Books

2 October 2019, Washington, DC

Thomas Rid’s sixth book, Active Measures. The History of Disinformation and Political Warfare, will be out on 21 April 2020 with Farrar, Straus and Giroux in North America, Profile in Britain, Eksmo in Russian, Sakuhin Sha in Japanese, and Bellona in Polish.

Rid’s most recent book is Rise of the Machinesout in 2016 in the United States with W. W. Norton; in Australia and in the UK with Scribe; in German as Maschinendämmerung with Propyläen Ullstein. Machines is also available in Mandarin with China Machine Press; in Russian with Eksmo; in Japanese with Sakuhin Sha; and in Turkish with Siyah Kitap. Recorded Books produced the audiobook.

Machines was reviewed in Booklist, c’t Magazin, CosmosEsquireFinancial TimesFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FAZ HochschulanzeigerDer Freitag, The Guardian/The Observer, International AffairsKirkus, Nature, Neue Zürcher ZeitungNew Scientist, The New York Times, Prospect MagazineScientific American, The SpectatorSpektrum der WissenschaftDer StandardSüddeutsche Zeitung, tageszeitung, Technology Review (Germany), Universum, Wall Street JournalWar on the Rocks; ABC (Australia), Bayrischer Rundfunk, Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio Kultur, NPR Marketplace, WDR, 3sat.

In 2013, Cyber War Will Not Take Place came out with Oxford University Press/Hurst. The book became an unlikely classic and one of the most-cited scholarly publications in its field.  A new edition with a new afterword is out line late 2017 (250 pages), also in German as well as in Chinese as 网络战不会发生 with the People’s Publishing House.

Reviews in Fincancial TimesThe Economist,  The Globe and MailBoston GlobeThe Sydney Morning HeraldSurvivalPolitique Étrangère.

In 2011, Rid co-edited, with Thomas Keaney, Understanding Counterinsurgency, published with Routledge in London (280 pages).

In 2009, Thomas and Marc Hecker jointly wrote War 2.0. Irregular Warfare in the Information Ageout with Praeger (280 pages).

Reviews in Media, War, and ConflictTerrorism and Political ViolenceParametersChoiceRevue Française de Sciences PolitiquesDéfense et Sécurité InternationaleHermès.

In 2007, Rid’s thesis came out as War and Media Operations. The U.S. Military and the Press from Vietnam to Iraq, with Routledge (229 pages).

Reviews in PointerPolitique étrangèreBritish Journalism Review, and others.