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Author Boot, Max, 1968-

Title Invisible armies : an epic history of guerrilla warfare from ancient times to the present / Max Boot.

Publisher New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., c2013.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description xxix, 750 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Summary Beginning with the first insurgencies in the ancient world--when Alexander the Great discovered that fleet nomads were harder to defeat than massive conventional armies--Max Boot, best-selling author and military advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan, masterfully guides us from the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire up through the horrors of the French-Indochina War and the shadowy, post-9/11 battlefields of today. Relying on a diverse cast of unforgettable characters--not only Mao and Che but also the legendary Italian nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi, the archaeologist-turned-military commander T. E. Lawrence, and the "Quiet American" Edward Lansdale, among others--Boot explodes everything we thought we knew about unconventional combat.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p.[643]-707) and index.
Contents Barbarians at the gate : the origins of guerrilla warfare -- Liberty or death : the rise of liberal revolutionaries -- The spreading oil spot : the wars of empire -- The bomb throwers : the first age of international terrorism -- The sideshows : guerrillas and commandos in the world wars -- The end of empire : the wars of "national liberation" -- Radical chic : the romance of the leftist revolutionaries -- God's killers : the rise of radical Islam.
Subject Guerrilla warfare -- History.
Insurgency.
Strategy.
Terrorism.
Call # 355.021809 BOOT
ISBN 9780871404244 : HRD $35.00
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