Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Book Review - The New York Times

‘The Insurgents’

Illustration by Josue Evilla. Photographs: Adam Ferguson for The New York Times (Petraeus); Mary Evans Picture Library (Huns); SZ Photo/The Image Works (Vietnam); Tony Karumba/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images (Afghanistan); Ed Darack/Science Faction — Getty Images (helicopter)
“The Insurgents,” by Fred Kaplan, tells the story of David H. Petraeus and the small fraternity of strategists that changed the way America conceived of, and actually fought, war.

‘Invisible Armies’

Max Boot’s “Invisible Armies” covers much of the globe to recount the history of guerrilla warfare.

Alain de Botton: By the Book

The author of “How to Think More About Sex” was impressed as a young man by Kierkegaard’s claim to read only “writings by men who have been executed.”
Applied Reading

The Heat of Battle

Apps that explore the events of the Civil War and World Wars I and II.

‘Kind of Kin’

A fraught issue — illegal immigration — divides an Oklahoma family and their town in Rilla Askew’s novel.

‘The Inventor and the Tycoon’

Edward Ball explains how Eadweard Muybridge’s work for a railroad magnate led to the movies.

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