This page is under constant buildup:
June 21: PTSD added under current issues, or under Mil-Hist: Vietnam
June 26: some Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror entries added

Military Reading Lists on the Internet
(not listed in any particular rank or order of precedence, or even by merit.)

National Defense University’s Portal Page: The Professional Military Reading Lists
Air War College Gateway to References and Book Lists
Pentagon Library Military Reading List, with titles to aid career advancement.
Command and Military Staff College Books for the Military Professional

Current Issues:

Art, R., & Waltz, K.  (2004).  The use of force: Military power and International politics.  6th edition.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.  ISBN0-7425-2557-0.

Military Reconstruction:
Dobbins, J., et al.  (2003).  America’s role in nation-building: From Germany to Iraq.  Santa Monica, CA: RAND.  ISBN0-8330-3460-X.

Erbes, C., Westermeyer, J., Engdahl, B., Johnsen, E.  (2007, April).  Post-traumatic stress disorder and service utilization in a sample of service members from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Military Medicine 172 (4), 359-362.  Available from the EBSCO database.

Kolkow, T., Spira, J., Morse, J., Grieger, T. (2007, May).  Post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in health care providers returning from deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Military Medicine 172 (5), 451-455.  Available from the EBSCO database. 

The Psychology of Force, War, Influence, and Terror; Intelligence Studies; Military Culture; and other  Military Theory: 

(This category is Cross-listed with Global Significance page.) 

The armed forces officer.  (1960).

von Clausewitz, C. (1984; 1974; ca. 1827).  On war: Indexed edition.  M. Howard & P. Paret (Trans., Ed.)  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.  ISBN 06910-18545.

Chenoweth, A. (2002).  Art of War: Eyewitness U.S. combat art from the revolution through the twentieth century.  Friedman/Fairfax.  ISBN 1-58663-311-2. 

Greene, R. (1998).  The forty-eight laws of power.  A Joost Elffers Book.  NY: Viking Press.  ISBN 0-670-88146-5.

Greene, R. (2001).  The art of seduction.  A Joost Elffers Book.  NY: Viking Press.  ISBN 0670-89192-4.

Greene, R. (2006).   The thirty-three strategies of war.  A Joost Elffers Book.  NY: Viking Books.  ISBN 0-670-03457-6.

Grossman, D. (1995).  On killing: The psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society.  Boston, MA: Back Bay Books/Little, Brown.

Machiavelli, N. (1991).  The Prince.  W. Merriot, (Trans.).  Everyman’s Library.  NY: Alfred A. Knopf.Musashi, M. (1643; 1974).  A Book of Five Rings: The classic guide to strategy. V. Harris, (Trans).  Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press.

Naythons, M. (1993).  The face of mercy: A photographic history of medicine at war. M. Naythons, Producer.  S. Nuland, Author.  S. Burns, Photographic Editor.  An Epicenter Communications Book.  New York: Random House.  ISBN 0-679-42744-9.

Plato.  (5th Century B.C.E.; 1974).  The republic.  G. Grube (Trans.).   Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company.  ISBN 0-915144-03-4.

Siu, R.G.H.  (1979).  The craft of power.  NY: John Wiley and Sons.  ISBN 0-471-04528-0. 

Thucydides.  ( 5th Century, B.C.E.; 1628; 1959).  The Peloponnesian War: The complete Hobbes translation.  T. Hobbes (Trans.).  With notes and new introduction by David Grene.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  ISBN 0-226-80106-3.

Tzu, Sun.  ( 2nd Century, B.C.E; 1994).  The Art of War.  R. Sawyer, (Trans.).   Westview Press or NY: Barnes & Noble Press.

Xenophon.  (431 B.C.E; 1964).  Anabasis: The march up country.   W. Rouse, (Trans.) Ann Arbor: University of Michigan/Ann Arbor Press.  ISBN 0-472-06095-3. 

The 9-11 Report.

Juergensmeyer, M. (2000,2003).  Terror in the mind of God: The global rise of religious violence.  Third Edition.  Berkeley: University of California Press.

Reich, W. (1990, 1998).  Origins of terrorism: Psychologies, ideologies, theologies, states of mind.  Washington, DC: The Woodrow Wilson Center.

Scheuer, M./Anonymous.  (2002).  Through our enemies’ eyes: Osama bin Laden, radical Islam, and the future of America.  Dulles, VA: Brassey’s.  ISBN 1-57488-553-7.

Military History:

U.S. War of Secession/Civil War/War between the States:

Shelby Foote.

Revised U.S. Army Regulations, 1861.  U.S. Department of War.

