The Struggle for Iran
Oil, Autocracy, and the Cold War, 1951–1954
By David S. Painter, Gregory Brew
324 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 13 halftones, 2 maps, 4 tables
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7166-6
Published: January 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-7165-9
Published: January 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-7167-3
Published: December 2022
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Drawing on years of research in American, British, and Iranian sources, David S. Painter and Gregory Brew provide a concise and accessible account of Cold War competition, Anglo-American imperialism, covert intervention, the political economy of global oil, and Iran's struggle against autocratic government. The Struggle for Iran dispels myths and misconceptions that have hindered understanding this pivotal chapter in the history of the post–World War II world.
About the Authors
David S. Painter is associate professor emeritus of international history at Georgetown University. He is the author of The Cold War: An International History and Oil and the American Century: The Political Economy of U.S. Foreign Oil Policy, 1941–1954.
For more information about David S. Painter, visit the Author Page.
Gregory Brew is a Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow at International Security Studies and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.
For more information about Gregory Brew, visit the Author Page.
"David Painter and Gregory Brew’s new book, The Struggle for Iran, draws out the twists and turns and competing interests involved . . . meticulous."—Socialist Worker
“The definitive account of the anti-Mossadeq coup. . . . [A] gripping story about Anglo-American imperialism, resource nationalism, and the fate of Iranian democracy. This is the most complete study yet published of America’s regime change in Tehran.” —Nathan Citino, author of Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945–1967
"A beautifully researched and definitive account of one of the Cold War’s most important crises. The scholarship is superbly presented. This will be a book that garners much attention in the fields of U.S. foreign relations history, security studies, Iranian studies, Middle Eastern history, and the history of capitalism."—Chris Dietrich, author of Oil Revolution: Anticolonial Elites, Sovereign Rights, and the Economic Culture of Decolonization