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Thomas Powers

Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the ­Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (November 2020)

An Afghan soldier praying near Tora Bora during fighting against the Taliban, December 2001

The War Without End

Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

by Steve Coll

April 19, 2018 issue

William Faulkner in front of his house in Oxford, Mississippi, 1947

The Big Thing on His Mind

William Faulkner: A Life Through Novels

by André Bleikasten, translated from the French by Miriam Watchorn with the collaboration of Roger Little

April 20, 2017 issue

Former Navy SEAL and expert sniper Chris Kyle, Dallas, Texas, April 2012

The American Hero

American Sniper

a film directed by Clint Eastwood

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History

by Chris Kyle with Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen

April 2, 2015 issue

A drawing from A Lakota War Book by Artist D, showing the killing of an American army officer and sergeant. Castle McLaughlin tentatively identifies Artist D as Crazy Horse.

The World from the Other Side

Custer

by Larry McMurtry

A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon”

by Castle McLaughlin

April 3, 2014 issue

Warrior Petraeus

All In: The Education of General David Petraeus

by Paula Broadwell, with Vernon Loeb

The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War

by Fred Kaplan

The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army

by David Cloud and Greg Jaffe

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today

by Thomas E. Ricks

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

by Nick Turse

Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam

by Lewis Sorley

The American Military and the Lessons of Vietnam: A Study of Military Influence and the Use of Force in the Post-Vietnam Era

by David Howell Petraeus

The Centurions

by Jean Lartéguy, translated from the French by Xan Fielding

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