In Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House (Doubleday, $35), Peter Baker goes beyond the previous wave of books about the Bush administration, delivering the most comprehensive and authoritative account so far of the Bush years. Writing with characteristic balance and insight, Baker, senior White House correspondent for The New York Times, offers fresh perspective on the complicated Bush-Cheney relationship and many other aspects of that controversial period. The book manages not only to pull together in one clear narrative the wealth of information available from public sources, but also draws on many revealing quotes and anecdotes from interviews and documents not previously published.

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Published: Doubleday Books - October 22nd, 2013

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Published: Anchor - June 3rd, 2014

Begun more than half-a-dozen years ago, the Pentagon’s Human Terrain System is a program unknown to most people, although it isn’t secret or classified. Its mission is to send civilian social scientists into combat with soldiers to help the fighters understand local cultures. In The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice (Simon & Schuster, $25), journalist Vanessa M. Gezari focuses on one particular team that sought to affect the course of the war in Afghanistan but ended up suffering a tragic, heartbreaking loss of one of its members through a senseless act of anti-American violence. Reading this powerful tale about a group that tried to transform the U.S. military from the inside and bring social science to the battlefield, we’re reminded of how great the challenge has been but also how important it remains.

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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 13th, 2013

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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 12th, 2014