Review of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

Review by Andrew Breach in the Bridge:

“Black unpacks the interpretation of intra-state violence as a systematic coupling of beliefs, events, culture, and politics that has created lenses for both the insurgent and

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Excellent review of Naval Warfare

J. Tucci of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies reviews Naval Warfare for Choice (extract follows):

“… Nevertheless, as a wealth of information about modern naval wars, offered with Black’s usual eloquence and sprinkling of quirky but fascinating tidbits, this history is a compelling read.”

Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.

Naval warfare : a global history since 1860 is published by Rowman & Littlefield.
287p bibl index,  9781442270411 $89.00, 9781442276314 $35.00, 9781442270428 $34.99


The Geopolitics of the American Revolution

“The image is clear, the message obvious. Across a sun-kissed meadow, dappled with shade, lines of British soldiers, resplendent in red, move slowly forward, while brave American Patriots crouch behind trees and stone walls ready to blast these idiots to pieces. Frequently repeated on page and screen, the image has one central message: one side, the American, represented the future in warfare, and one side, the American, was bound to prevail.”

Read the full piece by Jeremy’s on the Foreign Policy Research Institute website.