Special Forces: War Against Terrorism in Iraq
Author: Eric Micheletti
Long before the beginning of the Second Gulf War, the Special Forces and other clandestine teams of the Coalition's various services were already operating in Iraq.
This spectacular new book shows these highly specialized teams in action, fulfilling their missions well ahead of the arrival of the conventional forces. Even today the Special Forces, mainly US and British, are waging a merciless war against terrorists of all kinds who proliferate in Saddam's former empire.
The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of shots taken at the heart of the action on the ground in Iraq, showing all the clothing and equipment used by the Special Forces.
Eric Micheletti's previous book from the "Raids Magazine" group at Histoire & Collections, Special Forces - War against Terrorism in Afghanistan, was a huge success here when it was published last year.
Commies: A Journey through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left
Author: Ronald Radosh
"Ronald Radosh's earliest memory is of being trundled off to a May Day demonstration on Fifth Avenue by his Communist parents. His boyhood heroes were his uncle Irving Keith (his Communist Party name), who fought in the Spanish Civil War, and his mother's cousin Jacob Abrams, a famous Jewish anarchist who lived in "exile" in Mexico City and was a friend of Trotsky's." "Radosh has been called "the Zelig of the American Left - seen everywhere and knowing everyone." Indeed, Commies is filled with memorable portraits of the people he has met in his unique journey - schoolmate Mary Travers, later of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary; Pete Seeger, who taught him the banjo and the Communist Party's musical line; young Bob Dylan, who played folk music with him at Radosh's apartment in Madison. Michael Harrington, Tom Hayden, Michael Lerner, William Appleman Williams, Irving Howe, and all the others who made "the Movement" are also actors in Radosh's drama." "But if Commies is an intimate social history of the American Left over the past half-century, it is also a compelling story of a crisis of radical faith."--BOOK JACKET.
Radosh captures well the times and personalities of his journey. Some...will admire the courage of his journey. All will acknowledge that he both entertains and engages in the unusual and heartfelt memoir.
Radosh recounts his childhood with communist parents, college political activity, his defection from the left when he wrote , and his encounters in Central America with old acquaintances. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)