War & Society Graduate Reading LIst

Drs. Allison Abra, Mao Lin, Heather M. Stur, Kenneth Swope, Susannah Ural, Andrew A. Wiest, & Kyle F. Zelner

NOTE: In addition to the titles listed below, students should familiarize themselves with the important journals in the field, especially The Journal of Military History and War & Society, in addition to relevant articles in more general history journals.

VALID DATES: Approved for students entering program in 2010 and forward (or by agreement with faculty advisor).

* designates a classic, must-read, essential work. (67 total)

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HISTORIOGRAPHICAL WORKS

The following—required—historiographical works offer students a firm understanding of current issues in the field of war and society.

  • *Black, Jeremy. Rethinking Military History. New York: Routledge, 2004.

  • *Citino, Robert M. “Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction.” American Historical Review 112, no. 4 (2007): 1070-1090.

  • *Grenier, John. “Recent Trends in the Historiography on Warfare in the Colonial Period (1607-1765)” History Compass 8 no. 4 (2010): 358-367.

  • Hughes, Matthew and William Philpott, eds. Palgrave Advances in Modern Military Histor. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2007.
  • *Kohn, Richard H., “The Social History of the American Soldier: A Review and Prospectus for Research.” American Historical Review 86, no. 3 (1981): 553-67.

  • *Lee, Wayne E. “Early American Ways of War: A New Reconnaissance, 1600-1815.” The Historical Journal 44, no. 1 (2001): 269-289.

  • *Lee, Wayne E. “Mind and Matter - Cultural Analysis in American Military History: A Look at the State of the Field.” Journal of American History 93, no. 4 (2007): 1116-1142.

  • *Linn, Brian McAllister. “‘The American Way of War’ Revisited.” Journal of Military History 66, no. 2 (2002): 501-530.

  • *Shy, John. “History and the History of War.” Journal of Military History 72, no. 4 (2008): 1033-1046.

  • *Shy, John and David J. Fitzpatrick. “American Military History” in A Century of American Historiography, edited by James M. Banner, Jr., 66-77. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010.

  • *Weigley, Russell F. "Response to Brian McAllister Linn by Russell F. Weigley.” Journal of Military History 66, no. 2 (2002): 531-533.

  • *Yerxa, Donald A., ed. Recent Themes in Military History: Historians in Conversation. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008.


SUBJECT WORKS

The following works are important monographs in the field of war and society. Books with an asterisk (*) are classic, essential works required of all graduate students taking the War and Society field. (59 books, 9 articles total for entire list)

  • Allen, William Sheridan. The Nazi Seizure of Power: The Experience of a Single German Town, 1922-1945. New York: F. Watts, 1984.
  • *Anderson, Fred. A People's Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years' War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984.

  • Anderson, Fred. The Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2000.
  • * Appy, Christian. Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

  • *Ashworth, Tony. Trench Warfare, 1914-1918: The Live and Let Live System. London: Macmillan, 1980.

  • Asprey, Robert B. War in the Shadows: The Guerilla in History. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1975.
  • Atkinson, Rick. Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
  • Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane and Annette Becker. 14-18: Understanding the Great War. New York: Hill and Wang, 2002.
  • *Bacevich, Andrew. The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

  • * Bailey, Beth. America’s Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.

  • Barbeau, Arthur. The Unknown Soldiers: African American Soldiers in World War I. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1974.
  • Barber, John and Mark Harrison. The Soviet Home Front, 1941-1945: A Social and Economic History of the USSR in World War II. New York: Longman, 1991.
  • *Bartov, Omer. Hitler’s Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

