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Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

by Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer - £16.95  Harvard University (2005)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780674019300 | ISBN 10: 067401930x

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.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2018)

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In booklists: USA & Latin America, Guatemala, World History - Latin America & Caribbean,
In categories: World - North America, World - Latin America & Caribbean, History & Biography,

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