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Isis: The State of Terror
The State of Terror
Paperback      ISBN: 0062395556
A terrorism expert from Harvard and the author of Jihad Joe explore the origins, growth and implication of the Islamic State jihadist army while surveying its methods and unexpectedly sophisticated social media expertise. 75,000 first printing.
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Paperback      ISBN: 0300089023
Examines the Taliban and its form of Islamic fundamentalism, explains how the organization rose to power, and discusses its impact on Afghanistan and why the country has become a center for international terrorism.
Paperback      ISBN: 0199737495
David Kilcullen is one of the world's most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare. A Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq, his vision of war powerfully influenced America's decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement "the Surge," now recognized as a dramatic success. In Counterinsurgency, Kilcullen brings together his most salient writings on this key topic. At the heart of the book is his legendary "Twenty-Eight Articles." In it, he shows company leaders how to practice counterinsurgency in the real world, "at night, with the GPS down, the media criticizing you, the locals complaining in a language you don't understand, and an unseen enemy killing your people by ones and twos." Reading this piece is like reading a modern-day Sun Tzu--an essential read for officers in the field, and not infrequently an excellent source of wisdom for readers of all stripes, military or civilian. In such pithy adages as "Rank is nothing: talent is everything" or "Train the squad leaders--then trust them," Kilcullen offers advice that any leader would be wise to consider. The other pieces in the book include Kilcullen's pioneering study of counterinsurgency in Indonesia, his ten-point plan for "the Surge" in Iraq, and his frank look at the problems in Afghanistan. He concludes with a new strategic approach to the War on Terrorism, arguing that counterinsurgency rather than traditional counterterrorism may offer the best approach to defeating global jihad. Counterinsurgency is a picture of modern warfare by someone who has had his boots on the ground in some of today's worst trouble spots--including Iraq and Afghanistan--and who has been studying the topic since 1995. Filled with down-to-earth, common-sense insights, this book is indispensable for all those interested in making sense of our world in an age of terror. Praise for The Accidental Guerrilla "For a wider perspective on the lessons drawn over the past seven years of the 'war on terror', the reader can do no better than turn to Mr. Kilcullen's excellent book." --The Economist "Should be required reading foranyone involved in the war on terror. Kilcullen's central concept of the 'accidental guerrilla' is brilliant and the policy prescriptions that flow from it important." --Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek "Kilcullen's ideas...are likely to shape U.S. policy in Iraq and Afghanistan for the immediate future." --Laura Miller, Salon.com "The Accidental Guerrilla is a master class in counterinsurgency from a man who, as much as anyone, is responsible for recent successes in Iraq." --The Boston Globe "Kilcullen's influence on how the U.S. military thought about counterinsurgency campaigning cannot be overstated." --Tom Ricks, author of The Gamble and Fiasco "There are some standard texts on [counterinsurgency]. The Accidental Guerrilla is sure to become one." --The Wall Street Journal "This book is essential.... Kilcullen skillfully interprets the future of counterinsurgency, the proper use of military force and what we must learn from our losses and mistakes. After reading The Accidental Guerrilla, one is left to wonder why the Pentagon did not listen to his sage advice back in 2003." --New York Times Book Review
In Time Of War: Hitler's Terrorist Attack On America
In Time Of War
Hitler's Terrorist Attack On America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1565849582
A cautionary account of the dangers of unchecked executive power traces the June 1942 plot by German terrorists to blow up major buildings and railroad hubs throughout the United States, recounting how the plot was foiled by an insider, the FDR-appointed military trial that ensued, and the executions of six of the terrorists, a precedent cited by George W. Bush as justification to indefinitely detain terror suspects. 20,000 first printing.
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
The Operators
The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
Paperback      ISBN: 0452298962
Reveals the high-stakes maneuvers and bureaucratic infighting of the military commanders involved in the Afghan War, describing patrol missions into the Afghan hinterlands and late-night sessions of military advisors.
Voices from September 11th
Voices from September 11th
Paperback      ISBN: 155783590x
All over the country, people continue to build their personal memorials to the tragedy and heroism of September 11th. U.S. citizens, visitors, and residents alike have reevaluated their own lives, their futures, and their priorities as a result of these cataclysmic events. In this spirit of national contemplation, playwright Lavonne Mueller has created a moving collage of voices from all around America, a lasting dramatic portrait. These monologues, all emotional X-rays of national heartache and soul searching, contribute to the healing that will continue for months and years to come. Reading or performing these words will bear witness to the most horrific single event in American history since Pearl Harbor. These dramatic voices offer guidance, solace and inspiration, and above all, solidarity at a time when no American must feel alone. In the words of the American poet Theodore Roethke, "In a dark time, the eye begins to see." Mueller's work helps us to focus our vision.
Paperback      ISBN: 0786888512
In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.
Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad
Willful Blindness
A Memoir of the Jihad
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1594032130
The author takes readers inside the twisted world of Islamic terror in a chilling examination of how terrorists' skill at using and abusing the U.S. legal system has led to redefining war as a normal criminal issue in the courts.
The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, A Train, and Three American Heroes
The 15:17 to Paris
The True Story of a Terrorist, A Train, and Three American Heroes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1610397339
Documents the heroic efforts of three American friends who fought back against the terrorists behind the August 2015 attack in Brussels, describing the events from each of their perspectives and the deep unity that made their preventative measures possible. 100,000 first printing.
American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
American Radical
Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101986158
The explosive memoir of a Muslim American FBI agent fighting terror from the inside It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active, Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. A longtime undercover agent, Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit after September 11. Its express purpose is to gain the trust of terrorists whose goals are to take out as many Americans in as public and devastating a way possible. It's a furious race against the clock for Tamer and his unit to stop them before they can implement their plans. Yet as new as this war still is, the techniques are as old as time: Listen, record, and prove terrorist intent. Due to his ongoing work for the FBI, Elnoury writes under a pseudonym. An Arabic-speaking Muslim American, a patriot, a hero: To many Americans, it will be a revelation that he and his team even exist, let alone the vital and dangerous work they do keeping all Americans safe.