Foreign affairs: 23 new books I wish Obama and Romney would read

In preparation for the upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy, check out these 23 books that offer the kind of nuance and context mostly overlooked during a campaign.  

9. 'Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power,' by David E. Sanger


Just how much of a foreign policy hawk is President Barack Obama? In some surprising ways, as this book shows, he has gone further and become more secretive than his predecessor. This is necessary reading for anyone trying to understand Obama’s first-term record on foreign affairs.

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