Top Ten Books on American War Powers

Mary L. Dudziak recently published a post to her blog War Time about teaching a seminar on the history of war powers.  As part of the post, she provided a book list for teaching this type of seminar.  Her list is outstanding.

1. Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library)

2. Sahr Conway-Lanz, Collateral Damage: Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after World War II

3. John Tirman, The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America's Wars

4. Steven Casey, When Soldiers Fall: How Americans Have Confronted Combat Losses from World War I to Afghanistan

5. Robert M. Neer, Napalm: An American Biography

6. Yuki Tanaka and Marilyn B. Young, eds., Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-Century History

7. Paul W. Kahn, Sacred Violence: Torture, Terror, and Sovereignty (Law, Meaning, and Violence)

8. Andrew Bacevich, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country

9. Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (American Empire Project)

10. Mary Dudziak, War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences

Click to the link on her website below.

Dead People and the War Powers