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 on C-SPAN's Q&A

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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Stephen Kinzer interviewed on Lou Dobbs Tonight

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 at Politics and Prose Bookstore

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 his book, Reset

Hear author Stephen Kinzer talk about his book Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future. Kinzer's provocative new view of America's role in the Middle East richly entertains while moving a vital policy debate beyond the stale alternatives of the last fifty years.

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Q & A

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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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Stephen Kinzer
Times Books

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


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Reset

Stephen Kinzer
St. Martin's Griffin

Reset introduces an astonishing parade of characters: sultans, shahs, oil tycoons, mullahs, women of the world, liberators, oppressors, and dreamers of every...


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Crescent and Star

Stephen Kinzer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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


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Overthrow

Stephen Kinzer
Times Books

“Detailed, passionate and convincing . . . [with] the pace and grip of a good thriller.”—Anatol Lieven, The New York Times Book Review "Regime change” did...


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