Coiled Dragon: From Soccer to AI, China’s Upcoming War with America Paperback – May 24, 2024

by Darril Fosty (Author), George Robert Fosty (Author)


Product details


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Stryker-Indigo New York (May 24, 2024)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 575 pages

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8893792720

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 16 – 18 years

Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.1 pounds

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches


A new book by bestselling authors Darril & George Fosty explores the escalating tensions between the West and China from various issues including Soccer, Militarism, Hacking, and Artificial Intelligence.

Coiled Dragon: From Soccer to AI, China’s Upcoming War with America is a monumental and sweeping 536-page narrative documenting over two hundred years of Chinese history, East-West diplomatic and military history, and seven decades of Chinese Communist Party rule.

Part sporting history, political history, and military history, the book paints a complex picture of modern China and its political ideology and aspirations as well as the Chinese Communist Party’s use of soft power influence involving sports for economic, political, and military gain.

Not lost to the reader is the careful analysis of Chinese military history and current attempts by the Chinese Communist Party to supplant the United States globally. Most concerning is how the authors lay out two centuries of American-Chinese relations while documenting modern China’s efforts to implement an aggressive military strategy across the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and South Atlantic. Most surprising is how the authors explain how the Chinese military is borrowing from American military lessons of World War Two to pre-position forces worldwide ahead of a likely military clash with the United States. So complete and complex is the study of American and Chinese relations the reader can only be left stunned at the long history of hatred and animosity that has existed between the two nations as both countries strive for 21st-century global dominance.

Another stunning aspect of the book is the detailed analysis and histories the authors present when it comes to African and South Asian nations, showing that the United States is not the only country who have political and military concerns when it comes to China.

Taken as a whole, Coiled Dragon is a disturbing study that successfully peels back the facade of current global politics in what can only be seen as the opening stages of a coming catastrophic military confrontation between China and the West.


Darril and George Fosty are two of North America’s leading authors and historians in the area of sports history. For nearly two decades, these Canadian brothers have been at the forefront of efforts to promote and preserve the early history of North American sports.

The Fosty brothers began their careers in 1986 as military historians. In 1996, they turned their attention to the sport of ice hockey documenting the early worldwide histories of the sport and the cultures that played its many forms. They are the authors/co-authors of twelve books including Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895 to 1925, Splendid is the Sun: The 5,000 Year History of Hockey, Tribes: An International Hockey History and Where Brave Men Fall: The Battle of Dieppe and the Espionage War Against Hitler, 1939 to 1942 and Nais-MYTH: Basketball’s Stolen Legacy.

Their 2004 book, Black Ice, is considered a ground-breaking achievement and remains the only book ever written on the all-black Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes.

In 2008, they were honored by the Denver-based Shaka Franklin Foundation for their efforts pertaining to the preservation of Black hockey history and the creation of ” The Black Ice Project.

In 2011, the brothers received an honorary Teaching Award from George Washington University’s Jackie Robinson Society (Washington, DC) for the promotion of black history. In 2019, Book Authority selected Black Ice as one of the top 37 (#28) ice hockey books of all-time. In 2020, the Fosty brothers were awarded the John G. Dennison Award for excellence in the promotion of Canadian Black history and culture.

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