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    Book Review of Flashhpoints By George Friedman

    A new book has just been released by one of the leading voices in the realm of geopolitics, George Friedman. Entitled Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, 2015, Friedman delivers an unusual blend of geopolitical analysis and personal experience to describe the…

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    The Strong Shall Inherit the Earth

    In Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, a New York Times bestseller published in 1999, the topic is no less daunting then the evolution of civilizations from the earliest pre-recorded times to the present. The premise is…

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    Arabian Knights and Lawrence of Arabia

    It’s not quite Lawrence of Arabia, but this is a good read. If you’ve ever seen the classic film Lawrence of Arabia and wanted to know the complete, unvarnished story then you must read Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly…

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    Survival of the Fittest

    There are three books I have read and enjoyed immensely, that share the theme of survival. These are: In the kingdom of Ice, by Hampton Sides; Into the Silence, by Wade Davis; and Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. In all three…

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    All the President’s Men

    With Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin proves herself the mistress in the realm of history. Doris Kearns Goodwin has recently written two books on the presidencies of Abraham Lincoln  Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which…

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    I Spy, Or Good Reads on the CIA

    The book, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIAis Tim Weiner’s new classic standard on the history of the CIA, published in hardcover in 2007 and is 702 pages long. Weiner diligently covers every aspect and main character in this…