For the past three decades, the United States and Iran have been engaged in an unacknowledged secret war.
David Crist is currently a historian for the federal government. As a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, he served in the first gulf war and made two tours with elite special operations forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. He lives in Maryland.
"[A] painstakingly researched and elegantly written account of the
United States-Iran cold war is an earnest chronicle of this shadowy
history...Mr. Crist's book deserves a spot on the short list of
must-read books on United States-Iran relations." -The New
York Times "Crist has written an important and timely book that
should be required reading for anyone interested in understanding
how the United States and Iran went from close allies to enduring
enemies." -The Washington Post "A fascinating, detailed
history of American-Iranian foreign relations...Crist is a
natural-born writer, and the best parts of The Twilight War are not
just engaging, but thrilling." -NPR "This is the foreign policy
book of the year, perhaps of many years." -Thomas E. Ricks,
author of Fiasco and The Generals