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    The following books are available for loan to my current Law of War students only. My personal library includes: Prisoner of War Biographies, Materials Regarding War Crimes and War Crimes Trials, the American Civil War, World War One, World War Two, The Vietnam War, Aerial Warfare, Naval Warfare, Guerilla Warfare and Intelligence, Terrorism, Other U.S. Wars, Military Biographies, General Military TheoryLaw of Armed Conflict, U.S. Military Manuals and other Miscellaneous Military Subjects, as well as General International Law Materials.

       While no list can be comprehensive,  the following reading list and site bibliography may assist the reader with more information about the following topics:

General texts and treatises on the law of war include:

Whiteman, Digest of International Law, Vol.s 10 and 11

F.M 27-10 The Law Of Land Warfare (1956)

The British Manual Of Military Law, Part III, The Law Of War On Land (1958)

The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, UK, Ministry of Defense (Oxford University, 2004)

De, Mulinen, Handbook On The Law Of War For Armed Forces, ICRC

Stone, Legal Controls Of International Conflicts (1959)

Stone, Aggression And World Order (1976)

   In addition, a number of treaty collections may be of use to the interested reader:

DA PAM 27-1, Treaties Governing Land Warfare

Roberts & Guelff, Documents On The Laws Of War, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1982

Schindler & Toman, The Laws Of Armed Conflicts, Nijhoff, Dordrecht, 1988

   A further listing of specialized law texts, law review articles, political/military biographies,  and general military subjects may be found within this site.


Interactive Law of War Casebook Bibliography

 Site Bibliography Last Updated 27 July, 2007

Gustavus Adolphus. Proclamation during the Thirty Years War. 1616-1648.

Amnesty International-USA Press Release, 16 December 1998.

Article I of Control Council Law No. 10, December 20, 1045, Allied Control Council For Germany .

Hannah Arendt, Eichman In Jerusalem : A Report On The Banality Of Evil (1963)

Ronald Bailey, The Air War In Europe, Time-Life, Alexandria (1981).

Barfield, Antipersonnel Land Mines Law and Policy, 1998-DEC Army Law 22.

Edward Behr, Hirohito Behind The Myth, Villard Books (New York, 1989).

Jane Boulden, Prometheus Unborn: The History of The Military Staff Committee, 19 Aurora Papers, Canadian Centre For Global Security (1993),

James Bradley, Flyboys, Little Brown ( New York , 2003)

G. Brand, The War Crimes Trials And The Laws Of War, 26 British Yearbook of International law 414 (1949).

Burdick H. Brittin, International Law For Seagoing Officers (4th Ed), Naval Institute Press (1981)

Ian Brownlie, Principles Of Public International Law (4th Ed. 1990).

Stephan Budiansky, Battle Of Wits (Free Press, 2000)

Philippe Burrin, France Under the Germans : Collaboration and Compromise,  The New Press, 1997

Joni S. Charme, The Interim Obligation Of Article 18, George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics (1992)

Ann B. Ching, Evolution of the Command Responsibility Doctrine in Light of the Celebici Decision of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation 167 (1999).

Paul Christopher, The Ethics of War and Peace (Prentice Hall, 2nd Ed. 1999).

Winston S. Churchill, My Early Life (1930).

Columbia Journalism Review, May/June 1991.

John Cornwell, Hitler's Scientists 272, Viking ( New York , 2003).

Karl Doenitz, Memoirs, Ten Years And Twenty Days, DaCapo Press ( Annapolis , 1997)

Deuteronomy Chapter XX. 

James Harold Doolittle, I Could Never Be So Lucky Again (New York, 1991).

Edward Doyle & Stephan Weiss, The Vietnam Experience: A Collision of Cultures, Boston Publishing Company (1984).

Alexander Dubcek, Hope Dies Last. The Autobiography of Alexander Dubcek (Kodansha International, 1993).

James C. Duncan, The Commander's Role in Drafting Rules of Engagement, Naval War College Review, Summer 1999, Vol. LII, No. 3

Kelly Anne Falconer, When Honor Will Not Suffice: The Need For A Legally Binding International Agreement Regarding Ownership Of Nazi-Looted Art, 21 U. Pa. J. Int'l Econ. L. 383 (2000).

Louis Fisher, Military Tribunals and Presidential Power (University Press of Kansas , 2005).

E. Fraenkel, Military Occupation and the Rule of Law (1944).

Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Josiah Quincy, September, 1773.

C. J. Friedrich, ed., American Experiences in Military Government in World War II (1948).

Paul Fussell, Doing Battle : The Making of a Skeptic, Little Brown, ( Boston , 1996).

Terrie M. Gent, The Role of Judge Advocates in a Joint Air Operations Center , Airpower Journal (1999).

Adrian Gilbert, POW, Allied Prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945, John Murray, London (2006).

 Daniel J. Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners, Vintage Books, New York (1997) .

D. A. Graber, Development of the Law of Military Occupation, 18631914 (1948, repr. 1969).

Morris Greenspan, The Modern Law Of Land Warfare (1959).

