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October Surprise

by Devlin Barrett PublicAffairs (September 21, 2020)

The 2016 Election, which altered American political history, was not decided by the Russians or in Ukraine or by Steve Bannon. The event that broke Hillary's blue wall in the Midwest and swung Florida and North...

The US Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Survival Manual

by Dick Couch & Brian Troxell Hachette Book Group (March 20, 2018)

In an era of geopolitical instability, terrorism, and the threat of a North Korean missile attack, military experts teach you how to survive the worst-case scenarios we all dread

If a dirty bomb explodes three...

The 15:17 to Paris

by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Jeffrey E. Stern & Spencer Stone et al. Hachette Original (August 23, 2016)

On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box-cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger...


by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Samuel M. Katz & Paul Boehmer Hachette Books (November 07, 2017)

A revelatory account of the cloak-and-dagger Israeli campaign to target the finances fueling terror organizations--an effort that became the blueprint for U.S. efforts to combat threats like ISIS and drug cartels....

An Innocent Bystander

by Julie Salamon Little, Brown and Company (June 10, 2019)

The definitive story of one American family at the center of a single, shocking act of international terrorism that "manages to capture the essence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" (Dan Ephron).

On October...

Leap of Faith

by Michael J. Mazarr PublicAffairs (March 18, 2019)

The dramatic insider account of why we invaded Iraq, the motivations that drove it, and the frustrations of those who tried and failed to stop it, leading to the most costly misadventure in US history.

A single...

Back in the Game

by Steve Scalise & Jeffrey E. Stern Center Street (November 12, 2018)

The "gripping and inspiring" true story (Washington Examiner) of how Congressman Steve Scalise survived a political mass shooting and returned to Congress with the help of his friends, family, and faith.

On the...

How Safe Are We?

by Janet Napolitano & Karen Breslau PublicAffairs (March 25, 2019)

Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano offers an insightful analysis of American security at home and a prescription for the future.

Created in the wake of the greatest tragedy...

City of Death

by Ephraim Mattos & Scott McEwen Center Street (October 22, 2018)

A frontline witness account of the deadly urban combat of the Battle of Mosul told by former Navy SEAL and frontline combat medic Ephraim Mattos.

After leaving the US Navy SEAL teams in spring of 2017, Ephraim...

Lords of the Desert

by James Barr Basic Books (September 10, 2018)

A path-breaking history of how the United States superseded Great Britain as the preeminent power in the Middle East, with urgent lessons for the present day

We usually assume that Arab nationalism brought about...

The 15:17 to Paris

by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone & Jeffrey E. Stern PublicAffairs (August 22, 2016)

An ISIS terrorist planned to kill more than 500 people. He would have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear.

On August 21, 2015, Ayoub El-Khazzani boarded train #9364 in...

The Trade

by Jere Van Dyk PublicAffairs (October 09, 2017)

A former hostage in the tribal areas of Pakistan returns to meet his kidnappers and uncover how political kidnappings and ransomings take place in the shadows of the world's most lawless territories.

In 2014,...

Twilight Warriors

by James Kitfield Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

A dramatic portrait of the innovative Special Forces commanders and FBI agents who wage war against America's hidden enemies

With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts...

War in 140 Characters

by David Patrikarakos Basic Books (November 13, 2017)

A leading foreign correspondent looks at how social media has transformed the modern battlefield, and how wars are fought

Modern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually....

In the Skin of a Jihadist

by Anna Erelle, Erin Potter & Anonymous HarperAudio (May 26, 2015)

A young French journalist's riveting and unprecedented look at how today's most ruthless terrorists use social media and technology to reach disaffected youth--witnessed through the undercover investigation...


by Jessica Stern, J. M. Berger & Ray Porter HarperAudio (March 12, 2015)

The Islamic State, known as ISIS, exploded into the public eye in 2014 with startling speed and shocking brutality. It has captured the imagination of the global jihadist movement, attracting recruits in unprecedented...

The Future of Violence

by Benjamin Wittes, Gabriella Blum & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (March 10, 2015)

From drone warfare in theMiddle East to digital spying by the National Security Agency, the USgovernment has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesomeeffect. But what happens when ordinary people...


by Maajid Nawaz, David Linski & Tom Bromley Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2016)

An insightful account of one man's drastic evolution from religious fervor to enlightened peace.

Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement...

Fighting Terrorism

by Benjamin Netanyahu & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 12, 2010)

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 raise grave questions. Where did this rising tide of terror come from? Is it here to stay? And how can it be fought?

In this newly revised edition of Fighting Terrorism,...

America's Secret War

by George Friedman & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2004)

Dubbed by Barron’s as “The Shadow CIA,” Stratfor is one of the world’s most respected private global intelligence firms with an unmatched ability to provide clear perspective on the current geopolitical...

Front Burner

by Kirk S. Lippold Blackstone Publishing (April 10, 2012)

On October 12, 2000, at 11:18 a.m., an 8,400-ton destroyer called the USS Cole was rocked by an enormous explosion. The ship’s commander, Kirk Lippold, watched as tiles tumbled from the ceiling, mugs of coffee...

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad

by William Kilpatrick & John Pruden Blackstone Publishing (September 27, 2016)

Back by popular the demand, the bestselling Politically Incorrect Guides provide an unvarnished, unapologetic overview of the topics every American needs to know. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad delves...

Jihad Academy

by Nicolas Hénin, Malcolm Hillgartner & Martin Makinson Blackstone Publishing (March 08, 2016)

A former Islamic State hostage and veteran Middle East journalist explores misperceptions of Islamic State and their consequences.

For more than a decade, French journalist Nicolas Hénin has reported from the...

