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Novelist and combat veteran Elliot Ackerman joins forces with retired Adm. Jim Stavridis to produce a compelling, provocative thriller about how the next world war might unfold. The novel blends fast-paced, taught writing, suspenseful action, and intriguing characters with a seasoned understanding of geopolitical strategy and an all-too-real appreciation for how events can spin out of control through miscalculations and blind spots. Definitely a cautionary tale worth reading—and pondering. 

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ISBN: 9781984881250
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Published: Penguin Press - March 9th, 2021

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A former Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist well-read in military and world history, Tom Ricks explores how the classical educations of the first four U.S. presidents—Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison—influenced their thinking and ultimately the contours of American democracy. First Principles is enlightening, lucid, entertaining, and particularly relevant at a time we’re all struggling in this country with how to get back to basic principles. At the end of the book is a helpful, practical chapter titled “What We Can Do.”

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ISBN: 9780062997456
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Published: Harper - November 10th, 2020

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Ben Macintyre, further burnishing his reputation as John le Carré’s nonfiction counterpart, recounts the story of another real-life, accomplished spy. This time his subject is Ursula Kuczynski—codename Sonya—who, over the course of a 20th-century career working for Moscow that took her from Germany to China, Poland, Switzerland, and eventually Britain, managed to elude German, British, and American authorities. Before coming in from the cold, she lived in a quiet village in the English Cotswolds with three children and a husband. Behind the facade of her picturesque life, she worked with nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs, transmitting scientific secrets that enabled the Soviets to develop nuclear bombs

Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593136300
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Published: Crown - September 15th, 2020