Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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6.19 X 9.2 X 1.33 inches | 1.73 pounds

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About the Author
Max Boot, historian and foreign-policy analyst, is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist for the Washington Post. His New York Times bestseller The Road Not Taken was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
A sweeping panorama that ranges over a vast terrain... thoughtful, smart, fluent, with an eye for the good story.--Mark Mazover
Fascinating. . . . Beginning with the barbarians at the gates of the Roman Empire, a wonderful and valuable historic narrative filled with colorful characters.--Walter Isaacson
Starred review. A military historian and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Boot presents a sweeping, well-written, and comprehensively documented history of guerrilla war... The result is a compelling narrative and perceptive analysis: a must read in today's world.
The most definitive and comprehensive work to date on the dominant form of warfare of our times. A must read for scholars, military and government professionals and a fascinating journey for the general public.--General (ret.) Jack Keane, former Army Vice Chi
A magisterial overview of insurgency and counterinsurgency, peppered with fascinating personalities. The author counts 442 insurgencies since the American Revolution, 25.2 percent of which were successful.--Gerard DeGroot
[A] comprehensive history of guerrilla warfare, breezily written and chock-full of perceptive insights.... [Boot] has a great feel for details...a mighty impressive achievement, one that should be a bible for policymakers everywhere in the civilized world.--Steve Forbes
The word "magisterial" is bandied about far too freely these days, but in the case of Max Boot's sweeping and deeply researched history of guerrilla warfare, it proves fair. Somewhere in the first third of Boot's book, you begin to realize that guerrilla wars (and terrorism and insurgencies) are the way we fight, while the formal set battles of, say, the Napoleonic wars are but an exception.--Lucas Wittmann
For the historian and journalist Max Boot to use the phrase 'an epic history' in the subtitle of his own book implies a magnificent lack of modesty in his own capabilities. The work more than matches the hype.... This pathbreaking book should thus be on the reading list of every NATO officer hoping to defeat an insurgency.--Andrew Roberts
A landmark book about a perennial and important challenge: guerilla warfare.--Jon Meacham, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
...[I]mpressively researched, astutely synthesized, and eminently readable.