No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Samet, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

No Mans Land copyHere’s my review of No Man’s Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America by West Point English Professor Elizabeth Samet.

(For The Washington Post, November 7, 2014)

“Samet’s musings are fascinating, and for serving officers, they should be required reading. As goes the famous quote widely but incorrectly attributed to Thucydides but actually drawn from the writings of 19th Century Irish Lt Gen. Sir William Francis Butler, “The Nation that [draws a broad line] between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”

Elizabeth Samet is certainly doing her bit to ensure neither calamity afflicts the United States.” [MORE…]

Here is a list of 17 other books I’ve reviewed for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and more.


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