- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is one way to observe Memorial Day: Help Iraqi refugees as they settle down in this country. To do that, I’ve collected a bunch of recent books, signed by the authors, and am selling them off for $50 apiece. Send me a note telling me which books you want — the e-mail address is over there on the right near my thumbnail bio. I will tell you if they are still available, and I also will tell you how to proceed. (Don’t worry — the checks won’t be made out to me, and I will mail the books to you at my own expense.) Or, do all your Christmas shopping in one shot, and pre-emptively buy for all 11 signed books for $400.
Here are the books:
David Bellavia: House to House
Andrew Exum: This Man’s Army
Nathaniel Fick: One Bullet Away
David Finkel: The Good Soldiers
Barton Gellman: Angler – The Cheney Vice Presidency
H.R. McMaster: Dereliction of Duty
John Heilemann and Mark Halperin: Game Change
Plus, all four of my books:
A Soldier’s Duty
Making the Corps
UPDATE: Wow. I didn’t realize what sort of demand there would be. All the books are sold, many times over. I am surprised at the number of people who offered to buy the whole set. I am e-mailing the winner right now. I will also sort out the rest of the purchase requests for individual books. I have lots of copies of my books, at least. Thanks to all who responded!
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior editor at The National Interest. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Drezner has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department.| Daniel W. Drezner |