The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth will help any reader understand what has happened in world affairs in recent decades, what is happening today, and what possibilities exist on the horiz
“The greatest virtue of this small book of reflections is to show that Henry Kissinger’s greatest legacies to his country are his patriotism, his conception of prudent but effective statecr
“While Harriett Tubman had her underground railroad, Margaret Culbertson and her successor Donaldina Cameron, daughter of a Scottish sheep farmer, had their Presbyterian Mission House at 92
“The reader will leave this charming book with the sound of Babe’s raucous laughter in mind . . . Babe Giese was a character, and one anyone should be pleased to get to know.”
This is a serious and engaging book about a serious business—learning as much as possible about an adversary through HUMINT—intelligence gathered covertly by human agents.
Maybe, after all, there is an argument for saying that the world needs more violence, not less, if we are to make its societies more equal.
The rise of Barack Obama to the office of the presidency in 2008 heralded, to the talking heads whose pronouncements much of the populace uses to form its opinions, the final indication that racism
“Cracks in the Ivory Tower is a sometimes harsh, but honest indictment of the current state of higher education in the U.S. It should be required reading for ever
“The question of ‘What are you?’ has never been answered with so much charm.”
“If the first mountain is about energy flowing from community to individual, the second is about energy moving from individual to community.”
“Trying to divine and react to an assertive China’s intentions and capabilities will be the critical national security challenge for the U.S. this century. . . .
“White is a refreshing read because it’s just so full of rage.
Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers gives morality an explanatory role. In international politics “moral actions help [a rising power] to establish a degree of credibility . . .
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“If James Olson’s intention is to encourage American intelligence institutions to press the reset button and regain control of the counterintelligence battle through new methods and a refre
By usual publishing standards, this new edition of a 1971 book shouldn’t exist and shouldn’t be relevant today.
“While much is known about the two successful accidentals, Roosevelt and Truman, and the partially-successful Lyndon, the latter Johnson, much of the book’s treasure lies in earlier, lesser
“On Faith is more than just a book about Justice Scalia’s faith and beliefs. It is a book not just for Catholics, Christians, and believers.
“This is an enchanting and unforgettable little book, beautifully written and translated, which brings Stefania vividly to life.”
“One can only imagine what the publication of Commander in Cheat will produce on the president’s Twitter feed.
“Is a baby a commodity? Is pregnancy and childbirth work? Is raising a child a job?”
Everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it.
“While Pasulka’s theory joining religion, technology, and UFOs should not be discounted, it is at times a difficult read, and may put off the reader who is not totally convinced.”
The New Silk Roads updates in a concise and reader-friendly manner the author’s previous, much longer but well-received The Silk Roads: A New World History (2015).
Hal Brands and Charles Edsel, distinguished professors with real world experience in the US Department of State, present what they and others see as lessons drawn from the glory and demise of Athen