  • Baskir, Lawrence and William Strauss. Chance and Circumstance: The Draft, the War, and the Vietnam Generation. New York: Knopf, 1978.
  • Bayly, C. A. Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
  • Becker, Jean-Jacques. The Great War and the French People. New York: Berg Publishers, 1986.
  • Beevor, Antony. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943. New York: Penguin, 1999.
  • Beringer, Richard. Why the South Lost the Civil War. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1986.
  • Bernstein, Iver. The New York City Draft Riots: Their Significance in American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • Bertaud, Jean-Paul. The Army of the French Revolution: From Citizen-Soldier to Instrument of Power. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.
  • Bidwell, Shelford and Dominick Graham, Firepower: The British Army Weapons and Theories of War, 1904-1945. New York: Pen and Sword, 2005.
  • Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1660-1815. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994. Black, Jeremy. Introduction to Global Military History, 1775 to the Present. New York: Routledge,
  • 2005.
  • Blum, John M. V Was for Victory: Politics and American Culture During World War II. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.
  • Bodle, Wayne. The Valley Forge Winter: Civilians and Soldiers in War. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.
  • Bond, Brian. War and Society in Europe, 1870-1970. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
  • Borer, Douglas. Superpowers Defeated: A Comparison of Vietnam and Afghanistan. Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 1999.
  • Bourne, J. M. Britain and the Great War, 1914-1918. London: Edward Arnold, 1990.
  • Bradley, Mark. Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam, 1919-1950. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2000. 
  • *Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York: Harper Perennial, 1993. 
  • Brumwell, Stephen. Redcoats: The British Soldier and the War in the Americas, 1755-1763. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Carlton, Charles. Going to the Wars: The Experience of the British Civil Wars, 1638-1651. New York: Routledge, 1994.
  • Carp, E. Wayne. To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Administration and American Political Culture, 1775-1783. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.
  • *Carter, James. Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954-1968. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

  • Catton, Phillip. Diem’s Final Failure: Prelude to America’s War in Vietnam. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2002.
  • Chambers, John Whiteclay. To Raise an Army: The Draft Comes to Modern America. New York: Free Press, 1987.
  • *Chet, Guy. Conquering the American Wilderness: The Triumph of European Warfare in the Colonial Northeast. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2003.

  • Chickering, Roger. Imperial Germany and the Great War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • Clausewitz, Carl von. On War. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.
  • Cobb, Richard. The People's Armies: the Armées Révolutionnaires, Instrument of the Terror in the Departments, April 1793 to Floreal Year II. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.
  • Corvisier, André. Armies and Societies in Europe, 1494-1789. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979.
  • Cox, Caroline. A Proper Sense of Honor: Service and Sacrifice in George Washington's Army. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
  • Cress, Lawrence. Citizens in Arms: The Army and the Militia in American Society to the War of 1812. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1982.
  • Creveld, Martin van. Technology and War: From 2000 BC to the Present. New York: Free Press, 1989.
  • *Cunliffe, Marcus. Soldiers and Civilians: The Martial Spirit in America 1775-1865. Rev. ed. New York: Free Press, 1974.

  • Dawidowicz, Lucy. The War against the Jews, 1933-1945. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1975.
  • de Pauw, Linda Grant. Battle Cries and Lullabies: Women in War from Prehistory to the Present. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
  • *Dower, John W. War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.

  • Duffy, Christopher. Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945. New York: De Capo Press, 1993.
  • Durrill, Wayne. War of Another Kind: A Southern Community in the Great Rebellion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • Ellis, John. Social History of the Machine Gun. New York: Arno Press, 1981.
  • Ellis, John. Eye-Deep in Hell: Trench Warfare in World War I. New York: Pantheon Books, 1976.
  • Farwell, Byron. Mr. Kipling’s Army. New York: Norton, 1981.
  • Faust, Drew Gilpin. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. New York: Knopf, 2008.
  • Forrest, Alan. Conscripts and Deserters: The Army and French Society during the Revolution and Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • *Fussell, Paul. The Great War and Modern Memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

  • *Gaddis, John Lewis. Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Postwar American National Security Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

  • *Gallagher, Gary W. The Confederate War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.

