Books David Crist Books by David Crist David Crist has written books about: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about David Crist New In Paperback July 1-7: 'Hallucinations,' Hollywood Fame And Covert Operations July 1, 2013 In softcover nonfiction, David Crist looks at America's conflict with Iran and Oliver Sacks investigates hallucinations. In fiction, Ian McEwan delivers a Cold War thriller, Tom Wolfe explores racial and ethnic conflict in Miami and Emma Straub tracks a small town girl's rise to Hollywood stardom. David Crist's father, George (left), discusses operations against Iranian attack boats with Navy Lt. Paul Hillenbrand. George Crist, a Marine Corps general, was commander of CENTCOM from 1985-1988. Courtesy of David Crist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of David Crist Author Interviews 'The Twilight War' Between The U.S. And Iran Fresh Air July 23, 2012 In The Twilight War, historian David Crist outlines the secret history of America's 30-year conflict with Iran. Based on interviews with hundreds of officials as well as classified military archives, the book details how the covert war has repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare. 'The Twilight War' Between The U.S. And Iran Listen · 38:58 38:58 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157248254/157248392" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Inside America's 30-Year Conflict With Iran July 18, 2012 David Crist's The Twilight War is a realistic — and often pessimistic — analysis of America's relationship with Iran. Crist covers decades of policy and history, while balancing this military and diplomatic detail with concern for humanity in his narratives.