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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.

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