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Drift by Rachel Maddow.. Okay, Rachel Maddow on the military. You know what Margaret Meade said? Don't put women anywhere near battle; they are too fierce. This fiercely hard, often funny book on the cult of war could only have come from Maddow's pen. Get it.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"In Drift, Rachel Maddow brings her passion, wit, cool common sense and intellectual firepower to the epic and darkly farcical story of how America has declined into an overfunded and unchecked national security state--one that inflicts more damage on America’s assets, our military included, than it does on our adversaries. At a crossroads when Americans of all stripes are rethinking their country’s priorities, Maddow’s compelling take on how we drifted into the costly habit of perennial war--and how we might yet reverse it--could not be more timely."

Frank Rich, New York Magazine

"In Drift, people who love Rachel Maddow will discover that her gift for finding amazing anecdotes and funny, revealing details totally translates to the page. People who hate her may be surprised by how often in Drift she espouses some of the most conservative values: a suspicion of big government and unbridled federal power, a zeal to cut wasteful spending and a yearning to return to the intentions of the Founding Fathers."

Ira Glass

Author bio: Rachel Maddow has hosted the Emmy Award–winning Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC since 2008. Before that, she was at Air America Radio for the duration of that underappreciated enterprise. She has a doctorate in politics from Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford. She lives in rural western Massachusetts and New York City with her partner, artist Susan Mikula, and an enormous dog. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Drift-Unmooring-American-Military-Power/dp/0307460983/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334106710&sr=1-1

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (288 pp. Miltary-Ecological: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/105954/drift-by-rachel-maddow/9780307460981/

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