Hugo Grotius, De Jure Belli ac Pactis.

Richard P. Hallion, Air Powers Studies Centre Paper No. 53, RAAF Base Fairbairn (1995).

Victor Hanson, Carnage and Culture (Anchor ( New York , 2001). 

Chris Hedges, War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, Anchor, New York (2002).

Jean Helion, They Shall Not Have Me, E.P. Dutton (New York, 1943)

Michael Howard, Georg S. Andreopolous & Mark Shulman, The Laws Of War, Yale Univ. Press (1997).

Hudson, The Permanent Court Of International Justice, 1920-1942, cited in I Whiteman, Digest Of International Law at 92(1963).

Human Rights Watch, Civilian Deaths In The NATO Air Campaign, Vol.12 No.1 (D).

ICRC publication International Humanitarian Law: Answers to Your Questions

Neville Jones, The Origins Of Strategic Bombing, William Kimber ( London , 1973).

Rudolf Joo, The Democratic Control Of The Armed Forces, Institute For Security Studies (1996).

Paul W. Kahn, Nuclear Weapons and the Rule of Law, 31 N.Y.U.J. Int'l L. & Pol. 349 (1999)

Scott Keefer, International Control Of Biological Weapons, 6 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L. 107 (1999).

John Keegan, Intelligence In War, Vantage, New York (2002).

Lee B. Kennett, Sherman: A Soldier's Life, Perennial ( New York , 2001).

Henry Kissinger, White House Years (Little Brown, 1979)

Charles Knight, First Strike Guidelines: The Case of Iraq , Project on Defense Alternatives Briefing Paper #25, 10 March, 2003.

Raymond S. Kraft, Letter From Hanoi , The New Yorker, 12 August, 1972.

Arnold Krammer, Nazi Prisoners Of War In America , (Scarborough House, 1996)

Curtis E. LeMay, Mission With LeMay , Doubleday (New York, 1965).

Bernard Lewis, The Middle East , Simon & Schuster, (New York, 1995).

Jules Lobel, Little Wars And The Constitution, 50 University Of Miami L. Rev. 61 at 66 (1995).

Hersch Lauterpacht, British Manual of Military Law, Part III.

Hersch Lauterpacht, The Development of International Law by the International Court 26 (1958).

Hersch Lauterpacht, Oppenheim's International Law, Vol. II 152 (7th Ed. 1952).

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1513).

Myres McDougal and Florentine Feliciano, International Coercion And World Public Order; The General Principles Of The Law Of War, 67 Yale L.J. 771 (1958).

Measures Which May Be Taken To Enforce The Terms Of Surrender Or In The Event Of No Surrender To Compel The Enemy To Comply With The Laws Of War.

Wilbur H. Morrison, Fortress Without A Roof, St Martin 's Press, (New York, 1982).

Frederic De Mulinen, Handbook On The Law Of War For Armed Forces (ICRC, Geneva, 1987).

The NATO Handbook (1992).

Robin Neillands, The Bomber War (Barnes & Noble Books, New York , 2001).

Linda Carr O'Connor, International And Foreign Legal Research: Tips, Tricks And Sources, 28 Cornell Int'l L. J. 417 (1995).

Richard Overy, Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, Penguin Press ( London , 2001).

W. Hays Parks , Joint Combat Shotgun Program, Army Lawyer 16 (October, 1997).

W. Hays Parks , Trauvaux Preparatoires And Legal Analysis of Blinding Laser Weapons Protocol, 1997-JUN ARMLAW 13.

Overholt (Parks), The Use Of Lasers As Antipersonnel Weapons, 1988-NOV ARMLAW 3

W. Hays Parks , Air War And The Law Of War, 32 Air Force Law Review 1 (1990).

W. Hays Parks, Rolling Thunder and the Law of War, Air and Space Power Chronicles.

Clive Parry, The Sources Of Evidence In International Law (Manchester Univ. Press, 1965).

Ann Peters, Blinding Laser Weapons: New Limits On The Technology Of Warfare, 18 Loyola L.A. Int'l & Comp. L.J. 733 (1996).

Politis, The Regulation Of An Invisible Enemy: The International Community's Response To Land Mine Proliferation, 22 Boston College International and Comparative Law Quarterly 465 (1999).

Pollock, Sources of International Law, 18 L. Q. Rev. 1418 (1902) cited in Whiteman, 1 Digest of International Law 70 (1963).

George S. Prugh, Vietnam Studies, Law At War: Vietnam 1964-73 (Department of the Army, 1975).

Richard Rhodes, Masters of Death, Knopf , New York (2002).

A. Frank Reel, The Case of General Yamashita, Octagon Books (New York, 1971).

Stephan W. Roskill, The War at Sea (1954) cited in Whiteman.

Remarks by Alfred P. Rubin, panel on "Should the laws of war apply to terrorists?" The American Society of International Law, 1985.

Barry R. Schneider, "Radical Responses to Radical Regimes:  evaluating preemptive counter-proliferation", Washington, DC: National Defense University, Institute for National Strategic Studies, McNair Paper #41, May 1995.

