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Christian Alfonsi

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Christian Alfonsi holds a 1999 Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University; his dissertation, "Improvised Crusades," examined the first Bush Administration's use of military intervention in foreign affairs and is the basis for Circle in the Sand. After graduation he worked as a strategic planner for Young and Rubicam until his thesis advisors Stanley Hoffman and Ernest May urged him to revisit his dissertation and turn it into a book.

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Circle in the Sand
The Bush Dynasty in Iraq
Written by Christian Alfonsi


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $15.95

An important, massively researched and revelation-filled work of history that uncovers how decisions made by the first Bush White House preordained the current administration’s decision to invade Iraq.

“Is this a one-time thing, or should we foreshadow more to come?”

This was the prophetic question posed by National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Circle in the Sand
The Bush Dynasty in Iraq
Written by Christian Alfonsi


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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