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