Dec 6, 2022Liked by Sam Freedman

I know you would have a conflict of interest but it should be mentioned that your father's book 'Command' is excellent and I would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in military history and the politics of military command. I enjoyed it immensely cover to cover.

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1, 5, 6, 13 and 15 look really good.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Sam Freedman

You make all the titles sound so inviting, Sam. Thank you.

I have read three-or-four of these, at least two in response to your earlier recommendations (Putin’s People was definitely one of those), but I’ve never read a Winslow and now I’m champing at the bit to get started.

I read Hannah White after seeing her at a lit festival- I think she will be a very interesting Director of Inst of Govt.

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Dec 7, 2022Liked by Sam Freedman

Great stuff, have read a few and will pick up some others. #1 is my first Christmas purchase! Interested in the fiction / non-fiction alternation: I do the same. Am sure you don’t need and are not looking for recs, but posting this nevertheless... For those who liked Putin’s People and the Perlroth cyber book, I can wholeheartedly recommend Thomas Rid’s ‘Active Measures’ as my Russian ‘Bible’ and (in my opinion) a significantly more authoritative book than the others combined. Focussed on Russian disinformation. Some insane stories in there, esp Soviet operation to ‘maintain anti-semitism’ in West, particularly W Germany (to limit military ambition). Equally insane is the NotPetya / Wannacry Shadow Brokers story in which the bonkers context is explained in much clearer terms than the Perlroth book imo.

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