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

Author(s): 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.


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Praise for the app "You can just see the story. You can dig down deeper and see the actual CIA documents. You can identify with people in it. And you can learn about a fledgeling democracy." Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! "One of the coolest media experiences I've seen on the iPad." New York Times

MIKE DE SEVE is an Emmy-nominated animation writer and director who has worked for Dreamworks, Cartoon Network, NBC, the CW, and Warner Brothers on projects such as Madagascar, Shrek 2, and the original Beavis and Butthead. DANIEL BURWEN is the founder and Creative Director of Cognito Comics.

General Fields

  • : 9781781689233
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : 0.367
  • : August 2015
  • : 250mm X 190mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 248
  • : 741.5
  • : Paperback
  • : Daniel Burwen