Edwin Burgess

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

We Want To Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom

This readable and well-argued book is essential for ethics, journalism, and international relations collections, and a valuable rubric for assessing hostage policy, whether by governments, individuals, or businesses.

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