A former advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains the common role of corruption in today's international uprisings, tracing corruption since the 1990s while arguing that corrupt governments have been largely responsible for extreme acts of rebellion. By the author of The Punishment of Virtue.
Chronicles the life of the former high-ranking member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group, who began a campaign to reverse extremism around the world after spending five years in an Egyptian prison.
Documents the author's experiences as an Armenian-American who was raised in a close-knit community and her provocative decision to move to Istanbul to learn the realities of Turkish citizens she was taught to hate.
A veteran Iranian journalist explains how the 1979 revolution inadvertently created a booming middle class that yearns for more personal freedom than ever before, and also more contact with the outside world.
Strong Inside is the dramatic, untold story of Perry Wallace, a brilliant student and talented athlete who became the first African-American basketball player in the SEC at Vanderbilt University during the tumultuous late 1960s. The fast-paced, richly detailed biography places Wallace's struggles and ultimate success into the larger contexts of civil rights and race relations in the South.
A three-star general offers an insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, explaining how garbled intelligence, poor decision making, and no clear understanding of the enemy resulted in the failure of both missions.
Analyzes the pivotal events of 1945 that changed relations between America and China from relative amiability to instability, challenging familiar assumptions about modern Sino-American paradigms. By the award-winning author of Ultimate Journey.
Following three Afghans — a Taliban commander, a U.S.-backed warlord, and a housewife trapped in the middle of the fighting — this narrative reveals the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony.
The man who led the intelligence war that killed Osama bin Laden traces a life of leadership in public service, from his tenure in Congress through his years as director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense.
A political adviser to secretaries of state of both parties discusses how the expectation of greatness in our presidents has made it nearly impossible to be a "good" president in modern times.
Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba — beyond invasions, covert operations, assassination plots using poison pens and exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo — this book chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation.
A former political correspondent describes how the Gary Hart affair of 1978 marked a turning point in the relationship between the media and politics and led to the current obsession with the private life and personal character of political candidates.