November 24, 2014

Shane Harris spoke about his book, @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, at Politics & Prose on Monday November 24, 2014.

The United States military currently views cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. In fact, as "@WAR" shows, U.S. hackers were crucial to our victory in Iraq. Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America's new cyber war. As recent revelations have shown, government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before. Finally, Harris explains what the new cybersecurity regime means for all of us, who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet -- and are vulnerable to its dangers.

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ISBN: 9780544570283
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - November 3rd, 2015

October 30, 2014

General Wesley K. Clark spoke about his book, Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership, at Politics & Prose on Thursday October 30, 2014.

In Don't Wait for the Next War, Wesley K. Clark, a retired four-star general of the US army and former Democratic candidate for president, presents a compelling argument for continued American global leadership and the basis on which it can succeed--a new American strategy. America needs both new power and deeper perspective. The platform for American leadership is to use America's energy resources to spark sustainable economic growth, building new strength to deal with pressing domestic issues like the deficit as well as the longer term challenges to US security--terrorism, cyber threats, the next financial crisis, China's rising power, and climate change. Such a strategy is not only achievable but essential, and it is urgently needed. This is the true test of American leadership for the next two decades, but it must start now, so America has the power and vision to deal with the acute crises that will inevitably come--in the Mideast, Europe, or Asia.

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ISBN: 9781610396400
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 14th, 2016

September 28, 2014

Lawrence Wright spoke about his book, Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David , at Politics & Prose on Sunday September 28, 2014.

A gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.

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ISBN: 9780804170024
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Published: Vintage - April 28th, 2015