“A good adventure story, well told . . . worthy of John Le Carre.”
“O’Donnell’s vivid writing reveals the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the men who do the actual fighting in wars.”
“For anyone wanting to understand how America has fought the ‘grey wars’ of the last 20 years, this book provides a unique introduction to how these units train, think, and fight.”
“This is a terrific book, a brilliant reexamination of the events leading up to the greatest conflict in human history.”
“For those wanting never-before-published information about Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans in the OSS, this book will prove a windfall.”
“the US military is again neglecting the lessons learned from the last 20 years of conflict in the messy and uncertain fields of insurgency and asymmetric wars to return to the more familia
“Brown provides an exemplary piece of history, thoroughly researched and presented as a coherent, compelling story.”
“does a marvelous job of presenting this nearly forgotten military action in the context of early 20th century of Mexican and American politics . . .”
“Leah Garrett must be congratulated for pulling all these stories together by bringing praiseworthy attention to these young Jewish resisters of Nazism who became among the most noble and c
“Wickenden does a brilliant job of weaving all the complicated threads together, telling a compelling story that we thought we knew well. History at its best: personal, pow
“Plokhy writes that instead of mastery and clear-headedness, President Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev ‘marched from one mistake to another’ during the Cuban missile crisis.”
“These selected personal notes form chapters that describe Lincoln’s life in private moments.
“[Colley’s] . . .
“Eighty years later World War II continues to provide new stories of bravery and sacrifice, as well as new evidence of the evil of the Nazi regime.
“The Ledger and the Chain emerges as an essential and definitive work to stand alongside Walter Johnson’s Soul by Soul, Edward E.
Human history is replete with secret societies and organizations like the Knights Templar and Freemasons.
Inette Miller has the distance and detachment of a journalist trained to see the big picture—and the heart of a woman who understands what it is like to be “the other.” It is these differing perspe
“In The Road Less Traveled, Zelikow brilliantly tells the diplomatic story of what he calls ‘the lost peace’ of August 1916–January 1917.”
“a campaign history from this war that is engaging, insightful, and compelling . . .”
“Ghost Flames, within the framework of invasion, defeat, victory, and stalemate, tells the complexities of the post-World War II ‘ideological civil war’ of Korea.”
As America’s involvement in Afghanistan enters its 20th year, most Americans have forgotten that U.S. troops are still serving, fighting, and in some cases dying in that country.
“A bloodied and decimated group of men on crutches came out of the War. Jordan’s impressive history tells their story of courage in the face of danger and undeniable hazard.”
“should be required reading for anyone wanting to learn intelligence gathering.”
“Allport demonstrates vast knowledge of relevant primary and secondary sources and covers a broad range of events and activities.
“Only the far-seeing vision and persistence of those first aviators allowed this new mode of warfare to survive its infancy until the First World War showed that airplanes were not just a n