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The Age of Illusions: Al, Fred, and Homer’s America

by Andrew J. Bacevich In The Age of Illusions, Andrew J. Bacevich presents a thought-provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump. Read on for an excerpt.

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Featured Excerpt: The Great Rift

By James Mann The following is an excerpt from The Great Rift by James Mann, a sweeping history of the intertwined careers of Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, whose rivalry and conflicting views of U.S. national security color our political

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

The Fire and the Darkness: Dresden Before the Bombs Fell

by Sinclair McKay In the following excerpt from the recently released The Fire and the Darkness, Sinclair McKay discusses Dresden in 1945 prior to the Allies’ devastating bombing campaign.

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Chanel’s Riviera: Fun, Games and the Beginning of Terror

By Anne De Courcy Chanel’s Riviera by Anne de Courcy explores the fascinating world of the Cote d’Azur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century. Read on for an exclusive excerpt.

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