Military


Selected Bibliography

The bibliography listed here is only a small sampling of the vast secondary literature produced in recent years by historians, historic preservationists, political scientists, and specialists in international and cultural relations. The collection includes technical bulletins necessary to the analysis of the Cold War material culture and documents that explain the laws pertaining to Federal records. The Cold War Task Area has been charged to account for both the literary legacy and physical remains of DoD as related to the Cold War. The secondary literature reflects the range of subjects, events, themes, and places that create the Cold War context for DoD textual and non-textual materials, sites, structures, landscapes, and artifacts. This selected bibliography should serve as a descriptive base for a more comprehensive bibliography to be produced in the next stage of the Cold War Task Area.

Few of the official books and articles produced by the Federal historians who work for the various DoD history offices are included here. One project that many scholars hope to see emerge from the Cold War Task Area, and the broader Legacy Resource Management Program, is a comprehensive, DoD-wide survey of published and unpublished studies from the Cold War era. That work should, if possible, be done by DoD historians themselves and will be included in later Cold War History Project bibliographic reports.

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Balancing Historic Preservation Needs with the Operation of Highly Technical or Scientific Facilities. Washington, DC: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, February 1991.

Allison, Graham, and Gregory F. Treverton, eds. Rethinking America's Security: Beyond the Cold War to the New World Order. New York: Norton, 1992.

Alperovitz, Gar. Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam. Rev. ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1985.

Ambrose, Stephen E. Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy, 1938-1976. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.

Aronson, James. The Press and the Cold War. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1970.

Axelsson, Arne. Restrained Response: American Novels of the Cold War Era, 1945-1962. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Bacevich, A.J. The Pentomic Era: The U.S. Army Between Korea and Vietnam. Washington, National Defense University Press, 1986.

Baritz, Loren. Backfire: American Culture and the Vietnam War. New York: Ballantine Books, 1986.

Beatty, John. "Genetics in the Atomic Age: The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, 1947-1956." in The Expansion of American Biology. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

Belfrage, Cedric. The American Inquisition, 1945-1960: A Profile of the "McCarthy Era." New York: Thunders Mouth Press, 1989.

Bennett, Edward M. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Search for Security: American-Soviet Relations, 1933-1939. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources Press, 1985.

Beschloss, Michael R., and Strobe Talbott. At the Highest Levels: The Inside Story of the End of the Cold War. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993.

Betts, Richard K. Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1977.

Biskind, Peter. Seeing is Believing: How Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love the Fifties. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.

Blaker, James R. United States Overseas Basing: An Anatomy of the Dilemma. New York: Praeger, 1990.

Blumenthal, Sidney. Pledging Allegiance: The Last Campaign of the Cold War. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.

Bobbitt, Philip. Democracy and Deterrence: The History and Future of Nuclear Strategy. London: Macmillan Press, 1988.

Bogart, Leo. Social Research and the Desegregation of the U.S. Army: Two Original 1951 Field Reports. Chicago: Markham Pub. Co., 1969.

Borowski, Harry, ed. Military Planning in the Twentieth Century. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1984.

-----------. "Capability and the Development of Strategic Air Command 1946-1950." Ph.D. diss., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976.

Boyer, Paul. By the Bombs Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985.

Brodie, Bernard. Strategy in the Missile Age. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1959.

Brown, Archie, ed. Political Leadership in the Soviet Union. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Brzezinski, Zbigniew, and Samuel Huntington. Political Power: USA/USSR. New York: Viking Press, 1964.

Bundy, McGeorge. Danger and Survival: Choices About the Bomb in the First Fifiy Years. New York: Random House, 1988.

Burk, Robert Fredrick. The Eisenhower Administration and Black Civil Rights. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1984.

Campbell, Duncan. The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier: American Military Power in Britain. London: Michael Joseph, 1984.

Carter, Ashton B., and David N. Schwartz. Ballistic Missile Defense. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1984.

Chafe, William H., and Harvard Sitkoff, eds. A History of Our Time: Readings on Postwar America. 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Chang, Laurence, and Peter Kornbluh, eds. The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: A National Security Archive Document Reader. New York: The New Press, 1992.

Clements, Kendrick A., ed. James Byrnes and the Origins of the Cold War. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1982.

Clowse, Barbara. "Education as an Instrument of National Security: The Cold War Campaign to 'Beat the Russians' from Sputnik to the National Defense Education Act of 1958." Ph.D. diss., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1977.

Coffey, Joseph I. Strategic Power and National Security. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1971.

Crabb, Cecil V., Jr. American Foreign Policy in the Nuclear Age. 3d ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1972.

Cragg, Dan. Guide to Military Installations. 3d. ed. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1991.

