Edwin Burgess

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The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy

An important work on a relevant subject that will draw in anyone interested in social reform.

Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History

Roberts briefly distills conservative views on what it takes to be a leader, producing an extremely readable, if sometimes simplified, summation of this aspect of military history. For public libraries and larger academic collections.

The Force: The Legendary Special Ops Unit and WWII’s Mission Impossible

While the story has been related before, this well-told account of a little-known special operations unit will appeal to readers interested in World War II and fans of military history.


The Cruel Stars

Continual space battle action, despicable enemies, tight corners, and plucky heroines enliven the story, though one-dimensional characters, improbable last-minute saves, and familiar tropes weaken it. For larger collections; space opera lovers will enjoy a fast and reasonably exciting read.

Pass of Fire

Libraries that do not have the entire series will be at a disadvantage, and new readers will have some catching up to do, but military sf enthusiasts, particularly fans of author Harry Turtledove, will be enthralled.

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Though difficult to read, this emotional compilation will find a place with other 9/11 histories for its thorough recounting of the human cost of political violence.

Leap of Faith: Hubris, Negligence, and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy

Although far from the last word on the Iraq War, this volume will be a required purchase for libraries serving policy analysts and students of national strategy.

In Putin's Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia's Eleven Time Zones

For students of the vast country, this is a verbose and complex narrative that will find a place in large subject collections

Shattered Minds: How the Pentagon Fails Our Troops with Faulty Helmets

Limited readership; likely to be valuable mainly in collections specializing in government, military management, and weapons development.

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