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Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer is the author of The Brothers, Reset, Overthrow, All the Shah’s Men, and 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 senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and writes a column on world affairs for The Boston Globe. He lives in Boston.

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Stephen Kinzer discusses 'The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire' on NPR's Fresh Air.

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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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The True Flag
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The True Flag

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

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
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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
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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
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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 change"...

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