Arab Winter Comes to America

by Robert Spencer & Russell Niemand Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2014)

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, it was astark sign that the Arab Spring had arrived in America. Clearly, the unrest andinstability sweeping across the Middle East--from Egypt to Syria--can no...

The Challenge

by Jonathan Mahler & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (August 05, 2008)

In November 2001, a thirty-one-year-old Yemeni man named Salim Ahmed Hamdan was captured near the Pakistan border and turned over to US forces in Afghanistan. After confessing to being Osama bin Laden’s driver,...

Secret Weapon

by Kevin D. Freeman & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 31, 2012)

Who's really to blame for America's catastrophic financial meltdown and devastating national recession? Contrary to what the "Occupy Movement" might tell you, it's not greedy Wall Street executives. No, as one...

The Terrorist Next Door

by Erick Stakelbeck & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (May 02, 2011)

Al-Qaeda doesn't care about "Hope" and "Change."

The threat of terrorism in America, the Obama administration assures us, is contained and controlled. Attempted attacks like the Times Square bombing, the "underwear...

Striking Back

by Aaron J. Klein, Stefan Rudnicki & Mitch Ginsburg Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

1972. The Munich Olympics. Palestinian members of the Black September group murder eleven Israeli athletes. Nine hundred million people watch the crisis unfold on television, witnessing a tragedy that inaugurates...

The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture

by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki & Daniel Jones et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 24, 2019)

Meticulously formatted, this is a highly readable edition of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of Central Intelligence Agency interrogation and detention programs launched in the wake of the...

Phantom Terror

by Adam Zamoyski & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (February 10, 2015)

For the ruling and propertied classes of the lateeighteenth century, the years following the French Revolution werecharacterized by intense anxiety. Monarchs and their courtiers lived inconstant fear of rebellion,...

On Nuclear Terrorism

by Michael Levi & Mike Chamberlain Blackstone Publishing (November 10, 2010)

Nuclear terrorism is such a disturbing prospect that we shy away from its details. Yet, as a consequence, we fail to understand how best to defeat it. Michael Levi takes us inside nuclear terrorism and behind...

War, Terrorism, and Violence

by Nicholas Fotion, Robert Guillaume, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 11, 2006)

Some think that humans are naturally aggressive and that wars are unavoidable; others believe that morality demands a pacifist condemnation of all forms of violence. A large middle ground involves the attempt...

Chechen Jihad

by Yossef Bodansky & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2007)

If you think the next terrorist attacks are coming from the Middle East, think again. One of the world’s most respected experts on radical Islamism returns to alert Americans to the future course of Islamist...

Hatred's Kingdom

by Dore Gold & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 24, 2009)

In this New York Times bestseller, Middle East expert Dore Gold provides the startling evidence of how Saudi Arabia is not only linked to terror but has in fact spawned the current wave of global terrorism....

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)

by Robert Spencer & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

You think you know about Islam, but did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states? Or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic...

Inside ISIS

by Benjamin Hall Center Street (March 09, 2015)

A year ago, few people had heard of ISIS-- today, they are a major terrorist threat.

Despite numerous warnings from intelligence services, ISIS's rise to power has left countries around the world floundering...

The Interrogators

by Chris Mackey & Greg Miller Little, Brown and Company (July 18, 2004)

More than 3,000 prisoners in the war on terrorism have been captured, held, and interrogated in Afghanistan alone. But no one knows what transpired in those interactions between prisoner and interrogator --...

Cold Zero

by Christopher Whitcomb Grand Central Publishing (November 14, 2008)

Only 200 people have ever been in Christopher Whitcomb's elite branch of the F.B.I. The Hostage Rescue Team is its most highly trained and specialized squadron -- equivalent to the Navy's Seals and the Army's...

The Commission

by Philip Shenon Twelve (February 04, 2008)

In a work of history that will make headlines, New York Times reporter Philip Shenon investigates the investigation of 9/11 and tells the inside story of most important federal commission since the the Warren...

The Nuclear Jihadist

by Douglas Frantz & Catherine Collins Twelve (December 02, 2007)

Major investigative nonfiction on one of the most important stories of our time -- the spread of nuclear weapons -- written by two award-winning journalists who for years have followed the trail of the world's...

Zero Footprint

by Simon Chase & Ralph Pezzullo Mulholland Books (January 11, 2016)

This national bestseller is a dramatic insider account of the world of private military contracting.

Armored cars, burner phones, top-notch weaponry and top-secret missions -- this is the life of today's private...

Guantánamo Diary

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi & Larry Siems Little, Brown and Company (January 19, 2015)

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantanamo detainee.

Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantanamo...

Hunting Season

by James Harkin Hachette Books (November 09, 2015)

Based on his groundbreaking reporting for Vanity Fair, Hunting Season is award-winning journalist James Harkin's harrowing investigation into the abduction, captivity, and execution of James Foley, at the hands...

American Coup

by William M. Arkin Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2013)

A stunning exploration of the subtle erosion of freedom in an age of concocted fear and de facto military authority.

When we think of a military coup, the first image that comes to mind is a general, standing...

The Outpost

by Jake Tapper Little, Brown and Company (November 12, 2012)

The basis of the 2020 film starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood, The Outpost is the heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics...

The Hunt for KSM

by Terry Mcdermott & Josh Meyer Little, Brown and Company (March 25, 2012)

The definitive account of the decade-long pursuit and capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the terrorist mastermind of 9/11.

Only minutes after United 175 plowed into the World Trade Center's South Tower, people...

Top Secret America

by Dana Priest & William M. Arkin Little, Brown and Company (September 05, 2011)

The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it...

The Threat Matrix

by Garrett M. Graff Little, Brown and Company (March 27, 2011)

An intimate look at Robert Mueller, the sixth Director of the FBI, who oversaw the investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

Covering more than 30 years of history, from...