Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Dave R. Palmer, former West Point superintendent (and Vietnam veteran), with George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots, has given us a work of military history that reads like a novel and at the same time makes a valuable point about character. The two men whose stories he tells led remarkably parallel lives. Both Washington and Arnold lost their fathers and had to give up early their hopes of education to learn a trade. Both were successful men in civilian life. Both were aggressive, courageous and intelligent officers in the Revolutionary War. But they responded very differently to the envy and mistrust they encountered in their successful military careers. Read full review
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
C-SPAN's "After Words": Martha Raddatz, author of "The Long Road Home," interviewed by Col. Thomas Hammes, author of "The Sling and the Stone" Note: if this book is checked out you can place a hold. Not sure how? See our 2 minute online tutorial.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
- To dare and to conquer : Special Operations and the destiny of nations, from Achilles to Al Qaeda by Derel Leebaert
- Chasing ghosts : unconventional warfare in American history by John Tierney
- Roughneck Nine-One : the extraordinary story of a Special Forces A-team at war by Frank Antenori
- Special Forces in Iraq : war against Saddam Hussein by Eric Micheletti
- A comprehensive transformation strategy for U.S. Special Forces for the 21st century by William Dodge
- SOF enablers : enhancing USSOCOM capabilities with cutting-edge expertise by Kenneth Wright
- United States Special Operations Command strategic issues for the long war by Joseph Wiley
- Creating a NATO special operations force by David Gompert
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
- 100 Decisive Battles : From Ancient Times to the Present by Davis, Paul K
- 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare by Weir, William
- Rethinking the Nature of War by Duyvesteyn, Isabelle
- The Real Warren Buffett : Managing Capital, Leading People by O'Loughlin, James
- Understanding Arabs : A Guide for Westerners by Nydell, Margaret K.
- The Future of Leadership Development by Murphy, Susan E
- Cultural Intelligence : A Guide to Working With People From Other Cultures by Peterson, Brooks
- No Excuse Leadership : Lessons From the U.S. Army's Elite Rangers by Barber, Brace E.
- America As a Military Power : From the American Revolution to the Civil War byBlack, Jeremy
- Countries and Their Cultures by Ember, Melvin
- Lee & Grant : Profiles in Leadership From the Battlefields of Virginia by Bowery, Charles
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam by Emerick, Yahiya
- This Man's Army : A Soldier's Story From the Front Lines of the War On Terrorism by Exum, Andrew
- World War II : A Student Encyclopedia by Tucker, Spencer
- Chain of Command : The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib by Hersh, Seymour M.
Other selected works by Dr Willbanks
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Watch Ray Takeyh discuss his new book on this CFR Events Video.
Or select this link for just the audio portion
Excerpt of Book Summary (provided by the publisher)
"A leading expert explains why we fail to understand Iran and offers a new strategy for redefining this crucial relationship. Ray Takeyh, a leading expert on Iran’s politics and history, has written a groundbreaking book that demystifies the Iranian regime and shows how the fault lines of Iran’s domestic politics serve to explain its behavior. In Hidden Iran, he explains why this country has so often confounded American expectations and why its outward hostility does not necessarily preclude the normalization of relations. Through a clearer understanding of the competing claims of Muslim theology, republican pragmatism, and factional competition, he offers a new paradigm for managing our relations with this rising power."
Book Review - Published in Foreign Affairs, New York: Nov/Dec 2006 Vol. 85, Iss. 6; pg. 142
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Publisher description: An account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London, and an exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease in cities. In the summer of 1854, a devastating cholera outbreak seized London just as it was emerging as a modern city; more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Author Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts as he risked his own life to prove how the epidemic was being spread. When he created the map that traced the pattern of outbreak back to its source, Dr. Snow didn't just solve a pressing medical riddle--he established a precedent for the way modern city-dwellers, city planners, physicians, and public officials think about the spread of disease and the development of the modern urban environment
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
- Fighting the War on Terror : a counterinsurgency strategy by James Corum
- Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq by Ahmed Hashim
- Afghanistan and the troubled future of unconventional warfare by Hy Rothstein
- Counterinsurgency and the global war on terror : military culture and irregular war by Robert Cassidy
- On "other war" : lessons from five decades of Rand counterinsurgency research by Austin Long
- Air power in the new counterinsurgency era by Alan Vick
- Irregular enemies and the essence of strategy : can the American way of war adapt? by Colin Gray
- Training indigenous forces in counterinsurgency : a tale of two insurgencies by James Corum
- Learning from Iraq : counterinsurgency in American strategy by Steven Metz
- Strategic challenges for counterinsurgency and the global war on terrorism by Williamson Murray
- Revisiting counterinsurgency : a manoeuvrist response to the 'War on Terror' for the Australian Army by J.C. Blaxland
- The vital role of intelligence in counterinsurgency operations by David Clark
- Irregular warfare : perhaps not so "irregular" by Frank Miller
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Monday, March 5, 2007
Saturday, March 3, 2007
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