. Foreign Policy, American Middle East Policy, Cold War Politics
Bookseller catalogs
Americana and American History; Political Science;

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