  • Gallman, J. Matthew. Mastering Wartime: A Social History of Philadelphia during the Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
  • Gardner, Lloyd. The Road to Baghdad: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the 1970’s to the Present. New York: New Press, 2008.
  • Gatrell, Peter. A Whole Empire Walking: Russian Refugees during World War I. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.
  • Gatrell, Peter. Russia’s First World War: A Social and Economic History. New York: Longman, 2005. *Glantz, David. When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995.
  • *Glathaar, Joseph. Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of White Officers and Black Soldiers. Shreveport: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

  • Glathaar, Joseph. General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse. New York: Free Press, 2008.
  • Gordon, G.A.H. The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1996.
  • Gordon, Michael and Bernard Trainor. The General’s War: The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf. Boston: Back Bay Books, 1995.
  • *Grenier, John. The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

  • *Griffith, Paddy. Battle Tactics of the Civil War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

  • *Grimsley, Mark. The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

  • Gross, Robert A. The Minutemen and Their World. New York: Hill and Wang, 1976.
  • Grossman, Dave. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. Boston: Back Bay Books, 1996.
  • Gullace, Nicoletta. Blood of Our Sons: Men, Women, and the Renegotiation of British Citizenship during the Great War. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2002.
  • Hagen, Kenneth J. This People's Navy: The Making of American Sea Power. New York: Free Press, 1992.
  • Hale, J. R. War and Society in Renaissance Europe, 1450-1620. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.
  • Hanna, Martha. Your Death Would be My Own: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.
  • Harris, J. P. Men, Ideas and Tanks: British Military Thought and Armoured Forces, 1903-1939. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996.
  • Hastings, Max. Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.
  • *Hattaway, Herman and Archer Jones. How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983.

  • Hayslip, Li Ly. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman’s Journey from War to Peace. New York: Plume, 1990.
  • Hellie, Richard. Enserfment and Military Change in Muscovy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.
  • Herwig, Holger. The First World War: Germany and Austria Hungary, 1914-1918. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
  • Herzog, Chaim. The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East. New York: Random House, 1982.
  • Higginbotham, Don. War and Society in Revolutionary America: The Wider Dimensions of Conflict. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.
  • Higginbotham, Don. The War of American Independence; Military Attitudes, Policies, and Practice, 1763-1789. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1983.
  • Holmes, Robert, ed. On War and Morality. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.
  • Holquist, Peter. Making War, Forging Revolution: Russia’s Continuum of Crisis, 1914-1921. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002.
  • Horne, Alistair.  i New York: Viking Press, 1978.
  • Horne, John N. and Alan Kramer. German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
  • Howard, Michael. War and the Liberal Conscience. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1978.
  • *Howard, Michael. War in European History. Rev. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

  • *Hull, Isabel. Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.

  • Janowitz, Morris. The Professional Soldier. New York: Free Press, 1971.
  • Jensen, Geoffrey and Andrew Wiest eds. War in the Age of Technology. New York: New York University Press, 2001.
  • Karsten, Peter ed. The Military in America: From the Colonial Era to the Present. New York: Free Press, 1980.
  • *Keegan, John. The Face of Battle. New York: Penguin Books, 1978.

  • Keene, Jennifer. Doughboys, the Great War, and the Shaping of Modern America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
  • *Kennedy, David. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

  • Kershaw, Ian. The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Knouff, Gregory T. The Soldiers’ Revolution: Pennsylvanians in Arms and the Forging of Early American Identity. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004.
  • Jacobs, Seth. America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004.
  • Jomini, Henri. Summary of the Art of War. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1996.
  • *Kindsvatter, Peter. American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005.

  • *Kohn, Richard H. The Eagle and the Sword: The Federalists and the Creation of the Military Establishment in America, 1783-1802. New York: Free Press, 1975.

  • Kolko, Gabriel. Anatomy of a War: Vietnam, the United States, and the Modern Historical Experience. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985.
  • Krepinevich, Andrew. The Army and Vietnam. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1986.
  • Laquer, Walter. Guerrilla: A Historical and Critical Study. Boston: Little & Brown, 1976.
  • Lee, Wayne E. Crowds and Soldiers in Revolutionary North Carolina: The Culture of Violence in Riot and War. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.
  • *Linderman, Gerald. Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War. New York: Free Press, 1987.

