"A clear look at rampant U.S. imperialism.... It’s a book that will stir your soul...to action.”
–Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Ret.), former chief of staff, Department of State; Professor, College of William & Mary
“A brilliant tour de force, a sweeping introspection, dissection, and condemnation of U.S. war-making.... Read it and act.”
–Medea Benjamin, Co-director, CODEPINK
"Brisk, sweeping, and utterly persuasive.”
–Andrew Bacevich, President, Quincy Institute; author of The New American Militarism and The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory
"Vine is a gifted writer. Reading the [book] is akin to reading the very best of essay writing."
–Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
"Puts a much needed pin to the balloon of American exceptionalism.... Especially important now...to make sense of a presidential administration that...has left a trail of global destruction."
–Greg Grandin, Professor of History, Yale University; author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
"Military expansion, war without end...the pervasiveness of violence in American lives: Vine offers countless insights."
Winner 2018 University of California Press Series in Public Anthropology International Book Competition
"A wide-ranging survey of the American way of war, expensive and incessant, in support of an empire we’re not supposed to have.... Vine offers much to ponder about our militarized foreign policy and its deep antecedents.” - Kirkus Reviews