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The Resource Thy will be done : the conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the age of oil, Gerard Colby ; with Charlotte Dennett

Thy will be done : the conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the age of oil, Gerard Colby ; with Charlotte Dennett

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Thy will be done : the conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the age of oil
Title
Thy will be done
Title remainder
the conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the age of oil
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Gerard Colby ; with Charlotte Dennett
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Language
eng
Summary
The United States' secret history of financial, political, and cultural exploitation of Latin America in the mid-twentieth century is revealed in this "blistering expose", with a new introduction by the authors (Publishers Weekly). What happened when a wealthy industrialist and a visionary evangelist unleashed forces that joined to subjugate an entire continent' Historians Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett tell the story of the forty-year campaign led by Standard Oil scion Nelson Rockefeller and Wycliffe Bible Translators founder William Cameron Townsend to establish a US imperial beachhead in Central and South America. Beginning in the 1940s, future Vice President Rockefeller worked with the CIA and allies in the banking industry to prop up repressive governments, devastate the Amazon rain forest, and destabilize local economies-all in the name of anti-Communism. Meanwhile, Townsend and his army of missionaries sought to undermine the belief systems of the region's indigenous peoples and convert them to Christianity. Their combined efforts would have tragic and long-lasting repercussions, argue the authors of this "well-documented" (Los Angeles Times) book-the product of eighteen years of research-which legendary progressive historian Howard Zinn called "an extraordinary piece of investigative history. Its message is powerful, its data overwhelming and impressive."
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IDEBK
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Colby, Gerard
Dewey number
353.0318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.R673
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Dennett, Charlotte
Series statement
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  • Rockefeller, Nelson A.
  • Townsend, William Cameron
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Indians of South America
  • South America
  • Amazon River Region
  • Townsend, William Cameron
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A.
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Indians of South America
  • South America
  • Amazon River Region
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Thy will be done : the conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the age of oil, Gerard Colby ; with Charlotte Dennett
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Contents; Series Introduction; The End of an Era: An Introduction and Brief Update for the 2017 Edition; Introduction; I: The Legacy; 1 The Baptist Burden; 2 The Fundamentalist Controversy; 3 Rethinking Missions; 4 The Apostolic Vision; 5 The Rites of Political Passage; 6 Good Neighbors Make Good Allies; 7 The Mexican Tightrope; II: World War II: The Crucible; 8 The Coordinator; 9 The Sword of the Spirit; 10 The Shining Dream; 11 The Dancer; 12 Preempting the Cold War; 13 Latin America's First Cold War Coup; III: Architects of Empire; 14 American Wings over the Amazon
  • 15 The Pretender at Bay16 The Latin Road to Power; 17 In the Wake of War-and the CIA; IV: Prophets of Armageddon; 18 Ike's Cold War General; 19 Disarming Disarmament; 20 Messengers of the Sun; 21 The Hidden Persuaders; 22 The Brotherhood; 23 Ascent of the Hawk; V: The Day of the Watchman; 24 Deadly Inheritance; 25 Building the Warfare State; 26 Miracles Déjà Vu; 27 Camelot Versus Pocantico: The Decline and Fall of John F. Kennedy; VI: The Slaughter of the Innocents; 28 To Turn a Continent; 29 Operation Brother Sam; 30 Beneath the Eyebrows of the Jungle; 31 Mistaken Identities
  • 32 Poisons of the Amazon33 Death of a Continental Revolution; 34 The Enemy Within; 35 Apocalypse Now: The Tribes of Indochina; 36 "Nation-Building" Through War; 37 Tet: The Year of the Monkey; 38 Nelson's Last Charge; VII: A New World Order; 39 Invasion of the Amazon; 40 Rocky Horror Road Show; 41 Forging the Dollar Zone; 42 In the Age of Genocide; 43 Critical Choices; 44 Hiding the Family Jewels; VIII: Days of Judgment; 45 SIL Under Siege; 46 The Betrayal; 47 The Great Tribulation; 48 Thy Will Be Done; Appendix A: The Rockefeller Mission to the Americas (1969)
  • Appendix B: Members of the Rockefeller Commission on CIA Abuses (1975)Notes; Selected Bibliography; Image Gallery; Index; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Copyright Page
Control code
1012254748
Extent
1 online resource (1,061 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504048392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781504048392
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
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  • 1039936
  • 72885cf0-0447-4e8e-b1de-f256b4fea4d6
Publisher number
EB00713322
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1012254748
Label
Thy will be done : the conquest of the Amazon : Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the age of oil, Gerard Colby ; with Charlotte Dennett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Contents; Series Introduction; The End of an Era: An Introduction and Brief Update for the 2017 Edition; Introduction; I: The Legacy; 1 The Baptist Burden; 2 The Fundamentalist Controversy; 3 Rethinking Missions; 4 The Apostolic Vision; 5 The Rites of Political Passage; 6 Good Neighbors Make Good Allies; 7 The Mexican Tightrope; II: World War II: The Crucible; 8 The Coordinator; 9 The Sword of the Spirit; 10 The Shining Dream; 11 The Dancer; 12 Preempting the Cold War; 13 Latin America's First Cold War Coup; III: Architects of Empire; 14 American Wings over the Amazon
  • 15 The Pretender at Bay16 The Latin Road to Power; 17 In the Wake of War-and the CIA; IV: Prophets of Armageddon; 18 Ike's Cold War General; 19 Disarming Disarmament; 20 Messengers of the Sun; 21 The Hidden Persuaders; 22 The Brotherhood; 23 Ascent of the Hawk; V: The Day of the Watchman; 24 Deadly Inheritance; 25 Building the Warfare State; 26 Miracles Déjà Vu; 27 Camelot Versus Pocantico: The Decline and Fall of John F. Kennedy; VI: The Slaughter of the Innocents; 28 To Turn a Continent; 29 Operation Brother Sam; 30 Beneath the Eyebrows of the Jungle; 31 Mistaken Identities
  • 32 Poisons of the Amazon33 Death of a Continental Revolution; 34 The Enemy Within; 35 Apocalypse Now: The Tribes of Indochina; 36 "Nation-Building" Through War; 37 Tet: The Year of the Monkey; 38 Nelson's Last Charge; VII: A New World Order; 39 Invasion of the Amazon; 40 Rocky Horror Road Show; 41 Forging the Dollar Zone; 42 In the Age of Genocide; 43 Critical Choices; 44 Hiding the Family Jewels; VIII: Days of Judgment; 45 SIL Under Siege; 46 The Betrayal; 47 The Great Tribulation; 48 Thy Will Be Done; Appendix A: The Rockefeller Mission to the Americas (1969)
  • Appendix B: Members of the Rockefeller Commission on CIA Abuses (1975)Notes; Selected Bibliography; Image Gallery; Index; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Copyright Page
Control code
1012254748
Extent
1 online resource (1,061 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504048392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781504048392
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1039936
  • 72885cf0-0447-4e8e-b1de-f256b4fea4d6
Publisher number
EB00713322
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1012254748

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