  • Linderman, Gerald. The Mirror of War: American Society in the Spanish American War. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1974.
  • *Linn, Brian. The Echo of Battle: The Army's Way of War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.

  • Linn, Brian. The Philippine War, 1899-1902. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000.
  • *Liulevicius, Vejas. War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

  • Lotchin, Roger W. The Bad City in the Good War: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Diego. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.
  • *Lynn, John A. Battle: A History of Combat and Culture. Boulder: Westview Press, 2003.

  • Lynn, John. Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • MacPherson, Myra. Long Time Passing: Vietnam and the Haunted Generation. Garden City: Doubleday, 1984.
  • *McMaster, H. R. Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the lies that led to Vietnam. New York: Harper Perennial, 1998.

  • MacMunn, George Lieut.-General Sir. The Martial Races of India. Quetta, Pakistan: Gosha-e- Adab, 1977.
  • *Malone, Patrick. The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics Among the New England Indians. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

  • *Maraniss, David. They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace Vietnam and America October 1967. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.

  • Martin, James Kirby and Mark Edward Lender. A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789. Arlington Heights, IL: H. Davidson, 1982.
  • Mayer, Holly. Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community during the American Revolution. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003.
  • McConnell, Michael N. Army and Empire: British Soldiers on the American Frontier, 1758-1775. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
  • McDonnell, Michael A. The Politics of War: Race, Class, and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
  • McPherson, James. For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • *Melvoin, Richard I. New England Outpost: War and Society in Colonial Deerfield. New York: Norton, 1989.

  • *Merridale, Catherine. Ivan’s War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945. New York: Picador, 2006.

  • Meyer, Leisa. Creating GI Jane: Sexuality and Power in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
  • Millett, Allan R. The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005.
  • Millett, Allan R. and Williamson Murray, eds. Military Effectiveness. New York: Routledge, 1988.
  • Mitchell, Reid. The Vacant Chair: The Northern Soldier Leaves Home. New York: Oxford University
  • Press, 1993.
  • *Moyar, Mark. Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006

  • Nagl, John A. Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam: Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002.
  • Nalty, Bernard C. Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military. New York: Free Press, 1986.
  • Neiberg, Michael S. Fighting the Great War: A Global History. Boston: Harvard University Press, 2006.
  • *Neiberg, Michael S. Making Citizen-Soldiers: ROTC and the Ideology of American Military Service. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.

  • Neimeyer, Charles. America Goes to War: A Social History of the Continental Army. New York: New York University Press, 1997.
  • Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750- 1800. New York: Cornell University Press, 1996.
  • O’Balance, Edgar. No Victor, No Vanquished: The Arab Israeli War, 1973. San Francisco: Presidio Press, 1996.
  • Odom, William E. Collapse of the Soviet Military. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. Oren, Michael. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. San Francisco: Presidio Press, 2003.
  • *Overy, Richard. Why the Allies Won. New York: WW Norton & Company, 1997.

  • Pacific War Research Society. The Day Man Lost: Hiroshima, 6 August 1945. New York: Kodansha America, 1981.
  • *Paret, Peter ed., Makers of Modern Strategy. NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986. *Perrin, Noel. Giving Up the Gun: Japan's Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879. New York: David R. Godine, 1988.

