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is a book published in 2006 by Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change foreign correspondent and author New York Times Stephen Kinzer about the United States's involvement in the overthrow of foreign governments from the late 19th century to the present. His examples include mini-histories of the U.S.-sponsored or encouraged overthrow in Hawaii, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and the alleged Central Intelligence Agency backed coups d'état in Nicaragua, Honduras, Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, Chile, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Some examples used in the book refer to American support for local rebels against the existing national governments that lead to a change in power. For example, in 1898, the United States helped overthrow the government of Cuba by supporting local rebels who were already fighting their government. In other circumstances, such as in Iran, Guatemala and Chile, Kinzer argues the United States initiated, planned and orchestrated the regime change.
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Official website for book from Henry Holt
"Empirical Evidence", on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, April 26, 2006
"Author Kinzer Charts 'Century of Regime Change'", on NPR's April 5, 2006 Fresh Air,
"Part 1: Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq", on April 21, 2006 (video, audio, and print transcript) Democracy Now!,
"Part 2: Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq", on Democracy Now!, May 8, 2006 (video, audio, and print transcript)
Interview of Stephen Kinzer in Guernica Magazine
Interview with Stephen Kinzer about Overthrow
Interview with Stephen Kinzer hosted by the World Affairs Council of Northern California