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Check out this review of America’s Great Game


America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East by Hugh Wilford My rating: 4 of 5 stars As I finish this book today, forces backed by the United States have announced they are heading toward the erstwhile capital of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. …

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Review of The Secret Civil War


The Secret Civil War by John Reynolds Sawyer My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Secret Civil War was an interesting read that helped fill in some of my gaps in the knowledge of the Civil War. It was, however, not without its flaws. It could have done with another once over by a proofreader …

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Review: Chasing Ghosts: Unconventional Warfare in American History


Chasing Ghosts: Unconventional Warfare in American History by John J. Tierney Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars It appears I was the first person to check this book out of the Chicago public library and I was glad that I did. A nuanced and well researched look into Americas foray into unconventional warfare.From the …

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