[BOOK REVIEW] The Wars of Afghanistan

Wars Afghanistan

Title: The Wars of Afghanistan Author: Peter Tomsen Genre: History Publisher: PublicAffairs Release Date: December 10, 2013 Pages: 912 As Ambassador and Special Envoy on Afghanistan from 1989 to 1992, Peter Tomsen has had close relationships with Afghan leaders and has dealt with senior Taliban, warlords, and religious leaders involved in the region’s conflicts over […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service

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Title: The Art of Betrayal Author: Gordon Corera Genre: History Release Date: February 6, 2014 Pages: 481 A security correspondent for the BBC offers insight into the secret world of the agents and spies in Britain’s MI6 from the early days of the Cold War, through the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos

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Title: The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos Author: Primitivo Mijares Release Date: January 17, 2016 Pages: 430 Author’s Foreword This book is unfinished. The Filipino people shall finish it for me. I wrote this volume very, very slowly. 1 could have done with it In three months after my defection from the conjugal […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State

Title: Empire of Fear Author: Andrew Hosken Genre: Religion Publisher: Oneworld Publications Release Date: December 3, 2015 Pages: 352 Tourists killed in Tunisia; Jihadi John targeted by drone strikes; carnage in Paris; and hundreds of thousands of Syrians risking everything to reach Europe in an attempt to escape the violence. Islamic State’s reign of terror […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Berlin Wall: August 13, 1961 – November 9, 1989

Berlin Wall

Title: The Berlin Wall Author: Frederick Taylor Genre: History Publisher: A&C Black Release Date: August 2, 2012 Pages: 752 The appearance of a hastily-constructed barbed wire entanglement through the heart of Berlin during the night of 12-13 August 1961 was both dramatic and unexpected. Within days, it had started to metamorphose into a structure that […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] The Way of the Knife: The CIA, A Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Title: The Way of the Knife Author: Mark Mazzetti Genre: Political Science Publisher: Scribe Publications Release Date: April 17, 2013 Pages: 400 A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos

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Title: Pablo Escobar Author: Shaun Attwood Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: August 25, 2016 Pages: 290 The mind-blowing true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix. Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5

Defend the Realm

Title: Defend the Realm Author: Christopher Andrew Genre: Political Science Publisher: Vintage Release Date: November 3, 2009 Pages: 1056 For over 100 years, the agents of MI5 have defended Britain against enemy subversion. Their work has remained shrouded in secrecy—until now. This first-ever authorized account reveals the British Security Service as never before: its inner […]

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[BOOK REVIEW] Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield

Title: Dirty Wars Author: Jeremy Scahill Genre: Political Science Publisher: Nation Books Release Date: April 23, 2013 Pages: 512 In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America’s new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from […]

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