• A. Russell Buchanan. The United States and World War II. New York: Harper and Row, 1964
  • Peter Calvocoressi, Guy Wint, and John Pritchard. Total War: Causes and Courses of The Second World War. Revised Second Edition. New York: Pantheon, 1989.
  • Basil Collier. The War in the Far East 1941-1945: A Military History. New York: Morrow, 1969.
  • John Costello. The Pacific War 1841-1945. New York: Quill,1981
  • Martin Gilbert. The Second World War: A Complete History. New York: Henry Holt, 1989
  • Martin Kitchen. A World In Flames: A Short History Of The Second World War In Europe and Asia, 1939-1945. New York: Longman,1990.
  • B. H. Liddell Hart. A History of The Second World War. New York: G. P. Putnam's, 1971.
  • Williamson Murray and Allen R. Millett. A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War Cambridge: Harvard/Belknap, 2000.
  • R.A.C. Parker. Struggle For Survival: The History of The Second World War. New York: Oxford, 1989.
  • William L. Shirer. The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960.
  • Ronald Spector. The Eagle Against The Sun: The American War With Japan. New York: Free Press, 1985.
  • James L. Stokesbury. A Short History of World War II. New York: Morrow, 1980.
  • Dan van der Vat. The Pacific Campaign: World War II, The U.S.-Japanese Naval War 1941-1945. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
  • Gerhard L. Weinberg. A World At War: A Global History of World War II. New York: Cambridge, 1994.

GENERAL STUDIES OF THE WAR'S ORIGINS:

  • P. M. H. Bell. The Origins Of The Second World War In Europe. New York: Longman, 1986.
  • Robert J. C. Butow. Tojo And the Coming of the War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1961.
  • Waldo Heinrichs. Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt & American Entry Into World War II. New York: Oxford, 1988.
  • Saburo Ienaga. The Pacific War: World War II and the Japanese, 1931-1945. New York: Pantheon, 1978.
  • Akira Iriye. The Origins Of The Second World War In Asia And The Pacific. New York: Longman, 1987
  • Richard Lamb. The Drift To War 1922-1939. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.
  • Laurence Lafore. The End Of Glory: An Interpretation of the Origins of World War II. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1970.
  • David J. Lu. From The Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor: A Study of Japan's Entry Into World War II. Washington, DC: Public Affairs Press, 1961.
  • Gordon Martel, ed. The Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered: The A.J.P. Taylor Debate after twenty-five Years. Boston: Allen and Unwin, 1986.
  • Mark Mazower. Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century. New York: Knopf, 1999.
  • Arnold A. Offner. The Origins of the Second World War: American Foreign Policy and World Politics, 1917-1941. New York: Praeger, 1975.
  • Richard Overy and Andrew Wheatcroft. The Road To War: The Origins of World War II. New York: Random House, 1989
  • Gene Smith. The Dark Summer: An Intimate History of the Events that Led to World War II. New York: Macmillan, 1987
  • A. J. P. Taylor. The Origins of The Second World War. New York: Atheneum, 1961.
  • Christopher Thorne. The Approach of War, 1938-1939. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1967.
  • Jonathan G. Utley. Going To War With Japan 1937-1941. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1985.
  • Donald Cameron Watt. How War Came: The Immediate Origins of the Second World War 1938-1939. New York: Pantheon, 1990.
  • Takehiko Yoshihashi. Conspiracy At Mukden: The Rise of the Japanese Military. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1963.

SPECIFIC STUDIES ON FOREIGN POLICY AND THE COMING OF THE WAR:

