Title: Horse Soldiers Author: Doug Stanton Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton is a nonfiction book about the early stages of the American invasion of Afghanistan post 9/11. However, once you start reading the book, you feel as if you are reading historical fiction. It is not the typical boring historical nonfiction book that I often […]
Title: A Bright Shining Lie Author: Neil Sheehan Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, renowned journalist Neil Sheehan tells the story of […]
Title: Black Hawk Down Author: Mark Bowden Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War. On October 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter […]
Title: The Spymasters of Israel Author: Stewart Steven An inside look at Israel’s intelligence service by an English journalist depicts the many successful and some not so successful top-secret operations, including the theft of fifty French Mirages III jets and Ben Gurion’s wire-tapping activities.
Title: Spycatcher Author: Peter Wright, Paul Greengrass, The former assistant director of MI5 offers an account of British Intelligence, including his work on the Ring of Five and exposing Soviet espionage and the conspiracy to oust Harold Wilson from the office of Prime Minister in the 1970s
Title: GCHQ Author: Richard Aldrich As we become ever-more aware of how our governments “eavesdrop” on our conversations, here is a gripping exploration of this unknown realm of the British secret service: Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ).
Title: The Russian Revolution Author: Sean McMeekin In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these […]
Title: True Believer Author: Kati Marton “Kati Marton’s True Believer is a true story of intrigue, treachery, murder, torture, fascism, and an unshakable faith in the ideals of Communism….A fresh take on espionage activities from a critical period of history” (Washington Independent Review of Books). True Believer reveals the life of Noel Field, once a […]
Title: Shake Hands with the Devil A Canadian general and former United Nations peacekeeper shares his harrowing eyewitness account of the genocide in Rwanda, revealing how he and his men managed to rescue thousands of people despite the orgy of bloodletting that was erupting all around them. Reprint.
Title: We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young Author: Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway The New York Times bestseller, hailed as a “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read, and the most significant book to come out of the Vietnam War” by […]
Title: The Invisible Bridge Author: Rick Perlstein Presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering the transition from Richard Nixon’s downfall to the rise of Ronald Reagan during the 1976 presidential campaign. Other reviews HERE.
Title: Lone Survivor Author: Marcus Luttrell On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily […]