Books by Derek Leebaert

DEREK LEEBAERT teaches government at Georgetown University. He has also taught at Georgetown's business school, has been a Smithsonian Fellow, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Center for Science and International Affairs. He is a founding edit

Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A sturdy exploration of lesser-known aspects of the Cold War, focusing on the rivalry between allies as much as enemies."
World War II ended in 1945. However, as this historical account reveals, it took another dozen years before Americans came to accept their role in the world with a new term: superpower. Read full book review >
Released: March 23, 2006

"Smart and well-argued—and sure to anger at least some in the Pentagon."
A literate, adventure-filled history of "special warfare" fought by small bands of hunters of men whose services, it appears, will be ever more in demand. Read full book review >
Released: March 25, 2002

"Fascinating through and through, if open to debate."
A sprawling, highly readable history that judges America's long struggle to defeat Communism a necessary battle badly fought from start to finish. Read full book review >