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What We’re Reading: The Future of War and History of Hip-Hop

2034: A Novel of the Next World War By Elliot Ackerman and Adm. James Stavridis “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” is the latest...

What We’re Reading: Babies and Bad Guys

Challenge of the World Population Explosion U.S. Government Accountability Office While browsing Amazon, I came across a literary wonder: a book published by a federal agency...

What We’re Reading: Swordplay and Cake

The Book of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi “The Book of Five Rings” explores Japanese sword fighting techniques from the 1600s. I had low expectations when...

What We’re Reading: A Story of Survival

A House in the Sky By Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett Traveling through conflict zones isn’t for the faint at heart. There are a number of...

What We’re Reading: Defending Democracy

Democracy on the Defense By Yascha Mounk Every so often, I come across a passage from a book, or a segment of a podcast, or a...

What We’re Reading: Brexits and Meditations

Tales of Brexits Past and Present: Understanding the Choices, Threats and Opportunities In Our Separation from the EU By Nigel Culkin and Richard Simmons Perspective is...

What We’re Reading: D-Day and Fabrics

The Longest Day Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki and Darryl F. Zanuck I suspect many GPF readers have already seen this...

What We’re Reading: Cuba and China

The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths Versus Reality By Sheldon M. Stern The Cuban missile crisis has many heroes. In one of the many...

What We’re Reading: Vastness and Madness

The Works of John McPhee Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve been reading just about everything ever written by John McPhee. I don’t know...

What We’re Reading: Violent German Things

The Peasant War in Germany By Friedrich Engels After participating in the German Revolution of 1848, Friedrich Engels reflected on its aftermath and began a study...

What We’re Reading: Market Garden and Gulags

The Guns at Last Light By Rick Atkinson In hindsight, the defeat of Nazi Germany after the landing at Normandy was the beginning of the end...

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