Books about geopolitics

These are books that I found valuable and have written about.  These are not really reviews, but enough to perhaps catch your interest.  They also include links to reviews.

Book recommendations

  1. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner.
  2. If We Can Keep It: A National Security Manifesto for the Next Administration by Chet Richards.
  3. Closing of the American Mind by Martin Van Creveld.
  4. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner.
  5. Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom.
  6. The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher Lasch.
  7. Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden.
  8. We Were Soldiers Once…and Young: Ia Drang – The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam.
  9. The Changing Face of War: Combat from the Marne to Iraq by Martin van Creveld — one of the major books about 4GW.
  10. Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived.

Book reviews

  1. Generals read Ender’s Game” and see their vision of the future Marine Corps,
  2. The little-known dark side of Ender’s Game.
  3. America’s Defense Meltdown.
  4. The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It
  5. Why Americans should love Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – we live there.
  6. Martin van Creveld explains the essence of Airpower Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
  7. Bing West tells us about Grit, Strategy and the Way Out of Afghanistan.
  8. A Recipe for Change – a review of “Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation”.
  9. What Goes Around Comes Around”, a review by Thomas X. Hammes of Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by David Galula (1964).
  10. The Last Valley – Dien Bien Phu, the battle the doomed the French Empire and led American into Vietnam (2004), 3 March 2012.
  11. Invasion 1940: Did the Battle of Britain Alone Stop Hitler? (2005), 4 March 2012.
  12. Bleak news, but vital for us to understand: American Morlocks: Another Civilian Massacre and the Savagery of Our Soldiers — by Nima Shirazi, 17 March 2012.
  13. “COIN of the Realm” – reviewing one of the books driving our strategy in the Long War, 18 March 2012.
  14. The Robot Revolution arrives, and the world changes, 18 April 2012 — About Race Against the Marchine by Brynjolfsson and Mcafee.
  15. Does exporting democracy fan the flames of hatred around the world? — review of World on Fire: How Exporting Free-Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability by Amy Chua, 19 May 2012.
  16. Rome speaks to us. Their example can inspire us to avoid their fate. — review of Caligula: A Biography by Aloys Winterlingj, 22 May 2012.
  17. Looking back at how our folly and ignorance fanned the flames in Iraq — review of COBRA II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Cordon and Bernard E. Trainor, 3 June 2012.
  18. The Rough Math of Surrogate Warfare, today as it was in 1805 —  review of The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805 by Richard Zacks, 10 June 2012.
  19. Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Book!, 24 August 2012 — Review of The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats became useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted.
  20. The Myth of Grand Strategy by Thomas Barnett, 31 January 2006

Here is a list of information sources and books I have found useful:  You might find these info sources useful — I do!

Here are archives of online articles by some major writers about 4GW: