by Meinertzhagen, R. ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt 's copy]
Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. 347 pages; Former owner's name on ffep - "Kim Roosevelt / Nairobi, June 1960" Contents clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine in edgeworn dustjacket missing large chip at head of spine, small ones at corners. A vivid picture of the life of a young officer with the King's African Rifles from 1902 to 1906 in Kenya. These diaries present a forthright and outspoken account of events, personalities and policies of the time. Included are accounts of his talks with Sir Charles Eliot, Sir John Kirk, and Lord Delamere, as well as a meeting with the famous slave trader Tippoo Tib in Zanzibar. Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a career intelligence officer who served in the Office of Strategic Services and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, to Iran's Peacock Throne in August 1953 for the purpose of returning Western control of Middle Eastern oil supplies. . (Inventory #: 39539)
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