Boot joins Global I.Q. Minute to discuss his newest book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. Boot delves into the life of the legendary CIA operative—a man whose singular adventures illuminate the “wrong turns” made by the U.S. during the 20-year conflict.
Max Boot is a historian, best-selling author, and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Max Boot’s latest book—The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam—came out in January 2018 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. It was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month and praised as an “epic and elegant biography” (Wall Street Journal), “judicious and absorbing” (New York Times), and “a superb scholarly achievement” (Foreign Policy).