Absolutely. This book is a detailed primer on the urban, counter-insurgency warfare that we as U.S. citizens will face in the post Cold War era. If you want to understand the dynamics of our occupation of Iraq, this book will help you see that our experience was part of a long standing pattern,
Chris Hedges: War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. They both help the U.S. citizen, who is not part of our professional army, wrap his or her head around the consequences of modern war.
This book is not about interesting characters. It's about how the 90% of people who end up as spectators of a war are affected by it.
General Charl's decision to join the coup. He seemed like a good man, knowing he was doing the wrong thing, but he was overcome by the sense of responsibility to the thousands of Algerians soldiers he promised he would never abandon to the FLN.
Only my thanks to Alistair Horne for writing such an enlightening book.
Culmination, Beginning, Unfinished
It provides clarifying detail for the original Dune books, while also wrapping up it's own internal trilogy well.
Scott Brick is the best multi-character narrator I have ever heard. He is like a full cast recording in one man.
1,000 years of wealth and peace...that inward break
Kevin J. Anderson's writing style and the Herbert family's imagination are a magic combination.
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