Select Bibliography on Splendid Little Wars

  • Abrahamson, James L. America Arms for a New Century: The Making of a Great Military Power. Free Press, 1981.
  • Atkinson, Rick. Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War. Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
  • Aussaresses, Paul. The Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Algeria, 1955-1957. Enigma Books, 2002.
  • Bain, David Howard. Sitting in Darkness: Americans in the Philippines. Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
  • Boot, Max. Savage Wars for Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power. Basic Books, 2002
  • Borovik, Artyom. The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990.
  • Bowden, Mark. Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War. Penguin, 1999.
  • Braisted, William Reynolds. The United States Navy in the Pacific, 1897-1909. University of Texas Press, 1958, 1977.
  • ____. The United States Navy in the Pacific, 1909-1922. University of Texas Press, 1977.
  • Brands, H. W. Bound to Empire: The United States and the Philippines. Oxford, 1992.
  • Carroll, Ward. Punk's War. Naval Institute Press, 2001.
  • Coffman, Edward, The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898. Oxford Univeristy Press, 1986.
  • Cole, Bernard D. Gunboats and Marines: The United States Navy in China, 1925-1928. University of Delaware Press, 1983.
  • Coletta, Paolo E. Admiral Bradley A. Fiske and the American Navy. University Press of Kansas, 1979.
  • Collins, Joseph J. The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan: A Study in the Use of Force in Soviet Foreign Policy. Lexington Books, 1986.
  • Corum, James S. and Wray R. Johnson. Airpower in Small Wars: Fighting Insurgents and Terrorists. University Press of Kansas, 2003.
  • Cosmas, Graham A. An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War. University of Missouri Press, 1971.
  • Dulles, Foster Rhea. Prelude to World Power: American Diplomatic History, 1860-1900. Macmillan, 1965.
  • Edgerton, Robert B. Like Lions They Fought: The Zulu War and the Last Black Empire in South Africa. Ballantine Books, 1988.
  • Eisenhower, John S. D. Intervention: The United States and the Mexican Revolution, 1913-1917. W. W. Norton, 1993.
  • Farwell, Bryon. The Great Anglo-Boer War. W. W. Norton, 1976.
  • ____. Queen Victoria's Little Wars. W. W. Norton, 1972.
  • ____. Mr. Kipling's Army: All The Queen's Men. W. W. Norton, 1981.
  • ____. Armies of the Raj: From the Great Indian Mutiny to Independence, 1858-1947. W. W. Norton, 1989.
  • ____. Eminent Victorian Soldiers: Seekers of Glory. W. W. Norton, 1985.
  • Ferguson, Niall. Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power. Basic Books, 2002.
  • Fleming, Peter. The Siege of Peking. Oxford Univeristy Press, 1959.
  • Fraser, George MacDonald. Flashman. Plume, 1969.
  • ____. Royal Flash. Plume, 1970.
  • ____. Flash for Freedom. Plume, 1971
  • ____. Flashman in the Great Game. Plume, 1975.
  • ____. Flashman's Lady. Plume, 1977.
  • ____. Royal Flash. Plume, 1985.
  • ____. Flashman at the Charge. Plume, 1986.
  • ____. Flashman and the Dragon. Plume, 1987.
  • ____. Flashman and the Mountain of Light. Plume, 1990.
  • ____. Flashman and the Angel of the Lord. Plume, 1996.
  • ____. Flashman and the Tiger. Plume, 2000.
  • Freidel, Frank. The Splendid Little War: The Dramatic Story of the Spanish-American War. Burford Books, 1958.
  • Funston, Frederick. Memories of Two Wars. Scribner's, 1911.
  • Gall, Carlotta and Thomas de Waal. Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus. NYU, 1998.
  • Gates, John M. Schoolbooks and Krags: The United States Army in the Philippines, 1898-1902. Greenwood Press, 1973.
