Envoy to the Middle World Adventures in Diplomacy

By: McGhee, George C. ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt's copy]

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Autograph; 457 pages; Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on first blank to Kim Roosevelt. Also a manuscript note by Roosevelt laid-in "McGhee on me / p. 391, he does / not believe that / Mossadeq "formed / an alliance of his own" / with the USSR" An extremely interesting association copy. George McGhee, then U.S. Asst Secretary of State for Near East, etc., was a key figure in the American efforts to negotiate an agreement between Mossadeq and the British over the nationalization of BP's oil interests in Iran. 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. Roosevelt's own book about these events was called COUNTERCOUP. ; Signed by Author

Title: Envoy to the Middle World Adventures in Diplomacy

Author Name: McGhee, George C. ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt's copy]

Categories: Political Science, Signed and Association Copies, Middle East Studies, Americana and American History,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1984

ISBN Number: 0060390255

ISBN Number 13: 9780060390259

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Seller ID: 39527

Keywords: Operation Ajax Mossadeq Iran and the United States American Foreign Policy Petroleum Diplomacy in Middle East Oil Industry Diplomacy Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt