Books for Understanding Bibliographies
to new special subject lists
Titles to Note:
The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib; edited by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel; Cambridge University Press.
Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry; by P.W.
Singer; Cornell University Press.
An extensive bibliography on the country and its regional and international
relationships, including an extensive section of books that study the 2003 invasion and its aftermath.
United States Foreign Policy
A book list containing historical overviews of U.S. foreign policy, analyses
of debates over the future direction of U.S. foreign policy, studies of
the presidential role in setting foreign policy, and studies of U.S. intelligence
War and World History
and Peace, International Law, and
Two comprehensive book lists on war and peace around the world.
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical
Studies of arms control regimes, nuclear proliferation, and analyses of
possible military applications of these weapons can be found here.
The Middle East Region
The possible impact of the war on Iraq's neighbors is an important area
for consideration. Histories of the surrounding countries and their regional
and international relationships, as well as cultural, sociological, and
political studies are included in these book lists.
Other Regions of Concern
U.S. military action is now focused in Iraq, but a number of other countries
or regions are home to continuing diplomatic stand-offs, military involvement,
or simmering conflict. These concerns have not gone away with the onset
of the war in Iraq. Book lists are available on:
Israel and Palestine
Freedom of Speech
Protests, rallies, and marches marked the nation's progress towards this
war and continue, both around the world and in American towns and cities.
This bibliography offers resources on the important role the freedom of
speech, including freedom to dissent, has played in the United States.
The war in Iraq has increased concern about possible terrorist actions
against the United Sattes and allied countries. This is a bibliography
on the history of terrorism, including studies of some of the current
terrorist networks and security efforts.
Special Subject Lists
to other Books for Understanding resources
The Media in Wartime/War Reporting
The United Nations