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Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer is the author of Reset, Overthrow, All the Shah's Men, and numerous other books. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the New York Times's bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua and as the Boston Globe's Latin America correspondent. He is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, contributes to The New York Review of Books, and writes a column on world affairs for The Guardian. He lives in Boston.

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    Stephen Kinzer discusses 'The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War' at Politics and Prose Bookstore.

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    Stephen Kinzer discusses 'The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War' on Lou Dobbs Tonight.

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    Stephen Kinzer discusses 'The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War' on C-SPAN's Q&A.

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Where are you from?
Grew up on Cape Cod

Who are your favorite writers?
Faulkner, Dostoevsky, Garcia Marquez, Conrad, Orhan Pamuk

Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Heart of Darkness

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Blues music, Shakespeare

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Spend your time writing books, not filling out forms!

What is your favorite quote?
"Let facts be submitted to a candid world."

What is the question most commonly asked by your readers?  What is the answer?
What ties your books together—what's the unifying theme?
They're all untold stories.

What inspired you to write your first book?
Curiosity—book writing is like a self-designed graduate course in whatever the author is interested in

Where do you write?
On my laptop with two fingers

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today’s worldDuring the 1950s, when the...

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Reset

Stephen Kinzer

The bestselling author of Overthrow offers a new and surprising vision for rebuilding America's strategic partnerships in the Middle East What can the United States do to help...

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Overthrow

Stephen Kinzer

A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments--not always to its own benefit "Regime...

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Crescent and Star

Stephen Kinzer

“A sharp, spirited appreciation of where Turkey stands now, and where it may head.” —Carlin Romano, The Philadelphia Inquirer In...

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