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Stephen Kinzer

Biography

Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer is the author of THE BROTHERS, RESET, OVERTHROW, ALL THE SHAH'S MEN and other books. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the New York Times’s bureau chief in Turkey, Germany and Nicaragua, and as the Boston Globe’s Latin America correspondent. He is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and writes a column on world affairs for The Boston Globe. He lives in Boston.

Stephen Kinzer

Books by Stephen Kinzer

by Stephen Kinzer - History, Nonfiction

How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat --- until the cycle begins again. No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether or not to intervene in a foreign country. Revealing a piece of forgotten history, Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the 20th century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands.

by Stephen Kinzer - Biography, History, Nonfiction

During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers --- secretary of state John Foster Dulles and CIA director Allen Dulles --- led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history and explores how the story and self-view of the Dulles brothers parallels that of the United States and its place in the world.