Killing a King by Dan Ephron is extraordinary in its detail as a behind the scenes account of both the Oslo Peace Accords and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The news coming from Syria is not good. The initial exhilaration and hope ignited by the Arab Spring has faded into the background.
“The innovative approach . . . should appeal to both the specialist and the generalist . . .”
“A reasoned and systematic historical analysis of contemporary Islamic societies is a book still waiting to be written.”
“King Abdullah closes the book with his hope of success and his fear of failure in the process. The title, Our Last Best Chance is not accidentally chosen.
“Supported and illuminated by a series of powerful graphic displays of key changes and realigned relationships, Race Against the Machine is simultaneously sophisticated, yet access
“What’s needed, in fact, is much more pressure from outside Nigeria combined with the work of really active NGOs.
“El Narco is a seminal text . . . For those looking for a good read from an unaltered man, plow into this one while you are under this influence of your legal beverage of choice.
“In order to dramatically illustrate the effectiveness of the malaria campaign, Mr.
“Christopher Hitches has the eye of a painter and the literary skill of a novelist. He infuses his essays with the same narrative thrust that can be found in the most addictive fiction.
“Cool is the new virtuous.”
If you are expecting an entertaining and humorous book accented with personalized, experiential case studies to back up empirical data, you will find yourself sorely mistaken.
“Americans interested in Mexico will be fascinated by his astute analysis of the machinations of the Mexican mindset and mannerisms. . . .
“An astute, vigorous, and candid participant-observer who seeks to radicalize the conditions by which Arab men and women can find satisfying, secular, and sensible lives together.”
“Peter Eichstaedt’s Consuming the Congo is a comprehensive and thorough exposure of brutality that has not been equaled since the genocide in Rwanda. . . .
In Brothers in Arms: The Story of Al Qa’ida and the Arab Jihadists Camille Tawil opens up the world of the jihadis in the years between the defeat of the Soviets in Afghanistan and Septemb
When people meet a man or woman of spirit, peace or national leadership, the reaction is almost always the same; there is an aura about these men and women that exudes power, confidence and leaders
Sandra Steingraber is an internationally known ecologist and environmental educator.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a cadre of freewheeling, Southern pot smugglers lived at the crossroads of “Miami Vice” and a Jimmy Buffett song.
Little Princes by Conor Grennan is what happens when passion, talent, and a desire to change the world spill onto the page.
The news is full of horrific stories about Mexico’s war with the drug cartels and the traffickers’ internecine rivalries that have resulted in thousands of deaths.
India and China are justifiably two of the world’s emerging super powers whose prestige was most recently demonstrated both by President Obama’s state visit to India looking for opportunities to in
If there were a “Watchman” to protect us from danger, he would be shaking his rattle vigorously right now.
With the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now taking their place in our military-historical tradition, three new books emerged this summer.