  • Gatewood, Willard B. Jr. Smoked Yankees and the Struggle for Empire: Letters from Negro Soldiers 1898-1902. University of Illinois Press, 1971.
  • Geraghty, Tony. The Irish War: The Hidden Conflict between the IRA and British Intelligence. Johns Hopkins, 2000.
  • Goldfrank, David M. The Origins of the Crimean War. Longman's, 1994.
  • Hagan, Kenneth J., ed. In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1978. Greenwood Press, 1978.
  • Hammond, Thomas T. Red Flag Over Afghanistan: The Communist Coup, the Soviet Invasion, and the Consequences. Westview, 1984.
  • Harclerode, Peter. Fighting Dirty: The Inside History of Covert Operations from Ho Chi Minh to Osama bin Laden. Cassell, 2001.
  • Hastings, Max and Simon Jenkins. The Battle for the Falklands. Norton, 1983.
  • Herrick, Walter R. Jr. The American Naval Revolution. Louisiana State University Press, 1966.
  • Hibbert, Christopher. The Great Mutiny: India, 1857. Viking, 1978.
  • Horne, Alistair. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962. Viking, 1977.
  • Howarth, Stephen. To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1991. Random House, 1991.
  • James, Lawrence. Warrior Race: A History of the British at War. St. Martin's, 2003.
  • Jeal, Tim. Baden-Powell. Yale, 1989.
  • LaFeber, Walter. The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion 1860-1898. Cornell University Press, 1963.
  • Langley, Lester D. The Banana Wars: United States Intervention in the Caribbean 1898-1934. University of Kentucky Press, 1983.
  • Leonard, Elmore. Cuba Libre. Delacorte Press, 1998.
  • Lieven, Anatol. Chechnya: The Tombstone of Russian Power. Yale, 1998.
  • Linderman, Gerald F. The Mirror of War: American Society and the Spanish-American War. University of Michigan Press, 1974.
  • Linn, Brian McAllister. The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902. University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
  • ____. The Philippine American War 1899-1902. University Press of Kansas, 1999.
  • Lipsky, David. Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point. Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
  • Lubow, Arthur. The Reporter Who Would Be King: A Biography of Richard Harding Davis. Scribner's, 1992.
  • Macrory, Patrick. Retreat from Kabul: The Incredible Story of How a Savage Afghan Force Massacred the World's Most Powerful Army. Lyons Press, 2002.
  • McKenna, Richard. The Sand Pebbles. Harper and Row, 1962.
  • Marshall, Andrew. The Trouser People: A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire. Counterpoint, 2002.
  • Marshall, S. L. A. The Crimson Prairie: The Indian Wars. De Capo, 1984.
  • Mason, A. E. W. The Four Feathers. Penguin, 1902.
  • May, Ernest R. Imperial Democracy: The Emergence of America as a Great Power. Harcourt, Brace, and World, 1961.
  • May, Glenn Anthony. Battle for Batangas: A Philippine Province at War. Yale, 1991.
  • Miller, Stuart Creighton. "Benevolent Assimilation": The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903. Yale University Press, 1982.
  • Millett, Allan R. Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps. Free Press, 1980.
  • Millett, Allan R. and Peter Maslowski. For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States of America. Free Press, 1984.
  • Millis, Walter. The Martial Spirit: A Study of Our War with Spain. Viking, 1965.
  • Moore, Robin. The Hunt for Bin Laden: Task Force Dagger. Random House, 2003.
  • Morris, Donald R. The Washing of the Spears: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation. Simon and Schuster, 1965.
  • Musicant, Ivan. The Banana Wars: A History of United States Military Intervention in Latin America from the Spanish-American War to the Invasion of Panama. Macmillan, 1990.
  • ____. Empire by Default: The Spanish-American War and the Dawn of the American Century. Henry Holt, 1998.
  • O'Ballance, Edgar. Afghan Wars, 1839-1992: What Great Britain Gave Up and the Soviet Union Lost. Brassey's, 1993.
