Relying on a diverse cast of unforgettable characters, Max Boot crafts a complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages. Beginning with the first insurgencies in the ancient world — when Alexander the Great discovered that fleet nomads were harder to defeat than massive conventional armies — Mr. Boot masterfully guides us from the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire up through the horrors of the French-Indochina War and the shadowy, post-9/11 battlefields of today.
Max Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His new book is Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present.
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