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The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (American Empire Project)
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (American Empire Project)
by Chalmers Johnson
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"Impressive . . . a powerful indictment of U.S. military and foreign policy." -Los Angeles Times Book Review, front page In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a... (read more)

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Crossing the Rubicon: 9/11 and the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil
Crossing the Rubicon: 9/11 and the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil
by Michael Ruppert
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The attacks of September 11, 2001, were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects—finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government&mdash... (read more)

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The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (Real Story Series)
The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (Real Story Series)
by Gore Vidal
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Who Owns the U.S.? is the clearest summary yet of Vidal's political views. The book is shot through with the coruscating wit that has made him one of America's most popular writers. 10 duotone photographs. Mailing to 150,000 targeted names.... (read more)

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The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace
The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace
by Aaron David Miller
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For nearly twenty years, Aaron David Miller has played a central role in U.S. efforts to broker Arab-Israeli peace. His position as an advisor to presidents, secretaries of state, and national security advisors has given him a unique perspective on a... (read more)

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America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11: The Misunderstood Years Between the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Start of the War on Terror
America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11: The Misunderstood Years Between the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Start of the War on Terror
by Chollet Chollet
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On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed, taking the Cold War down with it. The next twelve years passed in a haze of self-congratulation, Republican confusion, and angst, and economic prosperity—until they ended abruptly with a stunning... (read more)

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From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776 (Oxford History of the United States)
From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776 (Oxford History of the United States)
by George C. Herring
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The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation in print. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize-winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of prestigious Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. From Colony... (read more)

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The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America
The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America
by Kenneth M Pollack
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In his highly influential book The Threatening Storm, bestselling author Kenneth Pollack both informed and defined the national debate about Iraq. Now, in The Persian Puzzle, published to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Iran hostage... (read more)

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Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 3, the Globalizing of America, 19131945
Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations: Volume 3, the Globalizing of America, 19131945
by Akira Iriye
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The book describes the history of the foreign relations of the United States during 1913-1945, the period of two world wars as well as of momentous changes that brought to an end the period of European domination. The United States emerged as the key... (read more)

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How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle: A History of American Intervention from World War I to Afghanistan
How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle: A History of American Intervention from World War I to Afghanistan
by Gideon Rose
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The first comprehensive treatment of how the United States has handled the final stages of its conflicts—from World War I to Iraq—bungled repeatedly by leaders’ failures to plan clearly for what to do when the guns fall silent... (read more)

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The Nightingale's Song
The Nightingale's Song
by Robert Timberg
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Robert Timberg weaves together the lives of Annapolis graduates John McCain, James Webb, Oliver North, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter to reveal how the Vietnam War continues to haunt America. Casting all five men as metaphors for a legion of well... (read more)

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Targeting Iran (City Lights Open Media)
Targeting Iran (City Lights Open Media)
by David Barsamian
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Cultural Writing. Political Science. Iran and the United States are on a collision course. Washington's saber rattling in response to Iran's hardline Islamic government eerily evokes U.S. rhetoric prior to the invasion of Iraq. Iran's strategic position,... (read more)

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Descent Into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Descent Into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
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After September 11th , Ahmed Rashid's crucial book Taliban introduced American readers to that now notorious regime. In this new work, he returns to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia to review the catastrophic aftermath of America's failed war on... (read more)

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Biographies in American Foreign Policy #04: James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire
Biographies in American Foreign Policy #04: James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire
by Edward P Crapol
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In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire, author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines Blaine's pivotal role in shaping... (read more)

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Dereliction of Duty
Dereliction of Duty
by H. R. Mcmaster
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"The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D.C." - H. R. McMaster (from the Conclusion) Dereliction Of Duty is a stunning new analysis of how... (read more)

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Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human-Rights World
Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human-Rights World
by Amitai Etzioni
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There are important reasons for the distinct yet significant course adjustments in American and Western foreign policy, which is currently focused on the Middle Eastern and Chinese hot spots. In early 2012, the United States pivoted to make the Far East... (read more)

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Terrorism and War (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
Terrorism and War (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
by Howard Zinn
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Truth--as Zinn shows us in the interviews that make up Terrorism and War--has indeed been the first casualty of war, starting from the beginnings of American empire in the Spanish-American War. But war has many other casualties, he argues, including... (read more)

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The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone
The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone
by Joseph S Nye
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What role should America play in the world? What key challenges face us in the century to come, and how should we define our national interests? These questions have been given electrifying new significance in the wake of the terrorist attack of... (read more)

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Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
by Niall Ferguson
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Is America an empire? Certainly not, according to our government.and#160;Despite the conquest of two sovereign states in as many years, despite the presence of more than 750 military installations in two thirds of the worldandrsquo;s countries and... (read more)

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The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas
The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas
by Steven Weber
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Free-market capitalism, hegemony, Western culture, peace, and democracy--the ideas that shaped world politics in the twentieth century and underpinned American foreign policy--have lost a good deal of their strength. Authority is now more contested and... (read more)

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Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century
Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century
by Daniel Blumenthal
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"The authors bring their wealth and depth of experience in government to this timely and remarkably jargon-free assessment of the economic and security issues facing the United States in its relationship with China. Blumenthal, current commissioner and... (read more)

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