Operation Ajax : The Story of the CIA Coup That Remade the Middle East, Paperback Book

Operation Ajax : The Story of the CIA Coup That Remade the Middle East Paperback

Illustrated by Daniel Burwen


The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers are taking an increased interest in the ruling political regimes of the Middle East.

British agents have controlled Iranian oil exports for a generation, with the tacit approval of the Shah, but the landscape there has started to change.

Democratically elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh's calls to overthrow the elites and take back Iran resonates among the people, and immediately American, British, and Persian agents begin to hatch plans for insurrection.

Deals are made behind closed doors. Every actor has a stake. Iran's oil will flow to the West, by any means necessary.

Operation Ajax is the story of the CIA coup that removed Mossadegh and reinstalled the monarchy.

Produced by a team of award-winning artists and based on an award-winning interactive storytelling app, Operation Ajax is a thrilling tale of real-life intrigue.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True stories
  • ISBN: 9781781689233



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