Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present
March 08, 2013 | 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
About the Event
Invisible Armies is a global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages. 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 takes the reader 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.
“a magisterial account of insurgency and counterinsurgency across the ages”
Max Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of two widely acclaimed books: The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power and War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today. 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.
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610 Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102
Free and open to the public but reservations are required. Lunch following for FPRI Members at the $500 level RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about this event, please contact 215 732 3774, ext 303 or email@example.com.
For more information on Membership at FPRI, please click here.