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Jun 2, 2013 8:46 pm


Readings in Revisionist History



I've been asked to post my list of readings in revisionist history separately so the link can be distributed. I haven't read all these books, but those I haven't gotten to yet come highly recommended by people I respect. I will add to the list from time to time.

    • We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now, edited by Murray Polner and Thomas E. Woods Jr.
    • The Failure of America's Foreign Wars, edited by Richard M. Ebeling and Jacob G. Hornberger
    • America's Second Crusade, by William Henry Chamberlin
    • Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal, by Ralph Raico
    • Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism, by Jeff Riggenbach
    • War Is a Lie, by David Swanson
    • War Is a Racket, by Smedley D. Butler
    • WartimeUnderstanding and Behavior in the Second World War, by Paul Fussell
    • Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War, by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
    • The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, by William Appleman Williams
    • The Civilian and the Military: A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition, by Arthur Ekirch
    • The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic, 1890-1920, by Walter Karp
    • The Costs of War, edited by John Denson
    • Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer
    • All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, by Stephen Kinzer
    • Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, by Chalmers Johnson
    • The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, by Chalmers Johnson
    • War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges
    • A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, by David Fromkin
    • The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East, by David Hirst
    • Faith Misplaced: The Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations, 1820-2001, by Ussama Makdisi
    • The Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination, by Jeremy R. Hammond
    • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe
    • The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, by Miko Peled
    • Wilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II, by Jim Powell
    • American Empire: Before the Fall, by Bruce Fein
    • Endless Enemies: The Making of an Unfriendly World, by Jonathan Kwitny
    • The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs, by David C. Unger
    • Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, by Nicholson Baker
    • Secrets, by Daniel Ellsberg
    • The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives, by Nick Turse
    • War, Peace, and the State, by Murray Rothbard
    • “‘Ancient History’: U.S. Conduct in the Middle East Since World War II and the Folly of Intervention,” by Sheldon Richman 



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