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Green on Blue: A Novel
Elliot Ackerman

Scribner, 2015

From a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and White House Fellow, a stirring debut novel about a young Afghan orphan and the harrowing, intractable nature of war. Aziz and his older brother Ali are coming of age in a village amid the pine forests and endless mountains of eastern Afghanistan. There is no school, but their mother teaches them to read and write, and once a month sends the boys on a two-day journey to the bazaar. They ...
  
  











  



  
The Third Target
Joel C. Rosenberg

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2015

When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell—ISIS—has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, Collins knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have the weapons? If so, who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or someone else? With tensions already high, the impending visit of the American president to the ...
  
  











  



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

Harper, 2013

NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him ...
  
  











  



  
Redeployment
Phil Klay

Penguin Books, 2015

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction · Winner of the John Leonard First Book Prize · Selected as one of the best books of the year by  The New York Times Book Review ,  Time ,  Newsweek ,  The Washington Post Book World , Amazon, and more   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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
David J. Morris

Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

In the tradition of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Noonday Demon , a moving, eye-opening exploration of PTSD   Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and ’90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century. Over a decade into the United States’ “global war on terror,” PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict’s veterans. But the disorder’s reach ...
  
  











  



  
World Order
Henry Kissinger

Penguin Press, 2014

Walter Isaacson, Time : “Dazzling and instructive... [a] magisterial new book.” Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Lynsey Addario

Penguin Press, 2015

"A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir."-- Kirkus (starred review) War photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir It’s What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It’s her work, but it’s much ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror
Marty Skovlund Jr., Charles Faint, ...

Blackside Concepts, 2014

Violence of Action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror. Between these pages are the heartfelt, first-hand accounts from, and about, the men who lived, fought, and died for their country, their Regiment, and each other. Objective Rhino, Haditha Dam, recovering Jessica Lynch, the hunt for Zarqawi, the recovery of Extortion 17 and everything in between... These stories have been ...
  
  











  



  
Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America
Glenn Beck

Threshold Editions, 2014

The new nonfiction from #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck. THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR. THEIR STORIES ARE NOT. Everyone has heard of a "Ponzi scheme," but do you know what Charles Ponzi actually did to make his name synonymous with fraud? Credit for inventing radio usually goes to Marconi or David Sarnoff and RCA--but if you've never heard of Edwin Armstrong or Lee de Forest, you know only half the story. ...
  
  











  



  
The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution
Patrick Cockburn

Verso, 2015

Out of the failures of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and Syria, a new threat emerges. While Al Qaeda is weakened, new jihadi movements, especially ISIS, are starting to emerge. In military operations in June 2014 they were far more successful than Al Qaeda ever were, taking territory that reaches across borders and includes the city of Mosul. The reports of their military coordination and brutality are chilling. While they call for the ...
  
  











  



  
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 geopolitical ...
  
  











  



  
The ISIS Crisis: What You Really Need to Know
Charles H. Dyer, Mark . Tobey

Moody Publishers, 2015

With ISIS On The Rise, What Do We Need To Know?  ISIS-a name that inspires fear, a group that is gaining momentum. Horrors unheard of are plaguing the Middle East, and ISIS may be responsible for the worst among them. And yet there is so much we don't know about ISIS.    Where did ISIS come from?    How is ISIS distinguished from other terrorist groups?    Could ISIS play a role in the end times?    What does ISIS mean ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
James Risen

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Ben Fountain

Ecco, 2012

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award! From the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara , comes Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk ("The Catch-22 of the Iraq War" —Karl Marlantes). A razor-sharp satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq, it explores the gaping national disconnect between ...
  
  











  



  
Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
Sean Parnell, John Bruning

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013

A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell’s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh, Outlaw Platoon is a Band of Brothers or We Were Soldiers Once and Young for the early ...
  
  











  








   



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