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.

  1. A must-read book for any American interested in geopoliticsLegacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner.
  2. The Constitution: wonderful, if we can keep itIf We Can Keep It by Chet Richards.
  3. Valuable new insights about the culture of war… a preview — The Culture of War by Martin Van Creveld (a preview)
  4. A must-read book for any American interested in geopolitics: Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
  5. A history book to help us better understand our rapidly changing world —  The Culture of War by Martin Van Creveld
  6. Diagnosing the Eagle, Chapter II — book recommendations for 2008 — Three great books, each telling much about 21st America.
  7. Diagnosing the Eagle, Chapter III — reclaiming the Constitution — about Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom.
  8. Diagnosing the eagle, chapter IV – Alienation — about The Culture of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch.
  9. Lest we forget, “Black Hawk Down”
  10. Least we forget: lessons for us from the Battle of Ia Drang — about We Were Soldiers Once… and Young.
  11. The Changing Face of War:  Lessons of Combat, From the Marne to Iraq, by Martin van Creveld — one of the major books about 4GW.
  12. New Books, with insights about our changing world
  13. Gift ideas – Books to get or give
  14. My movie recommendation for 2010: Vitual JFK (the book is also great)
  15. Generals read Ender’s Game” and see their vision of the future Marine Corps,
  16. The little-known dark side of Ender’s Game
  17. America’s Defense Meltdown
  18. The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It
  19. Why Americans should love Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – we live there
  20. Martin van Creveld explains the essence of Airpower Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  21. Bing West tells us about Grit, Strategy and the Way Out of Afghanistan
  22. A Recipe for Change – a review of “Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation”
  23. What Goes Around Comes Around”, a review by Thomas X. Hammes of Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by David Galula (1964)
  24. The Last Valley – Dien Bien Phu, the battle the doomed the French Empire and led American into Vietnam (2004), 3 March 2012
  25. Invasion 1940: Did the Battle of Britain Alone Stop Hitler? (2005), 4 March 2012
  26. 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
  27. “COIN of the Realm” – reviewing one of the books driving our strategy in the Long War, 18 March 2012
  28. The Robot Revolution arrives, and the world changes, 18 April 2012 — About Race Against the Marchine by Brynjolfsson and Mcafee
  29. 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
  30. Rome speaks to us. Their example can inspire us to avoid their fate. — review of Caligula: A Biography by Aloys Winterlingj, 22 May 2012
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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

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

Articles about the works of Thomas Barnett

  1. The Myth of Grand Strategy, 31 January 2006
  2. America’s Most Dangerous Enemy, 1 March 2006

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