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Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer
Koray Kasap

Stephen Kinzer is the author of over ten books, including The True Flag, The Brothers, Overthrow, and All the Shah’s Men. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the New York Times bureau chief in Nicaragua, Germany, and Turkey. He is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and writes a world affairs column for the Boston Globe. He lives in Boston.

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September 17-23, 2019

Meet bestselling author and award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer as he discusses the enigmatic chemist who became Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control.

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Poisoner in Chief

Poisoner in Chief

The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of...

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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

    Poisoner in Chief

    Stephen Kinzer
    Henry Holt and Co.
    Henry Holt and Co.

    The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of...

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    The True Flag

    Stephen Kinzer
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America’s interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century...

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    Reset

    Stephen Kinzer
    St. Martin's Press
    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 sort. Woven together into a dazzling...

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    Crescent and Star

    Stephen Kinzer
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    "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 widely...

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    Overthrow

    Stephen Kinzer
    Henry Holt and Co.
    Times Books

    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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