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Iraq Full Circle: From Shock and Awe to the Last Combat Patrol in Baghdad and Beyond

by Darron Wright

Col. Wright served three tours of duty in the Iraq War, commanding the last active combat brigade to withdraw from Operation Iraqi Freedom. His book personalizes the broader operational conflict we’ve all...


The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

by Slavoj Žižek

Call it the year of dreaming dangerously: 2011 caught the world off guard with a series of shattering events. While protesters in New York, Cairo, London, and Athens took to the streets in pursuit of emancipation,...


Sniper: A Novel

by Nicolai Lilin

Poised to stand among the great war novels, the harrowing chronicle of a sniper during the Chechen War. “The saboteurs? Holy Christ, what happened? What did you do to deserve that?” a fellow soldier responds...


Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

by Shareen Blair Brysac & Karl E. Meyer

A brilliant narrative history tracing today’s troubles back to the grandiose imperial overreach of Great Britain and the United States. Kingmakers is the gripping story of how the modern Middle East came to...


The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq

by Rory Stewart

The Prince of the Marshes tells the story of Rory Stewart, a Farsi-speaking British diplomat who was appointed deputy governor of provinces in the remote, impoverished marsh regions of southern Iraq. By turns...


Syria

by David W. Lesch

When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad came to power upon his father's death in 2000, many in- and outside Syria held high hopes that the popular young doctor would bring long-awaited reform, that he would be...


The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy

by William J. Dobson

In this riveting anatomy of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between dictators and those who would challenge their rule. Recent history has seen an incredible...


Constructing Spain: The Re-imagination of Space and Place in Fiction and Film, 1953-2003

by Nathan Richardson

Constructing Spain explores the interactions between culture, geography, and society over fifty years of recent Spanish history through close readings of over a dozen films and novels.


Modern China and the New World: The Reemergence of the Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century

by Randall Doyle & Zhang Boshu

Randall Doyle and Boshu Zhang have grappled with several of the most important issues relating to the rise of modern China at the beginning of a new millennium in their new book, Modern China and the New World:...


Yes We Did?: From King's Dream to Obama's Promise

by Cynthia Griggs Fleming & Eleanor Holmes Norton

Barack Obama's presidential victory demonstrated unprecedented racial progress on a national level. Not since the civil rights legislation of the 1960s has the United States seen such remarkable advances. During...


Paradise Regained

by Edward W Shafik

Based on real events, Paradise Regained tells the story of Egyptian Coptic Christians massacred for their faith in a terrorist act secretly sponsored by the Muslim-dominated government. The story explores Egypt's...


Britain Since 1945

by David Childs

Britain since 1945 is the established textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of the Second World War. David Childs' authoritative chronological survey discusses domestic policy and...


Al Qaeda's Great Escape

by Philip G. Smucker

Details how Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda fighters slipped out of Afghanistan during the battles of Tora Bora and Operation Anaconda. The author also charges that Western media outlets, eager to satisfy...


The Last Crusade

by Michael A Palmer

The West's political struggle to reform Islam


US Army Soldier: Baghdad 2003-04

by Kenneth Estes & Howard Gerrard

Osprey's survey of US Army soldiers' participation in the war in Iraq. In April 2003, after a month of heavy bombardment, Baghdad fell under coalition forces' control. The forces established the Coalition Provisional...


The Wounded Giant: America's Armed Forces in an Age of Austerity An eSpecial from The Penguin Press

by Michael O'Hanlon

A farseeing and controversial analysis of the military America needs and the military we can afford from the director of research at Brookings.

As total federal debt trends toward 100 percent of the GDP, and...


10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001

by Loretta Napoleoni

September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the...


The Bomb: A New History

by Stephen M. Younger & Stephen M. Younger, PhD

A former nuclear weapons designer and head of nuclear weapons research at Los Alamos, Stephen M. Younger delivers an insightful and urgent inquisition on the role of nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century....


Inside Gitmo

by Gordon Cucullu

The U.S. military detention center at Guantánamo Bay—known to the public as Gitmo—has been called the American Gulag, a scene of medieval horrors where innocent farmers and goat herders swept up in Afghanistan...


Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy

by Leslie H. Gelb, PhD & Leslie H. Gelb

From one of the nation's leading foreign-policy minds comes a provocative new account of how to think about—and use—America's power in the twenty-first century.

Inspired by Machiavelli's classic The Prince...