May 30, 2015

Nancy Sherman spoke about her book, Afterwar, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

The author of The Untold War and Stoic Warriors, Sherman teaches at Georgetown and served as the Inaugural Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. Drawing on a background in philosophy as well as in psychoanalysis, Sherman addresses questions of moral responsibility regarding the 2.6 million soldiers now returning home, and shows how society needs to consider issues ranging from disappointment to alienation to traumatization to help veterans find the inner peace they’ve lost during their service on the frontlines.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780199325276
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 6th, 2015

October 17, 2014

John Nagl spoke about his book, Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice, at Politics & Prose on Friday October 17, 2014.

Nagl is not blind to the costs or consequences of counterinsurgency, a policy he compared to “eating soup with a knife.” The men who died under his command in Iraq will haunt him to his grave. When it comes to war, there are only bad choices; the question is only which ones are better and which worse. Nagl’s memoir is a profound education in modern war—in theory, in practice, and in the often tortured relationship between the two. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about the fate of America’s soldiers and the purposes for which their lives are put at risk.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143127765
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Published: Penguin Books - October 13th, 2015

September 21, 2014

Richard Whittle spoke about his book, Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution, at Politics & Prose on Sunday September 21, 2014.

The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle shows in Predator, it was one of the most profound developments in the history of military and aerospace technology.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781250074799
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Published: Picador - September 8th, 2015

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