"[A]n admirably written page-turner. Although the book does not add to historical knowledge of the individual cases, it may be the first to bring them together in a comparison over time. This makes the narrative more interesting than a single case study, but also more depressing. In Mr. Kinzer's treatment there are no bright spots."Kinzer, Stephen is the author of 'Overthrow America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq', published 2006 under ISBN 9780805078619 and ISBN 0805078614.