Steven Z. Starr.
Jennison’s Jayhawkers: A Civil War cavalry regiment and its commander. (1973).  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 
The union cavalry in the Civil War, Volume I: From Fort Sumter to Gettysburg. 1861-1863.  (1979).
The Union cavalry in the Civil War, Volume II: The war in the East, from Gettysburg to Appomattox, 1863-1865. (1981).
The Union cavalry in the Civil War, Volume III: The war in the West, 1861-1865.  (1985).  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Whitman, W. (1875; 1994).  Memoranda during the War: A classic portrait of the Civil War by a Hospital Volunteer who became one of America’s Greatest Poets.  Facsimile edition.  Applewood Books/Globe Pequot Press.

Bell Irvin Wiley. 
The life of Billy Yank: The common soldier of the Union.  (1952). 
The life of Johnny Reb: The common soldier of the Confederacy
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

World War II: General
Song and service book for ship and field.  (1942).   J. Bennett, [Ed.].  New York: A.S. Barnes and Company.

Bond, K.  (1943).  Military science and tactics: Elementary training, 6th Edition.  Washington, DC: P.S. Bond Publishing Co. 

Jones, J. (1975).  WWII.  New York: Grosset & Dunlap.

Kennett, L.  (1987).  GI: The American soldier in World War II.  Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press/Scribners/Simon and Schuster.

Marshall, G. (1945).  General Marshall’s report: The winning of the war in Europe and the Pacific.  Biennial report of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army 1943 to 1945, to the Secretary of War.  Published for the War Department in cooperation with the Council on Books in Wartime by Simon and Schuster.

Polmar, N., and Allen, T. (1996).  World War II: Encyclopedia of the War Years 1941-1945.  New York: Random House.

Stanton, S. (1991).  World War II order of battle.  New York: Galahad Books/Budget Book Service.

World War II: Pacific Theatre
Bergerud, E.  (1996).  Touched by fire: The land war in the South Pacific.  New York: Viking Press.  ISBN 0-670-86158-8.

Bradley, J., and Dice, J. (1984).  The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific.  The West Point Military History Series.  T. Griess, [Ed.].  Wayne, NJ: Avery Publishing.

Costello, J. (1981).  The Pacific War, 1941-1945: The first comprehensive one-volume account of the causes and conduct of World War II in the Pacific.   New York: Quill Books/William Morrow.  ISBN 0-688-01620-0.

Gause, D. (1999).  The war journal of Major Damon “Rocky” Gause: The newly discovered, firsthand account of one of the most extraordinary escapes of World War II.  D. L. Gause, [Ed.].  New York: Hyperion.  ISBN 0-7868-6510-5. 

Robinson, P. (1943).  The fight for New Guineau: The story of MacArthur’s first offensive.  New York: A Random House Wartime Book.    

The 96th in AustraliaSamuelson, H.  Love, war, and the 96th engineers (colored): The World War II New Guineau diaries of Captain Hyman Samuelson.  G. Hall, [Ed.].   Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.  ISBN 0-252-02179-7.

Villarin, M.  (1990).  We remember Bataan and Corregidor.  Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press.  Written by a Bataan Defender.

The Korean Conflict

The Vietnam War
Green, B., Grace, M., Lindy, J., Gleser, G., & Leonard, A.  (1990, June).  Risk factors for PTSD and other diagnoses in a general sample of Vietnam veterans.  The American Journal  of Psychiatry 147 (6). 729-733.  Available from EBSCO database. 

Reporting Vietnam, Part I: American Journalism 1959-1969.  New York: Library of America.

Reporting Vietnam, Part II: American Journalism, 1969-1975.  New York: Library of America.

1991 Gulf War
Swofford, A.  (2003).  Jarhead: A marine’s chronicle of the Gulf War and other battles.  New York: Scribners.

Bowden, M.  (1998).  Black Hawk down.  New York: Penguin Books.  ISBN 0-14-028850-3.   

Post September 11, 2001 Wars: Afghanistan and Iraq
(Military Recontruction and PTSD is listed under Current Issues at top)

Baker, J., & Hamilton, L. (2006).  The Iraq Study Group report: The way forward-a new approach.  Authorized edition.  New York: Vintage Books/Random House.  ISBN 0-307-38656-2.

Clarke, R. (2004).  Against all enemies: Inside America’s war on terror.  New York: Free Press/Simon & Schuster. 

Cordesman, A. ().

Mann, J. (2004).  Rise of the vulcans: The history of Bush’s War Cabinet.  New York: Penguin Books.  ISBN 0-14-303489-8.

Packer, G. (2005).  The Assassin’s gate: America in Iraq.  New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.  ISBN

Wood, T. (2006).  What was asked of us: An oral history of the Iraq war by the soldiers who fought it.  New York: Little, Brown.  ISBN 978-0-316-01670-4.

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