Arnold R. Isaacs

Arnold R. Isaacs is an author, freelance writer and editor, and educator, and was previously a reporter, foreign and Washington correspondent, and editor for the Baltimore Sun. Among other overseas assignments for the Sun, he covered the final three years of the Vietnam war.

His books include Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia and Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts, and Its Legacy. He is also the author of "From Troubled Lands: Listening to Pakistani Americans and
Afghan Americans in post-9/11 America, available online.

A selection of his wartime reporting appears in the Library of America anthology Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975.   

After leaving the Sun Mr. Isaacs traveled extensively as an educator and
journalism trainer. He has been awarded a Knight International Press
Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship; was a visiting faculty member in
China, Ukraine and Bulgaria; and has conducted training for journalists
and journalism students in some 20 countries in the former Soviet Union,
Central Europe, South and Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

His articles and reviews have appeared in many major publications. In
2011 he was on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

Book Reviews by Arnold R. Isaacs

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As the subtitle makes clear, this densely written book compares four wars, starting with World War II, and attempts to explain why the "strategic architecture," the author's term for the combinatio

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Every so often in this unusual and uneven book, a phrase or a scene makes a sudden unexpected connection between past and present, like the spark when an electric current flashes across a gap betwe

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John Dower's title does not mean—quite—what you may think. It sounds like a sweeping condemnation of U.S. foreign and military policy over the last 70 years.