About the Author:
Edward E. Rice, for thirty-four years a Foreign Service officer, is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and author of Mao's Way (California, 1972), which won the Commonwealth Club gold medal.
"An elegantly written and carefully researched book, for which the most obvious adjective is 'wise.' The quality of the thought and the grasp of political and social dynamics that have gone into it make it superior to most other books dealing with this sort of conflict. The importance of an appreciation of the historical roots of any conflict as demonstrated by Rice provides in itself a vital lesson on the perils of untutored intervention." -- Lawrence Freedman, International Affairs
"In his insightful, scholarly, and very readable analysis of these conflicts, the author skillfully draws upon his accumulated experience in the Foreign Service and applies a generous portion of political savvy and common sense." -- Edward Costello, Foreign Service Journal
"Rice's book is lucidly argued, well written, and cautionary in its conclusions. It deserves to be read by policy makers." -- Victor T. LeVine, Choice
"Wars of the Third Kind is a superior book -- one of the very best on a very important suject. . . . Of particular interest is a fascinating chapter on the perils that await great powers who find themselves enmeshed in 'wars of the third kind.' This chapter should be required reading for every American policymaker." (Colonel Dennis M. Drew ,USAF, Airpower Journal
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