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Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr.
“Painstakingly researched and crafted, Larry Berman’s Zumwalt is a compelling and rich portrait of one of the nation’s great patriots.” —Walter Anderson, former editor and CEO of Parade Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial military man who is widely regarded as the founder of the modern U.S. Navy, Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt. Chief of Naval Operations during the decades-long Cold War crisis, Zumwalt ...
The Eleven Days of Christmas: America's Last Vietnam Battle
Marshall L lii Michel
Moving from the White House to the B-52 cockpits to the missile sites and POW camps of Hanoi, The Eleven Days of Christmas is a gripping tale of heroism and incompetence in a battle whose political and military legacy is still a matter of controversy.
Thicker Than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia
Oxford University Press, USA
For fifty-five years, the United States and Saudi Arabia were solid partners. Then came the 9/11 attacks, which sorely tested that relationship. In Thicker than Oil , Rachel Bronson reveals why the partnership became so intimate and how the countries' shared interests sowed the seeds of today's most pressing problem--Islamic radicalism. Drawing on a wide range of archival material, declassified documents, and interviews with leading ...
A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev (The New Cold War History)
Vladislav M. Zubok
The University of North Carolina Press
Western interpretations of the Cold War--both realist and neoconservative--have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness, argues Vladislav Zubok. Explaining the interests, aspirations, illusions, fears, and misperceptions of the Kremlin leaders and Soviet elites, Zubok offers a Soviet perspective on the greatest standoff of the twentieth century.
Although there are many books and films dealing with the Vietnam War, Sideshow tells the truth about America's secret and illegal war with Cambodia from 1969 to 1973. William Shawcross interviewed hundreds of people of all nationalities, including cabinet ministers, military men, and civil servants, and extensively researched U.S. Government documents. This full-scale investigation—with material new to this edition—exposes how Kissinger ...
Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow
Grand Central Publishing
'Sweets, I'm ok. I'm ok. Don't worry. It's not my building,' said Kristen Breitweiser's husband on the phone from his office in the second tower. The call ended abruptly and Kristen stared at the tv in horror as the second plane hit and her life - and her country - changed forever. This the deeply personal, often shocking and ultimately inspirational story of a woman left to pick up the pieces of a life shattered by terrorism. With no ...
The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership
The Toby Press, LLC
The Prime Ministers is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day. It reveals stunning details of life-and-death decision-making, top-secret military operations and high level peace negotiations. The Prime Ministers brings readers into the orbits of world figures, including Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat, Margaret ...
The Raid: The Son Tay Prison Rescue Mission
Benjamin F. Schemmer
Minutes after 2 A.M. on November 21, 1970, more than one hundred U.S. war planes shattered the dark calm of the skies over Hanoi. Their mission: rescue sixty-one American POWs from Son Tay prison. Less than thirty minutes later, the raid was over, but no Americans had been rescued. The prisoners had been moved from Son Tay four and a half months earlier and that wasn’t all. Part of the raiding force landed at the wrong compound, a ...
When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A New Yorker Reviewers’ Favorites “Beckerman recounts the historic trajectory of this grand assertion of human rights with passionate clarity and pellucid conviction.”—Cynthia Ozick AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, NEARLY THREE MILLION JEWS WERE TRAPPED INSIDE THE SOVIET UNION. They lived a paradox—unwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave. When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone is the astonishing and inspiring ...
The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China (Belknap Press)
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
One of the most momentous stories of the last century is China’s rise from a self-satisfied, anti-modern, decaying society into a global power that promises to one day rival the United States. Chiang Kai-shek, an autocratic, larger-than-life figure, dominates this story. A modernist as well as a neo-Confucianist, Chiang was a man of war who led the most ancient and populous country in the world through a quarter century of bloody revolutions, ...
The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand
The most important biographical record of the Reagan years--from the Reagan governorship to the 40th President's period in the White House--had not been written, until now: it is the story of Ronald Reagan's indispensable man, confidant, and single most important advisor: William P. Clark, known to many as simply The Judge. With his record, resumé, and the respect he earned from so many quarters, why did Bill Clark never pen an autobiography? ...
Featuring a new afterword for the paperback edition, a fast-paced, clear, comprehensive account of Watergate contains new information about the scandal and probes the deep flaws of character that led to it. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
The Planned Destruction of America
Dr. James W. Wardner
"I am here to tell you that the declining American standard of living has been PLANNED from the beginning...at the highest levels of American government -- a plan to fail, a plan to create insecurity and uncertainty, a plan to make the American people serfs in the New World Order!" The PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA explains in detail: *Who is responsible for our failing economy *The secret plan behind the massive job elimination that America ...
The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
Andrew Scott Cooper
Simon & Schuster
Increasing oil prices . . . America struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s . Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. As Richard Nixon fought off Watergate inquiries in 1973, the U.S. economy reacted to an oil shortage initiated by Arab nations in retaliation for ...
The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon
Stanley I. Kutler
W. W. Norton & Company
"The definitive account of Watergate." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy
Leslie H. Gelb
“Fluent, well-timed, provocative. . . . Filled with gritty, shrewd, specific advice on foreign policy ends and means. . . . Gelb’s plea for greater strategic thinking is absolutely right and necessary.” — The New York Times Book Review “Few Americans know the inner world of American foreign policy—its feuds, follies, and fashions—as well as Leslie H. Gelb. . . . Power Rules builds on that lifetime of experience with power and ...
India's Nuclear Bomb: The Impact on Global Proliferation Updated Edition with a New Afterword
University of California Press
In May 1998, India shocked the world--and many of its own citizens--by detonating five nuclear weapons in the Rajasthan desert. Why did India bid for nuclear weapon status at a time when 149 nations had signed a ban on nuclear testing? What drove India's new Hindu nationalist government to depart from decades of nuclear restraint, a control that no other nation with similar capacities had displayed? How has U.S. nonproliferation policy affected ...
Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the US Foreign Service, Second Edition
Harry W. Kopp
Charles A. Gillespie
Georgetown University Press
Career Diplomacy -- now in its second edition -- is an insider's guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own ...
Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief
University Of Chicago Press
Was it an omen? Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. As Mark Feeney relates in this unusual and unusually absorbing book, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some of that history—the president's multiple screenings of Patton before and during the invasion of Cambodia, or Oliver Stone's Nixon —is well known. Yet much more is not. How many are aware, for example, ...
The CIA's Greatest Covert Operation: Inside the Daring Mission to Recover a Nuclear-armed Soviet Sub
David H. Sharp
Univ Pr of Kansas
March 1968: three miles below the stormy surface of the North Pacific, a Soviet submarine lay silent as a tomb—its crew dead, its payload of nuclear missiles, once directed toward strategic targets in Hawaii, inoperable. No longer a real threat, the sub still presented an alluring target and it was not long before the CIA answered its siren call—even at the risk of igniting World War III. Project AZORIAN—the monumentally audacious ...
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