In this special episode of The World Next Week, James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon are joined by CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins to discuss the books they’ve recently loved, the books they’re looking forward to reading, and the books they’re reading for fun.
Read more about Jim, Bob, and Carla’s picks on Jim’s blog, The Water’s Edge.
Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–1975 by Max Hastings
President's of War by Michael Beschloss
A Legacy of Spies: A Novel by John le Carré
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide by Tony Horwitz
This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer
Havana Gold: The Havana Quartet by Leonardo Padura
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