A Short History Of The Long War

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With the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the world changed forever. But years later, many people are still unsure what led to such a hateful act or the implications of the world's response.

The issues are controversial-just like the wars that have ensued in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it's possible to begin to understand the global ...

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Overview

With the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the world changed forever. But years later, many people are still unsure what led to such a hateful act or the implications of the world's response.

The issues are controversial-just like the wars that have ensued in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it's possible to begin to understand the global war on terrorism and the struggle for hegemony between East and West. In this book, you'll learn about:

  • The origins of militant Islamism;
  • Past terrorist attacks;
  • The world's response after 9/11;
  • The transformation of the military;
  • The resurgence of Iran;
  • Homeland security and the home front;
  • And much, much more!

Join Michael Phelps, a longtime military historian, as he cuts through the media spin and explores the philosophies and events that have defined a generation in an extensive essay that considers all sides. Form your own opinions, but at least have access to the facts with A Short History of the Long War.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440112355
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/25/2009
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is an American swimmer.  He holds the record for winning the most gold medals (8) in a single Olympics (2008).  He has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 gold and two bronze.  He holds seven world records and has over 20 World Championship medals.

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  • Posted March 27, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Two Thumbs Up!

    One word, Excellent!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2009

    Every American needs to read this book! Mr. Phelps has hit the mark.

    A Tour de Force; well researched & comprehensive. It covers how Militant Islamism began, what it stands for & how its negative values impact not only the United States but the world at large. Hand-in-hand it also describes how the United States Military must be proactive, flexible and ready to change in order to defeat this enemy; an enemy of pure evil. One need not be an historian or political science buff to read this book and gain a clear insight. It is an even toned easy to read narrative. This book covers all sides and leaves no stone unturned. It enables the reader to draw his/her own conclusions. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2009

    great reading

    best yet on the subject, everyone should be reading this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2009

    MUST READING

    Goes all the way, best I have read yet!

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  • Posted March 19, 2009

    TERRIFIC BOOK, A "MUST" READ

    One of the best books I've read. Couldn't put it down.

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