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  •  Sadly, one of the writers of "Bitter ... (none)
    ...Fruit" was Steven Kinzer. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1954 coup, Kinzer wrote a 1500-word piece for the New York Times that never once mentioned the CIA.

    Something you don't have to worry about: mad carrot disease

    by Meteor Blades on Mon May 10, 2004 at 04:57:18 PM PDT

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    •  another recommendation (none)
      seeing as i just had to cram the entire history of US-THird World Cold war history into my head for a final, i recommend my professor Piero Gleijeses' "Shattered Hope," where he looks at the records of the 1954 guatemalan coup from gautemala's archives. he is a fantastic writer and his book goes beyond Bitter Fruit to say that United Fruit Company ultimately did not have a decisive impact on the CIA coup (he argues United Fruit actually had way more sway on US policy under Truman). as he quotes one guatemalan, "They would have overthrown us even if we had no bananas."

      Gleijeses is a big fan of Guatemalan commies and also wrote another book on CUban foreign policy and Africa (focusing on Angola and how Kissinger lied about our involvement there).

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