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American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, ...

Harper, 2013

Gripping, eye-opening, and powerful, American Sniper is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon. In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Kyle shares the true story of his extraordinary decade-long ...
  
  











  



  
Gabe: The Dog Who Sniffs Out Danger (Hero Dog)
Thea Feldman

Simon Spotlight, 2014

Meet Gabe, a real dog who worked with the United States military, in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on one of the winners of the annual American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards™! Meet Gabe. Gabe had an important job: He used his canine sense of smell to find weapons before they hurt anyone. Gabe saved lives! When he wasn’t sniffing out explosives in Iraq, Gabe spent his time cheering up wounded soldiers in the hospital and visiting ...
  
  











  



  
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Marjane Satrapi

Pantheon, 2004

A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year” A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the ...
  
  











  



  
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Charles Krauthammer

Crown Forum, 2013

 From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a ...
  
  











  



  
Essentials of International Relations (Sixth Edition)
Karen A. Mingst, Ivan M. Arreguín-Toft

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A brief, teachable introduction to the core concepts and theories of international relations. The text that instructors trust has been updated and redesigned for today’s classroom. Contemporary topics in international relations are thoroughly covered, and a new full-color design and new features get students engaged and thinking critically.
  
  











  



  
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
Helen Thorpe

Scribner, 2014

From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” ( The New Yorker ), and “masterful” ( Booklist ) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families. America has been continuously at war since the fall of 2001. This has been a matter of bitter political debate, of course, but what is uncontestable is that ...
  
  











  



  
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Lawrence Wright

Vintage, 2007

UPDATED AND WITH A NEW AFTERWORD National Book Award Finalist A Time , Newsweek , Washington Post , Chicago Tribune , and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright ...
  
  











  



  
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Robert M Gates

Knopf, 2014

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M ...
  
  











  



  
Fives and Twenty-Fives
Michael Pitre

Bloomsbury USA, 2014

It’s the rule—always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep twenty-five meters. A bomb inside twenty-five meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead. Fives and twenty-fives mark the measure of ...
  
  











  



  
Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore
Jay Sekulow

Howard Books, 2014

THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON ISIS Jay Sekulow, one of America’s most influential attorneys, closely examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how, if left undefeated, their existence could unleash a genocide of historic proportions. Recently, the world has been shaken by gruesome photos and videos that have introduced us to the now infamous terrorist group known as ISIS. The world’s ...
  
  











  



  
Public Administration: Concepts and Cases
Richard Stillman

Cengage Learning, 2009

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: CONCEPTS AND CASES offers a unique and highly regarded framework in which conceptual readings are paired with contemporary case studies that reflect real-world examples of administrative work, as well as new thinking and developments in the field. Case studies and examples cover topics such as the Columbia space shuttle disaster, the shootings at Columbine High School, and the war in Iraq--making it easy to engage students ...
  
  











  



  
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Naomi Klein

Picador, 2008

In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman and his followers have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement their radical policies. As John Gray wrote in The Guardian, "There are very few ...
  
  











  



  
Redeployment
Phil Klay

Penguin Press HC, The, 2014

Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.  Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. In "Redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human ...
  
  











  



  
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Daniel Yergin

Free Press, 2008

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
  
  











  



  
A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror
Howard Zinn

Seven Stories Press, 2009

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. ...
  
  











  



  
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
David Fromkin

Holt Paperbacks, 2009

Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq’s competing sects—are rooted in the region’s political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and ...
  
  











  



  
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Stephen Mitchell

Atria Books, 2006

Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, but until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Acclaimed by critics and scholars, Stephen Mitchell's version allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time, to see how startlingly beautiful, intelligent, and alive it is.
  
  











  



  
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
John Perkins

Plume, 2005

From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man , comes an exposé of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations With a presidential election around the corner, questions of America's military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone's mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current ...
  
  











  



  
Intelligence; From Secrets to Policy 6 Ed
Mark M Lowenthal

CQ Press, 2014

This sixth edition now features a new two-colour interior design and Lowenthal's reliable and thorough updating. With recent developments in mind, he highlights new challenges facing the intelligence community, including the effects of the Snowden leaks in terms of collection and Congressional oversight, as well as discussing NSA programs, UAVs, and the impact of social media. All transnational issues have been updated, especially to reflect ...
  
  











  



  
Steel Will: My Journey through Hell to Become the Man I Was Meant to Be
Shilo Harris, Robin Overby Cox

Baker Books, 2014

On February 19, 2007, SSG Shilo Harris was patrolling an infamous southern Iraqi roadway when his Humvee was struck by an IED. Moments later, three members of his crew were dead and Shilo had sustained severe burns over 35 percent of his body, lost his ears and the skin off his face, and lost much of the use of his badly mangled fingers. This fiery moment was just the beginning of an arduous road laced with pain, emotional anguish, and much ...
  
  











  








   



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