Writing a book about formulating military doctrine for a general audience is no easy task, but Army Lt. Col. John Nagl (retired) has mastered the challenge.
In this treat of a book there are talking shoes advising their wearer on what not to eat and there is the boundless philosophizing of Mma Precious Ramotswe, owner of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency of Botswana.
If you go to a bookstore, you’ll find an abundance of books deploring the very nature of capitalism. Hence, it’s a pleasure to find one author who will buck the trend and present the flawed logic of the anti-capitalists.
If the 1940s gave the United States its “Greatest Generation,” then it would seem from this collection that it also gave The New Yorker magazine its greatest decade.
In his superb new book, “The Invisible Front,” Yochi Dreazen paints a deeply disturbing portrait of the overstretched United States Army, downsizing in Afghanistan while deploying against the latest threats of the Islamic State and Ebola.
In “World Order,” Henry Kissinger writes, “Success in such an effort will require an approach that respects both the multifariousness of the human condition and the ingrained human quest for freedom.
Almost 200 men, women and children die when a bomb explodes on the pleasure boat Princess Mary as it floats down the Thames on a summer evening in 19th-century London.