R. D. Hooker, Jr., Former White House Fellow, Offers First-Hand Reflections about National Security Strategy in New Book

Jillian Murphy

  • Former White House Fellow offers a first-hand account of global conflicts and strategies across six presidential administrations.
  • Beyond Vom Kriege is the first publication in the UNG Press’s role as an official publishing partner of the Association of the U.S. Army.

Dahlonega, GA—The University of North Georgia (UNG) Press is pleased to announce our newest release: Beyond Vom Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War by R. D. Hooker, Jr. Beyond Vom Kriege is the first book published from the UNG Press in our role as an official publishing partner of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA). Beyond Vom Kriege releases July 21, 2020 and includes a forward by former National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster (retired).

The technology of warfare has changed since Carl von Clausewitz’s Vom Kriege was first published, but the fundamental nature of warfare is still the same. Beyond Vom Kriege furthers Clausewitz’s theory of war by offering a first-hand account of global conflicts and strategies that influence American national security strategy across six presidential administrations.

R. D. Hooker, Jr., is a University Professor and the Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Affairs at the National Defense University (NDU). He served three tours as a director and senior director with the National Security Council; as director for the Institute for National Strategic Studies at NDU; and as dean of the NATO Defense College in Rome. Hooker served for 30 years in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer and received the Defense Superior Service Medal in his role as White House Fellow.

As partner to the AUSA Book Program, the UNG Press will aid AUSA’s educational mission by producing high-quality books to be designated as “AUSA Books.” These books will address such subjects as military land power and land warfare history, technology, combat, and strategy and tactics. This curated collection will serve to help and educate members of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the AUSA, U.S. government officials, and the general public. To further these goals, AUSA will promote these titles by linking them to AUSA’s website, listing them in AUSA publications as a member benefit, and reviewing them in ARMY magazine or other AUSA publications.

Beyond Vom Kriege (978-1-940771-71-7) costs $24.99 and is a 6-by-9-inch perfect-bound paperback. Wholesalers can purchase copies from Ingram; individuals can purchase copies from their favorite independent bookstore and other major retailers. More details can be found at the UNG Press’s website.

The UNG Press is a scholarly, peer-reviewed press that serves as an extension of our sponsoring university, the University of North Georgia. Our primary function is to promote education and research with a special emphasis on innovative scholarship and pedagogy. Through our partnership with Affordable Learning Georgia and eCore, the UNG Press is the leading press in Georgia for producing Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks.

About Jillian Murphy

Jillian Murphy served as the Assistant Managing Editor of the UNG Press from 2017 to 2021. She is a writer and editor who specializes in kid lit, copyediting, and lame puns. Murphy is a UNG alumna, class of 2016.

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