Book Discussion on America's Great Game

Hugh Wilford talked about his book, America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East,… read more

Hugh Wilford talked about his book, America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, in which he recounts the CIA’s early forays in the Middle East in the 1940s and 1950s. The operations were led by Theodore Roosevelt’s grandson, Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt, head of the region’s covert actions, who was assisted by his cousin Archie Roosevelt, chief of the Beirut Station. In his book, the author reports that these men’s actions, in conjunction with covert operations specialist Miles Copeland, would invariably lay the groundwork for foreign policy relations between the U.S. and the Middle East. Hugh Wilford spoke at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. close

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Book Discussion on America's Great Game

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 12, 2014
Last Aired:
Feb 23, 2014

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  • Jan 12, 2014 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 18, 2014 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 19, 2014 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 01, 2014 | 7:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 23, 2014 | 6:18am EST | C-SPAN 2
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