  • Sidney Aster. 1939: The Making of the Second World War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1973
  • George W. Baer. The Coming of the Italian-Ethiopian War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967.
  • Elmer Bendiner. A Time for Angels: The Tragicomic History of the League of Nations. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.
  • Jozef Beck.Final Report: Diplomatic Memoirs of Colonel Jozef Beck. Speller and Sons, 1957.
  • Anthony Best. Britain, Japan and Pearl Harbor: Avoiding war in East Asia, 1936-1941. New York: Routledge, 1995.
  • Dorothy Borg. The United States and the Far Eastern Crisis of 1933-1938: The Manchurian Incident through the Initial Stage of the Undeclared Sino-Japanese War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1964.
  • Gerald Brenan. The Spanish Labyrinth: An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War. New York: Cambridge, 1943, 1990.
  • R. J. C. Butow. The John Doe Associates: Backdoor Diplomacy for Peace, 1941. Stanford,1974.
  • Hector Bywater. Sea-Power in the Pacific: A Study of the American-Japanese Naval Problem. London: Constable and Co,1921.
  • Michael Jabara Carley. 1939: The Alliance That Never Was and The Coming of World War II. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1999.
  • John Charmley. Chamberlain and the Lost Peace. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989
  • . Churchill: The End of Glory. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994.
  • Angelo Del Boca. The Ethiopian War 1935-1941. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965
  • Herbert Von Dirksen. Moscow Tokyo London: Twenty Years of German Foreign Policy. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1952.
  • James Dugan and Laurence Lafore. Days of Emperor and Clown: The Italo-Ethiopian War 1935-1936. New York: Doubleday, 1973..
  • Keith Eubank. Munich. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963.
  • Herbert Feis. The Road To Pearl Harbor. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1950.
  • ___, The China Tangle: The American Effort in China from Pearl Harbor to the Marshall Mission. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1953.
  • Robert Ferrell. American Diplomacy In The Great Depression. New Haven, CT: Yale, 1957.
  • Ronald Fraser. Blood of Spain: An Oral History of the Spanish Civil War. New York: Pantheon, 1979.
  • Martin Gilbert and Richard Gott. The Appeasers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963.
  • Martin Gilbert. The Roots of Appeasement. New York: New American Library, 1965.
  • Akira Iriye. Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War 1941-1945. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981.
  • . After Imperialism: The Search for a New Order in the Far East 1921-1931. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1965.
  • Christoph M. Kimmich. The Free City: Danzig and German Foreign Policy, 1919-1934. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press,1968
  • Donald N. Lammers. Explaining Munich: The Search for Motive in British Policy. Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1966.
  • Arthur H. Landis. Death In The Olive Groves: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. New York: Paragon House, 1989.
  • David Clay Large. Between Two Fires: Europe's Path in the 1930s. New York: Norton, 1990.
  • Bradford Lee. Britain and the Sino-Japanese War 1937-1939. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1973.
  • Wolfgang Leonhard. Betrayal: The Hitler-Stalin Pact of 1939. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989.
  • Peter Lowe. Great Britain and The Origins of the Pacific War: A Study of British Policy in East Asia1937-1941. London: Oxford, 1977.
  • Keith Middlemas. The Strategy of Appeasement: The British Government and Germany 1937-1939. Chicago: Quadrangle, 1972.
  • Wolfgang Mommsen and Lothar Kettenacker, eds. The Fascist Challenge and the Policy of Appeasement. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1983.
  • Leonard Mosley. On Borrowed Time: How World War II Began. New York: Random House, 1969.
  • Williamson Murray. The Change in the European Balance of Power, 1938-1939. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.
  • Robert A. Rosenstone. Crusade of the Left: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War. New York: Pegasus, 1969.
  • Robert Paul Shay, Jr. British Rearmament in the Thirties. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.
  • Herbert R. Southworth. Guernica! Guernica!: A Study of Journalism, Diplomacy, Propaganda, and History. Los Angeles:University of California, 1977.
  • Henry L. Stimson. The Far Eastern Crisis: Recollections and Observations. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1936.
  • Telford Taylor. Munich: The Price of Peace. New York: Doubleday, 1979.
  • Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witt. Guernica: Th Crucible of World War II. New York: Stein and Day, 1975.
  • Hugh Thomas. The Spanish Civil War. Revised and Enlarged Ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1961, 1977.
  • Christopher Thorne. The Limits of Foreign Policy: The West, the League and the Far Eastern Crisis of 1931-1933. New York: Putnam, 1972.
  • . Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain, and the war against Japan, 1941-1945. New York: Oxford, 1978.
  • Ernst Topitsch. Stalin's War: A Radical New Theory of The Origins of The Second World War. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.
  • Henry Ashby Turner, ed. Reappraisals Of Fascism. New York: New Viewpoints, 1975.
  • Gerard L. Weinberg. The Foreign Policy of Hitler's Germany: Diplomatic Revolution in Europe,1933-1936. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.
  • . The Foreign Policy of Hitler's Germany: Starting World War II, 1937-1939. Chicago University of Chicago Press, 1980.
  • Eugen Weber. The Hollow Years: France in the 1930s. New York: Norton, 1994.
  • Arnold Wolfers. Britain and France between Two Wars. New York: Norton, 1966

ETHIOPIA AND THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR:

  • George W. Baer. The Coming of The Italian-Ethiopian War. 1967
  • Burnett Bolloten. The Spanish Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution. 1991.
  • Gerald Brenan. The Spanish Labyrinth: An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War. 1943.
  • Peter N. Carroll. The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War. 1994.
  • Angelo Del Boca. The Ethiopian War 1935-1941. 1965.
  • James Dugan and Laurence Lafore. Days of Emperor And Clown: The Italo-Ethiopian War 1935-1936. 1973.
  • Ronald Fraser. Blood of Spain: An Oral History of The Spanish Civil War. 1979
  • Gerald Howson. Arms for Spain: The Untold Story of the Spanish Civil War. 1998.
  • Stanley G. Payne. Fascism in Spain, 1923-1977. 1999
  • Paul Preston. The Coming of the Spanish Civil War: Reform, Reaction, and Revolution during The Second Republic. New York: Routledge, 1978
  • Ronald Radosh, Mary R. Habeck and Grigory Sevostianov, ed. Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War. Yale, 2001..
  • Robert A. Rosenstone. Crusade of The Left: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War. 1969.
  • Herbert R. Southworth. Guernica! Guernica!: A Study of Journalism, Diplomacy, Propaganda, and History. 1977.
  • Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts. Guernica: The Crucible of World War II. 1975.
  • Hugh Thomas. The Spanish Civil War. Revised and Enlarged Ed. 1961, 1967, 1977.
  • Peter Wyden. The Passionate War: The Narrative History of the Spanish Civil War. 1983.