Author(s): Stephen Kinzer
This is the national bestseller about America and Iran - now with new material on the coming showdown. This new edition of the bestseller chosen as one of the best books of the year by the "Washington Post" and the "Economist" begins with a powerful new essay that warns against an American attack on Iran. As the drumbeat of threats against Iran intensifies in Washington, Kinzer argues that they are based on fantasies that are as dangerous as they are delusional. Any attack, he warns, would usher in another era of upheaval in Iran and the surrounding region, this time with the overlay of nuclear-tinged terror. There is more fertile ground for democratic change in Iran than in almost any other Muslim country, and Kinzer presents an alternate strategy for dealing with the burgeoning crisis there.
"As militants in Washington urge a second American attack on Iran, the story of the first one becomes more urgently relevant than ever," Kinzer writes in his new essay. "It shows the folly of using violence to try to reshape Iran."
Preface to the 2008 Edition: The Folly of Attacking Iran.Preface.Acknowledgments.Notes on Usage.1. Good Evening, Mr. Roosevelt.2. Curse This Fate.3. The Last Drop of the Nation's Blood.4. A Wave of Oil.5. His Master's Orders.6. Unseen Enemies Everywhere.7. You Do Not Know How Evil They Are.8. An Immensely Shrewd Old Man.9. Block Headed British.10. Pull Up Your Socks and Get Going.11. I Knew It! They Love Me!12. Purring Like a Giant Cat.Epilogue.Notes.Bibliography.Index.