The Brothers

The Brothers

John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into foreign adventures that decisively shaped today's world as the Cold War was at its peak.
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 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 about noble gunmen who clean up lawless towns 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. 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Time Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805094978
0805094970
Branch Call Number: 327.1273 D883k 2013
Characteristics: 402 pages ; 25 cm

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StarGladiator
Oct 30, 2015

And along with Kinzer's excellent book please also read David Talbot's:
The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government.

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IV27HUjg
Oct 29, 2015

I'm amazed that so few have read this, but it's not on the Dashboard, so how would anyone know about it? I wish all our present politicians were required to read this.....along with this being in mainstream education.

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hello48
Dec 14, 2013

Very informative and good writing from this author.

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