Battlegrounds by H. R. McMaster audiobook

Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

By H. R. McMaster
Read by H. R. McMaster

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From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, ret., the former National Security Advisor and author of the bestselling classic Dereliction of Duty, comes a bold and provocative re-examination of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States, and an urgent call to compete to preserve America’s standing and security. Across multiple administrations since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has been misconceived, inconsistent, and poorly implemented. As a result, America and the free world have fallen behind rivals in power and influence. Meanwhile threats to security, freedom, and prosperity, such as nuclear proliferation and jihadist terrorism have grown. In BATTLEGROUNDS, H.R. McMaster describes efforts to reassess and fundamentally shift policies while he was National Security Advisor. And he provides a clear pathway forward to improve strategic competence and prevail in complex competitions against our adversaries. BATTLEGROUNDS is a groundbreaking reassessment of America’s place in the world, drawing from McMaster’s long engagement with these issues, including 34 years of service in the U.S. Army with multiple tours of duty in battlegrounds overseas and his 13 months as National Security Advisor in the Trump White House. It is also a powerful call for Americans and citizens of the free world to transcend the vitriol of partisan political discourse, better educate themselves about the most significant challenges to national and international security and work together to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.  Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon bestseller in National & International Security

From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, ret., the former National Security Advisor and author of the bestselling classic Dereliction of Duty, comes a bold and provocative re-examination of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States, and an urgent call to compete to preserve America’s standing and security.

Across multiple administrations since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has been misconceived, inconsistent, and poorly implemented. As a result, America and the free world have fallen behind rivals in power and influence. Meanwhile threats to security, freedom, and prosperity, such as nuclear proliferation and jihadist terrorism have grown. In BATTLEGROUNDS, H.R. McMaster describes efforts to reassess and fundamentally shift policies while he was National Security Advisor. And he provides a clear pathway forward to improve strategic competence and prevail in complex competitions against our adversaries.

BATTLEGROUNDS is a groundbreaking reassessment of America’s place in the world, drawing from McMaster’s long engagement with these issues, including 34 years of service in the U.S. Army with multiple tours of duty in battlegrounds overseas and his 13 months as National Security Advisor in the Trump White House. It is also a powerful call for Americans and citizens of the free world to transcend the vitriol of partisan political discourse, better educate themselves about the most significant challenges to national and international security and work together to secure peace and prosperity for future generations. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Battlegrounds provides a fascinating tour of current U.S. foreign policy challenges, region by region…This makes it one of the few indispensable books on the foreign policy of the current administration.” National Interest
“McMaster is looking back at US foreign policy since the end of the Cold War—and finds it deeply flawed. The reason? ‘Strategic narcissism’…His goal is to inspire Americans to educate themselves about the world, and to strengthen US ‘strategic empathy,’ which he views as essential for foreign policy success.” Christian Science Monitor
“Battlegrounds, is not a Trump book…[it] ffers detailed examinations of key foreign policy issues—Russia, China, North Korea—spliced with regular pleas for unity at home.” The Guardian (London)
“A thoughtful critique of US foreign policy and a restrained assessment of Trump’s approach to North Korea, Afghanistan, and other global hot spots” USA Today

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Author Bio: H. R. McMaster

Author Bio: H. R. McMaster

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. He is also the Susan and Bernard Liautaud Fellow at The Freeman Spogli Institute and Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves as chairman of the advisory board of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Japan Chair at the Hudson Institute. A native of Philadelphia, he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984. He served as a US Army officer for thirty-four years and retired as a lieutenant general in 2018. He remained on active duty while serving as the twenty-sixth assistant to the president for national security affairs. He taught history at West Point and holds a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 17.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English