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Ph.D Exam in Security Studies: History Reading List
Updated spring 2009
1. C. von Clausewitz, On War
2. V. Lenin, “What is to be Done?,” “Imperialism”
3. N. Machiavelli, The Prince
4. ---. The Discourses
5. A. Mahan, The Influence of Seapower upon History
6. Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto
General Works:
7. G. Barraclough, An Introduction to Contemporary
8. G. Blainey, The Causes of War
9. R. Cameron, A Consise Economic History of the
G. Herring, From Colony to Superpower
11. M. Howard, War in European History
12. D. Kagan, On the Origins of War
13. P. Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers
14. Neustadt and May, Thinking in Time
Military History:
15. J. Black, War and the World: Military Power and
the Fate of Continents
16. V. Hanson, Carnage and Culture
17. J. House, Combined Arms Warfare in the
Twentieth Century
18. J. Keegan, A History of Warfare
19. J. Lynn, Battle
Making of the Twentieth-Century:
D. Fromkin, A Peace to End All Peace
E. Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes
22. R. Holden, Armies without Nations: Public
Violence and State Formation in Central America
T. Judt, Postwar
24. F. Katz, The Secret War in Mexico
25. M. MacMillan, Paris 1919
26. E. Manela, The Wilsonian Moment
R. Overy, Why the Allies Won
R. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism
29. P. Silva, The Soldier and the State in South
G. Weinberg, A World at Arms
The Cold War
31. M. Evangelista, Unarmed Forces
32. J. L. Gaddis, Strategies of Containment
33. ---. We Now Know.
34. W. LaFeber, America, Russia, and the Cold War
L. Luthi, The Sino-Soviet Split
36. W. Odom, The Collapse of the Soviet Military
37. M. Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace
38. Zelikow and Rice, Germany Unified and Europe
39. V. Zubok, A Failed Empire
The Superpowers and the Developing World
S. Cagaptay, Islam, Secularism and Nationalism
in Modern Turkey
41. M. Connelly, A Diplomatic Revolution
42. D. Finkelstein et al., Chinese Warfighting: The
PLA Experience
P. Gleijeses, Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan
Revolution and the United States.
44. W. LeoGrande. Our Own Backyard: The United
States in Central America, 1977-1992
45. F. Logevall, Choosing War
46. R. McMahon, The Cold War on the Periphery
47. A. Musallam, From Secularism to Jihad
48. J. Nagl, Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife
M. Oren, Six Days of War
50. M. Perez-Stable, The Cuban Revolution: Origins,
Course, and Legacy
51. The Soviet-Afghan War
52. B. Tibi, Arab Nationalism
53. O. Westad, The Global Cold War
S. Yaqub, Containing Arab Nationalism
The Chinese Military Tradition
D. Graff and R. Higham, A Military History of
A. Johnson, Cultural Realism: Strategic
Culture and Grand Strategy in Chinese History
57. J. Lewis and X. Litai, Imagined Enemies
A. Scobell, China’s Use of Military Force
M. Swaine and A. Tellis, Interpreting China’s
Grand Strategy
A. Whiting, The Chinese Calculus of Deterrence
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