Every time in its history that the U.S. has worked, militarily or clandestinely, to overthrow a foreign government, there have been consequences—and often they have been unwelcome ones. That's the message in a book by veteran New York Timescorrespondent Stephen Kinzer called Regime Change, just signed for Times Books at Holt by editorial director Paul Golob. In his book, which covers such efforts beginning with the overthrow of the Hawaiian government in 1893, and goes all the way to last year's toppling of the Iraqi leadership, Kinzer examines the methods and motives of each such effort, and then looks as the frequently unfortunate results. The book was bought at auction from agent Nancy Love, for publication in spring 2006.
Volume 251 Issue 31 08/02/2004