Red Line, by Joby Warrick

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Washington Post journalist Joby Warrick puts his proven research and narrative skills to work to tell the story of Syria’s chemical weapons program from its early development to its use in a sarin attack in 2013 (despite President Obama’s attempt to draw a red line), to the removal and destruction the following year of Syria’s declared stockpile, to the later use of chlorine gas—which was available on the commercial market—and eventually the reappearance of nerve gas, because Syria had kept some capability in reserve. Written like a thriller and with remarkable detail, the book illuminates an especially gruesome aspect of Syria’s brutal civil war.                                          

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ISBN: 9780385544467
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Published: Doubleday - February 23rd, 2021

You Don't Belong Here, by Elizabeth Becker

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Veteran journalist Elizabeth Becker tells the stories of three pioneering women war correspondents against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Becker, who as a young reporter herself reported from Cambodia, describes how Frances FitzGerald, Catherine Leroy, and Kate Webb ventured from different backgrounds into war coverage—an area long dominated by men—and succeeded through their work and experiences to influence war reporting for generations.

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ISBN: 9781541768208
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 23rd, 2021

2034, by Elliot Ackerman and Adm. James Stavridis

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Novelist and combat veteran Elliot Ackerman joins forces with retired Adm. Jim Stavridis to produce a compelling, provocative thriller about how the next world war might unfold. The novel blends fast-paced, taught writing, suspenseful action, and intriguing characters with a seasoned understanding of geopolitical strategy and an all-too-real appreciation for how events can spin out of control through miscalculations and blind spots. Definitely a cautionary tale worth reading—and pondering. 

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ISBN: 9781984881250
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Published: Penguin Press - March 9th, 2021