David J. Scheffer, Address to U.S. Army First Corps , U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues, May 4, 2000.

Georg Schwartzenberger, A Manual Of International Law (6th Ed. 1976).

H. Norman Schwarzkopf, It Doesn't Take A Hero (Bantam, 1992).

Sarah B. Sewell and Carl Kaysen, Ed.s, The United States and The International Criminal Court, Nash, The Deployment of U.S. Armed Forces, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD, 2000).

Michael L. Smidt, Yamashita, Medina and Beyond, Command Responsibility in Contemporary Military Operations, 164 Military Law Review 155 (June, 2000).

Stefaan Smis & Kim Van Der Borght, The Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, 27 Ga. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 345 (1998).

James Molony Spaight, Air Power and War Rights (3rd Ed. 1947). 

Albert Speer, Inside The Third Reich, ( Avon , 1970)

W. A. Stafford, How to Keep Military Personnel from Going to Jail for Doing the Right Thing: Jurisdiction, ROE & the Rules of Deadly Force, The Army Lawyer, November, 2000.

Laurence Stallings, The Doughboys, Harper & Row (1963).

Ron Suskind, The One Per Cent Doctrine, Simon & Schuster ( New York , 2006).

John F. Sweets, Choices in Vichy France, Oxford University Press, 1986

Lawrence Taylor , A Trial of Generals, Icarus Press (1981).

Telford Taylor , An Outline of the Research and Publication Possibilities of the War Crimes Trials, 9 LA. L. Rev. 496, 501 (1948-49).

Frank Thiess, Tsushima, describing the battle of Tsushima in 1906 in Men At War, Hemmingway, Ed. (Crown, 1942).

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America .

Grigory I. Tunkin, Co-existence And International Law, 95 Hague Recueil des Cours (1958).

Michelle I. Turner, The Innocent Buyer Of Art Looted During World War II, 32 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 1511 (1999).

Secretary General's Report on the Work of the United Nations, U.N. Doc. A/46/1 (Sept. 1991).

Report by the Military Staff Committee, Yearbook of the United Nations, 1946-47.

U.N., An Agenda For Peace, Report of the Secretary General, 17 June, 1992.

U.S. Air Force Policy Directive on Compliance with the Law of Armed Conflict

U.S. Air Force AF Pamphlet 14-210


U.S. Department of the Air Force, Strategic Attack (Air Force Doctrine Document 2-1.2, May 20, 1998

Air Force Doctrine Document 2-4.5 Legal Support

United States Army FM 27-10, The Law of Land Warfare.

United States Army , FM 22-5 Drill and Ceremonies, Headquarters, Department of the Army (December, 1988).

United States Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel, International Legal Issues In Information Operations Report By DoD  (May, 1999).

United States Department of State, September 28, 1937. 1 Foreign Relations of the United States : Japan, 1931-1941 (GPO, 1943).

U.S. Marine Corps Law Of War Course Deskbook.

United States Navy, Commander's Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations NWP 1-14M Part 2 Law of Naval Warfare.

The Judge Advocate General's School , United States Army, International & Operational Law Department, Operational Law Handbook (1st Rev. ed., 1997).

Detlev F. Vagts, Switzerland , International Law And World War II, 91 American Journal of International Law No.3 (1997).

Emmerich de Vattel, The Law Of Nations (1758).

Evan J Wallach, Drop By Drop: Forgetting The History Of Water Torture In U.S. Courts, 45 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 468 (2007).

Evan J. Wallach, Afghanistan , Querin and Uchiyama: Does the Sauce Still Suit the Gander ?, Army Lawyer 18 (November, 2003).

Evan J Wallach, The Procedural And Evidentiary Rules Of The Post-World War II War Crimes Trials: Did They Provide An Outline For International Legal Procedure?, 37 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 851 (1999).

Evan J. Wallach, Extradition To The Rwandan War Crimes Tribunal: Is Another Treaty Required? 3 U.C.L.A. Journal Of International Law And Foreign Affairs 59 (1998).

Evan J. Wallach, The Use Of Crude Oil By An Occupying Belligerent State As A Munition De Guerre, 41 International And Comparative Law Quarterly 287 (1992).

Geoffrey Wawro, Warfare And Society In Europe 1792-1914, Routledge ( London , 2000).

H.G. Wells, The Idea Of A League of Nations , Atlantic Monthly, January, 1919. 

Richard Wheeler, Bomber Over Japan (Time-life Books, 1982).

Richard Wheeler, Voices of the Civil War, Crowell (1976).

Chris Whiting, Britain Under Fire, Pen&Sword Books, Barnsley (1999)

Flint Whitlock, Given Up For Dead, American GI's in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga, Westview Press, Cambridge (2005).

Wolf, Humanitarian Intervention, IX Mich.Y.B. Int'l Leg. Stud. 333 (1998).

Evan Wright, Generation Kill, Putnam , New York (2004).

Zimmerman, First Great Triumph, Farrar Straus ( New York , 2002).


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