  • *Parker, Geoffrey. The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

  • Piecuch, Jim. Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, and Slaves in the Revolutionary South, 1775-1782. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008.
  • Pike, Douglas. PAVN: People's Army of Vietnam. New York: De Capo Press, 1991.
  • Porch, Douglas. The March to the Marne: The French Army, 1871-1914. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
  • Prior, Robin and Trevor Wilson. Command on the Western Front: The Military Career of Sir William Rawlinson, 1914-1918. London: Pen and Sword, 2004.
  • *Race, Jeffrey. War Comes to Long An: A Revolutionary Conflict in a Vietnamese Province. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

  • Ramsey, William L. The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
  • Reese, Roger. Stalin’s Reluctant Soldiers: A Social History of the Red Army, 1925-1941. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1996.
  • Resch, John and Walter Sargent, eds. War & Society in the American Revolution: Mobilization and Home Fronts. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007.
  • Robertson, Linda. The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination. St. Paul: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
  • Rosswurm, Steven. Arms, Country, and Class: The Philadelphia Militia and "Lower Sort" During the American Revolution, 1775-1783. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987.
  • Rousso, Henri. The Vichy Syndrome: History and Memory in France since 1944. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.
  • Royster, Charles. The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.
  • *Royster, Charles. A Revolutionary People at War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979.

  • Sanborn, Joshua. Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925. Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.
  • Schrijvers, Peter. The Unknown Dead: Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005.
  • Shay, Jonathan. Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
  • Sheehan, Neil. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam. New York: Vintage, 1989.
  • Sheffield, Gary. Forgotten Victory: The First World War, Myths and Realities. London: Headline Press, 2001.
  • *Sheffield, Gary. Leadership in the Trenches: Officer-man Relations, Morale and Discipline in the British Army in the Era of the First World War. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

  • *Showalter, Dennis. Railroads and Rifles: Soldiers, Technology, and the Unification of Germany. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1975.

  • Shy, John W. A People Numerous and Armed: Reflections on the Military Struggle for American Independence. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990.
  • Silver, Peter. Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America. New York: Norton, 2008.
  • Simkins, Peter. Kitchener’s Army: The Raising of the New Armies, 1914-1916. New York: Manchester University Press, 1988.
  • *Smith, Leonard V. Between Mutiny and Obedience: The Case of the Fifth French Infantry Division during World War I. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

  • *Sorley , Lewis. A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam. New York: Harcourt, 2000. USM War & Society Reading List 11 Version 2.A (2010)

  • Steele, Ian K. Warpaths: Invasions of North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Stites, Richard and Aviel Roshwald, eds. European Culture in the Great War: The Arts, Entertainment, and Propaganda, 1914-1918. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • *Strachan, Hew. European Armies and the Conduct of War. Boston: Allen and Unwin, 1983.

  • Tamarov, Vladislov. Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam. San Francisco: Mercury House, 1992.
  • Taylor, A.J.P. The Origins of the Second World War. New York: Atheneum, 1962.
  • Terraine, John. Douglas Haig: The Educated Soldier. London: Hutchinson, 1963.
  • Thornton, John K. Warfare in Atlantic Africa. Oxford: Taylor and Francis, 2005.
  • *Travers, Tim. The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front, and the Emergence of Modern War, 1900-1918. London: Allen and Unwin, 1987.

  • Tuttle, William. Daddy's Gone to War: The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Sun Tzu. The Art of War. New York: Delacorte Press, 1983. *Ural, Susannah. The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
  • Verhey, Jeffrey. The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth, and Mobilization in Germany. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Vinovskis, Maris. Toward a Social History of the American Civil War: Exploratory Essays. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
  • Vuic, Kara Dixon. Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
  • Ward, Matthew C. Breaking the Backcountry: Seven Years’ War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754- 1765. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003.
  • *Weigley, Russell. The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1977.

  • Weiner, Amir. Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.
  • Westheider, James. Fighting on Two Fronts: African Americans and the Vietnam War. New York: New York University Press, 1999.
  • *Wiest, Andrew. Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN. New York: New York University Press, 2008.

  • *Willbanks, James. Abandoning Vietnam: How America Left and South Vietnam Lost its War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004.

  • *Winter, Dennis. Death’s Men: Soldiers of the Great War. New York: Penguin Books, 1979.

  • Winter, J.M. The Great War and the British People. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.
  • Xu, Guoqi. China and the Great War: China’s Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • *Zelner, Kyle F. A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War. New York: New York University Press, 2009.

  • Zhai, Qiang. China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2000.