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Americans in Paris
by Charles Glass

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Americans in Paris tells for the first time the true story of the thousands of Americans who stayed in Paris during the Nazi occupation. This tale of adventure, intrigue, passion and deceit exposes the lives of Americans caught up in war from the day the German army marched into Paris in June 1944 and took many of them into the Paris underground, the Maquis and the concentration camps.

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The Northern Front
by Charles Glass

Charles Glass: The Northern Front

The Northern Front is an eyewitness account of the Iraqi opposition's preparations for the American invasion, the Kurdish planning in northern Iraq and the early stages of the war when some of the opposition moved to the south.

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The Tribes Triumphant
by Charles Glass

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The Tribes Triumphant completes the story of Charles Glass' earlier Middle East adventure, Tribes With Flags, after his kidnapping by Hizballah in Lebanon.

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Tribes With Flags
by Charles Glass

Charles Glass: Tribes With Flags

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Money For Old Rope
by Charles Glass

Charles Glass: Money For Old Rope

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Judge Not the Deserters
The Daily Beast 
There were 50,000 American deserters in WWII, whose experiences have been erased from history. But Charles Glass, author of the new book The Deserters, we might remember them for a moment this Memorial Day....

My hero: Noam Chomsky
The Guardian 
"My heroes have always been cowboys," Willie Nelson sang, a sentiment I shared when I was a child in California. My hero in my teenage years, while most of my contemporaries were demonstrating against the US war in Vietnam, was the greatest cowboy star of them all, John Wayne. When I was 16, he gave me a job. I admired...

The Warrior Class: A golden age for the freelance soldier
Harper's Magazine 
Tim Spicer's career as a soldier of fortune seemed over by 2001, when he attended a lunch at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. Founded in 1927 to train officers and diplomats for imperial service, the college, now housed in a Belgrave Square mansion, provides a discreet venue for current and former military officers to meet high-fliers from...

Obama: The Great Self-Compromiser
Taki's Magazine 
I should have sent President Obama a present for his fiftieth birthday last week, but I didn't. A lot of things should be but aren't. Obama should have been an ideal chief of state to reverse the previous twenty years' self-destructive policies, but he wasn't. He should have kept a few promises - not to the banks and military contractors,...

Lame Horses and Crooked Jockeys: The Republican Nomination Derby
Taki's Magazine 
Mitt Romney declared his intention last week to seek the Republican Party's nomination for president in 2012. Between now and next summer's convention, he'll trip along the Yellow Brick Road that he must imagine will lead him to the White House. That means fifteen months of making promises no one expects him to keep, chomping on fried chicken in Alabama...

Let it Leak: Wikileaks and Patriotic Whistle-Blowing
Taki's Magazine. 
Spare a kind thought for my old friend Michael Morrell's oldest son, Geoff, the Pentagon's Press Secretary. The Defense Department has tasked poor Geoff with providing its public reaction to Julian Assange's Wikileaks disclosure on Saturday of 391,832 documents relating to America's war in Iraq. The new flood of "Pentagon Papers"-style documents detail a pattern of US soldiers murdering civilians...

Thank God for Koran Burnings
Taki's Magazine 
No one in this world, so far as I know - and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me - has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. -H. L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy, 1948...

Obama and Chicago
Unpublished 
And they tell me your are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true that I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again. Carl Sandburg, "Chicago," 1916...

Time to end the second prohibition
Taki's Magazine 
Salvation was in the air. Repeal, also, was in the air. Two weeks before, the lame-duck Congress had turned a somersault and voted the amendment to the Constitution ending Prohibition. The wets were making merry with applejack, bathtub gin and prohibition hooch. "Beer by Easter," they cried. Forty-one legislatures were in session for the chance to approve the wet amendment...

A patriotic thought experiment
Taki's Top Drawer 
"I am going to teach [them] to elect good men." --President Woodrow Wilson, referring to his decision in 1914 to invade Mexico. (Quoted in Peter Smith, Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. page 51.)...

Four More Years, How many more wars?
Independent on Sunday 
Buoyed by the triumphalist Republican Convention that nominated him for re-election last week, President George W. Bush is looking for the real electoral mandate that eluded him four years ago. He may get it, if the first post-Convention poll published by Time magazine is right: Time puts him eleven percentage points ahead of John Kerry. Watch out....




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