  • Offner, John L. An Unwanted War: The Diplomacy of the United States and Spain over Cuba, 1895-1898. University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
  • Osgood, Robert Endicott. Limited War: The Challenge to American Strategy. University of Chicago Press, 1957.
  • O'Toole, G. J. A. The Spanish War: An American Epic 1898. W. W. Norton, 1984.
  • Pakenham, Thomas. The Boer War. Avon Books, 1979.
  • Pearlman, Michael. To Make Democracy Safe for America: Patricians and Preparedness in the Progressive Era. University of Illinois Press, 1984.
  • Pollack, Kenneth. The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq. Random House, 2002.
  • Porch, Douglas. The Wars for Empire. Cassell, 2000.
  • Power, Samatha. "A Problem from Hell": America in the Age of Genocide. Basic Books, 2002.
  • Pratt, Fletcher. Preble's Boys: Commodore Preble and the Birth of American Sea Power. Sloane, 1950.
  • Pratt, Julius W,. The Expansionists of 1898. Quadrangle, 1936.
  • Quirk, Robert E. An Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Vera Cruz. Norton, 1962.
  • Reckner, James R. Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet. Naval Institute Press, 1988.
  • Reynolds, Clark G. Command of the Sea: The History of Strategy and Maritime Empires. Krieger, 1974.
  • Rich, Norman. Why the Crimean War?: A Cautionary Tale. McGraw-Hill, 1991.
  • Russian General Staff. The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost. University Press of Kansas, 2002.
  • Samuels, Peggy and Harold. Remembering the Maine. Smithsonian, 1995.
  • Sarin, Oleg and Lev Dvoretsky. The Afghan Syndrome: The Soviet Union's Vietnam. Presidio, 1993.
  • Scales, Robert H. Jr. Certain Victory: The U.S. Army in the Gulf War. Brassey's, 1997.
  • Schmidt, Hans. Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History. University of Kentucky Press, 1987.
  • Seymour, Gerald. In Honor Bound. Norton, 1984.
  • Sprout, Harold and Margaret. The Rise of American Naval Power, 1776-1918. Princeton, 1966
  • Tamarov, Vladislav. Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam. Mercury House, 1992.
  • Tanner, Stephen. Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban. De Capo Press, 2002.
  • Tolley, Kemp. Yangtze Patrol: The U.S. Navy in China. Naval Institute Press, 1971.
  • Thompson, James C. Jr. The Sentimental Imperialists: The American Experience in East Asia. Harper and Row, 1981.
  • Trask, David. The War with Spain. Macmillan, 1981.
  • Traxel, David. 1898: The Birth of the American Century. Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
  • Utley, Robert M. Frontier Regulars: The United States Army adn the Indian, 1866-1890. Macmillan, 1973.
  • Ward, Andrew. Our Bones are Schattered: The Cawnpore Massacres and the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Henry Holt, 1996.
  • Warner, Philip. Kitchener: The Man Behind the Legend. Atheneum, 1985.
  • Weigley, Russell F. History of the United States Army. Univeristy of Indiana Press, 1967.
  • ____. The American Way of War: A History of United States Military and Strategic Policy. University of Indiana Press, 1973.
  • Welch, Richard E. Jr. Response to Empire: The United States and the Philippine-American War, 1899-1902. University of North Carolina Press, 1979.
  • West, Owen. Sharkman Six. Pocket Books, 2001.
  • Williams, T. Harry. The History of American Wars: From Colonial Times to World War I. Alfred A. Kopf, 1981.
  • Woodward, Bob. Bush at War. Simon and Schuster, 2002.
  • Young, Kenneth Ray. The General's General: The Life and Times of Arthur MacArthur. Westview Press, 1994.
  • Ziegler, Philip. Soldiers: Fighting Men's Lives, 1901-2001. Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.