Max Boot is one of America's leading military historians and foreign-policy analysts. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Max Boot is the author of three widely acclaimed books: The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today, and, most recently, the New York Times best-seller Invisible Armies: The Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present. Max Boot is also a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The Los Angeles Times, a blogger for Commentary, and a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications. Max Boot has advised military commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his books have been assigned reading by the military services. Max Boot was a senior foreign policy adviser to the McCain campaign in 2007-2008 and a defense policy adviser to the Romney campaign in 2011-2012. He is now writing two books for Norton/Liveright: a biography of Ronald Reagan and a biography of General Edward Lansdale, the legendary Cold War counterinsurgent.

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"A master historian" -- New York Times

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-- Philadelphia Inquirer

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-- World Affairs Councils

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January 28, 2013

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“Destined to be the classic account of what may be the oldest . . . hardest form of war.” —John Nagl, Wall Street Journal


"Enormous, brilliant and important…. Terrific… Astute… Boot’s Invisible Armies should be required reading in the White House and Pentagon." —Michael Korda, Daily Beast

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