Books Read, Government: 23

  • A Democrat Looks At His Party

    Dean Acheson

    1955
  • American Diplomacy

    George F. Kennan

    1952
  • Big Bets & Black Swans

    Policy Recommendations for President Obama in 2014

    ed., Brookings Institution

    2014
  • Bomb Power

    The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

    Garry Wills

    2010
  • Cyber War

    The Next Threat to National Security

    Richard A. Clarke

    2010
  • Don’t Wait for the Next War

    A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership

    General (ret.) Wesley K. Clark

    2014
  • Good Hunting

    An American Spymaster's Story

    Jack Devine

    2014
  • How Wars End

    A History of American Intervention

    Gideon Rose

    2010
  • In Confidence

    Moscow's Ambassador to America's Six Cold War Presidents (1962-1986)

    Anatoly Dobrynin

    1995
  • In Retrospect

    The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

    Robert S. McNamara

    1995
  • Looking Forward

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    1933
  • My Silent War

    The Autobiography of a Spy

    Kim Philby

    1968
  • No More Vietnams

    Richard Nixon

    1985
  • Pakistan On The Brink

    The Future of America, Pakistan & Afghanistan

    Ahmed Rashid

    2012
  • Presidential Command

    Presidential Leadership and the Making of Foreign Policy

    Peter W. Rodman

    2009
  • Real Peace

    Richard Nixon

    1984
  • The Art of Intelligence

    Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

    Henry A. Crumpton

    2012
  • The Dictator’s Learning Curve

    Inside the Global Battle for Democracy

    William J. Dobson

    2012
  • The Great Gamble

    The Soviet War in Afghanistan

    Gregory Feifer

    2009
  • The Hunt For KSM

    Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind

    Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer

    2012
  • The Lost Peace

    Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953

    Robert Dallek

    2010
  • The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

    1513
  • The Real War

    Richard Nixon

    1980

321 Books Read between
January 2010 & August 2018
(in January 2010 the iPad was announced, fyi.)

That's 1 book every 9.85 days
or 3.09 books a month
for 8.67 years.

Each title on this list is a 100% real book, of course: not one was consumed on a device.

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