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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, by Stephen Kinzer. Kinzer has written several books about foreign interventions by the United States, including All the Shah’s Men, about the 1953 CIA-engineered toppling of the elected government in Iran. In this dual biography he provides a portrait of two of the men behind that coup. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state and his brother Allen was director of the CIA. These sons of a Presbyterian pastor were fueled by a sense of American exceptionalism and a desire to advance American commercial interests.

 

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