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Max Boot is one of America’s leading military historians and foreign-policy analysts. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, he is also a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Commentary, and many other publications. (His articles may be found at: www.maxboot.net.)

He is now writing The War of the Weak, a history of guerrilla warfare. His last book, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today (Gotham Books, 2006), has been hailed as a “magisterial survey of technology and war” by the New York Times, “brilliantly crafted history” by The Wall Street Journal, and “a book for both the general reader and reading generals” by the New York Post.

His previous book, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (Basic Books) was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. It won the 2003 General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award, given annually by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for the best nonfiction book pertaining to Marine Corps history, and has been placed on Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps professional reading lists.

Boot is a frequent public speaker and guest on radio and television news programs, both at home and abroad. He has lectured at many military institutions, including the Army, Navy, and Air War Colleges, the Australian Defense College, the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, the Army Command and General Staff College, Marine Corps University, West Point, and the Naval Academy. He is a member of the U.S. Joint Forces Command Transformation Advisory Group. He was a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2007-2008. In 2004, he was named by the World Affairs Councils of America as one of “the 500 most influential people in the United States in the field of foreign policy.” In 2007, he won the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism, given annually to a writer who exhibits "love of country and its democratic institutions" and "bears witness to the evils of totalitarianism." The New York Sun says that he is “ably filling the role occupied for many years by John Keegan, the famed British author of classics like The Face of War and The Mask of Command.”

Before joining the Council in 2002, Boot spent eight years as a writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal, the last five years as editorial features editor. From 1992 to 1994 he was an editor and writer at The Christian Science Monitor.

Boot holds a Bachelor’s degree in history, with high honors, from the University of California, Berkeley (1991), and a Master’s degree in history from Yale University (1992). He grew up in Los Angeles and now lives with his family in the New York area.

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The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right

The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

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Max Boot Biography

Max Boot is one of America’s leading military historians and foreign-policy analysts. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, he is also a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Commentary, and many other publications. (His articles may be found at: www.maxboot.net.)

He is now writing The War of the Weak, a history of guerrilla warfare. His last book, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today (Gotham Books, 2006), has been hailed as a “magisterial survey of technology and war” by the New York Times, “brilliantly crafted history” by The Wall Street Journal, and “a book for both the general reader and reading generals” by the New York Post.

His previous book, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (Basic Books) was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. It won the 2003 General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award, given annually by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for the best nonfiction book pertaining to Marine Corps history, and has been placed on Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps professional reading lists.

Boot is a frequent public speaker and guest on radio and television news programs, both at home and abroad. He has lectured at many military institutions, including the Army, Navy, and Air War Colleges, the Australian Defense College, the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, the Army Command and General Staff College, Marine Corps University, West Point, and the Naval Academy. He is a member of the U.S. Joint Forces Command Transformation Advisory Group. He was a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2007-2008. In 2004, he was named by the World Affairs Councils of America as one of “the 500 most influential people in the United States in the field of foreign policy.” In 2007, he won the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism, given annually to a writer who exhibits "love of country and its democratic institutions" and "bears witness to the evils of totalitarianism." The New York Sun says that he is “ably filling the role occupied for many years by John Keegan, the famed British author of classics like The Face of War and The Mask of Command.”

Before joining the Council in 2002, Boot spent eight years as a writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal, the last five years as editorial features editor. From 1992 to 1994 he was an editor and writer at The Christian Science Monitor.

Boot holds a Bachelor’s degree in history, with high honors, from the University of California, Berkeley (1991), and a Master’s degree in history from Yale University (1992). He grew up in Los Angeles and now lives with his family in the New York area.

Max Boot Videos

  • Max Boot on Stranger Than Fiction. S. 2, ep. 1 - YouTube
    Mar 22, 2018 ... Max Boot joined Daniel Weinberg on March 15, 2018 to discuss The Road Not Taken at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago. Signed ...
  • Max Boot, "Invisible Armies" | Authors at Google - YouTube
    Oct 31, 2013 ... Max discusses his newest book, "Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present". Max Boot...
  • Max Boot: Lessons from the History of Guerrilla Warfare - YouTube
    Feb 27, 2013 ... Speaker: Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations ...

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    Booking fees for Max Boot, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Max Boot, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Max Boot?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Max Boot for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Max Boot for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Max Boot or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Max Boot or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Max Boot is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Max Boot for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Max Boot generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Atkinson, Robert Fisk, Mitch Resnick and Dave deBronkart. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Max Boot for an upcoming event.

Max Boot Speaker Videos

  • Max Boot on Stranger Than Fiction. S. 2, ep. 1 - YouTube
    Mar 22, 2018 ... Max Boot joined Daniel Weinberg on March 15, 2018 to discuss The Road Not Taken at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago. Signed ...
    Max Boot, "Invisible Armies" | Authors at Google - YouTube
    Oct 31, 2013 ... Max discusses his newest book, "Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present". Max Boot is one of ...
  • Max Boot: Lessons from the History of Guerrilla Warfare - YouTube
    Feb 27, 2013 ... Speaker: Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations ...

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