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By Sue Ransohoff, Cincinnati / August 7, 2012

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow, takes on the history of the growth and development of US military might. Maddow writes about deadly serious matters in a way that no one else can: She makes it funny, while maintaining the intensely weighty import of her subject.

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