Max Boot is a leading military historian and foreign policy analyst. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, he is the author of critically acclaimed New York Times best seller Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present. His earlier books include War made New: Technology, Warfare and the Course of History, 1500 to Today and The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power. 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 was born in Russia, grew up in Los Angeles, and now lives in the New York area.