Dallek, Robert. The American Style of Foreign Policy: Cultural Politics and Foreign Affairs. New York: Mentor Books, 1984.

Davis, Benjamin O., Jr. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American. New York: Plume, 1992.

Davis, Richard. The 31 Initiatives: A Study in Air Force-Army Cooperation. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1987.

Degler, Carl. Affluence and Anxiety: America Since 1945. 2d ed. New York: Scott Foresman, 1979.

Dewar, James. "Project Rover: A Study of the Nuclear Rocket Development Program, 19531963." Ph.D. diss., Kansas State University, 1974.

Dickson, Paul. Timelines: Day by Day and Trend by Trend from the Dawn of the Atomic Age to the Gulf War. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 1990.

Dingman, Roger. "Atomic Diplomacy During the Korean War." International Security 13, no. 3 (winter 1988-89).

Divine, Robert. Blowing on the Wind: The Nuclear Test Ban Debate, 1954-1960. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Dower, John W. War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War. New York: Pantheon Books, 1987.

Dunn, Lewis A. Controlling the Bomb: Nuclear Proliferation in the 1980. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1982.

Engler, Richard E. Atomic Power in Space. Washington, DC: Department of Energy, 1987.

Evangelista, Matthew A. "Stalin's Postwar Army Reappraised." International Security 7, no. 3 (winter 1982-83).

Foot, Rosemary J. "Nuclear Coercion and the Ending of the Korean Conflict." International Security 13, no. 3 (winter 1988-89).

Foreign Relations of the United States. Series. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, n.d.

Freeland, Richard. "Cold War Mobilization." Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1969.

Fried, Richard M. Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press. 1990.

Gabriel, Richard, and Paul L. Savage. Crisis in Command: Mismanagement in the Army. New York: Hill and Wang, 1978.

Gaddis, John Lewis. The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

-----------. The United States and the Origins of the Cold War: 1941-1947. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972.

-----------. The United States and the End of the Cold War: Implications, Reconsideration, Provocations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Gaddis, John Lewis, and Thomas H. Etzold, eds. Containment: Documents on American Policy and Strategy, 1945-1950. New York: Columbia University Press, 1978.

Gardner, Lloyd C., Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Hans J. Morgenthau. The Origins of the Cold War. Waltham, MA: Ginn-Blaisdell, 1970.

Garthoff, Raymond L. Detente and Confrontation: American-Soviet Relations from Nixon to Reagan. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1985.

George, Alexander L., and Richard Smoke. Deterrence in American Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974.

Gerber, Michele Stenehjern. On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1992.

Gilbert, James. Another Chance: Postwar America, 1945-1985. 2d ed. Chicago: Dorsey Press, 1986.

Gillon, Steven M., and Diane B. Kunz. America During the Cold War. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1993.

Gitlin, Todd. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. New York: Bantam Books, 1987.

Goin, Peter. Nuclear Landscapes. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Graebner, Norman A. Cold War Diplomacy, 1945-1960. Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand & Co., 1962.

-----------.,ed. The Cold War: Ideological Conflict or Power Struggle? Boston: D. C. Heath & Co., 1963.

Gray, Colin S. "National Style in Strategy: The American Example." International Security 6, no. 2 (fall 1981).

Grele, Ronald J. "On Using Oral History Collections: An Introduction." Journal of American History 74 (Sept. 1987).

Gustafson, Milton, ed. The National Archives and Foreign Relations Research. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1974.

Guttman, Allen. Korea: Cold War and Limited War. 2d ed. Lexington, MA: Heath, 1972.

Haas, Joan, Helen Willa Samuels, and Barbara Trippel Simmons. Appraising the Records of Modern Science and Technology: A Guide. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1985.

Halle, Louis J. The Cold War as History. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

Hamilton, Herbert. "Social Bases of Opinion in the Cold War American Army." Ph.D. diss., University of Chicago, 1963.

Hammond, Thomas T., ed. Witnesses to the Origins of the Cold War. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1982.

Hauser, William L. America's Army in Crisis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973.

Herken, Gregg. The Winning Weapon: The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War, 1945-1950. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Herring, George F. America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950-1976. 2d ed. New York: Wiley, 1986.

Hewes, James E. From Root to McNamara: Department of Defense Organization, 1900-1963. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975.

Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Atomic Shield, 1947-1952. Vol. 2, A History of the Atomic Energy Commission. Reprint. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

-----------. Nuclear Navy, 1947-1962. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Hewlett, Richard G., and Jack M. Holl. Atoms for Peace and War: The Eisenhower Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1953-1961. Vol. 3, A History of the Atomic Energy Commission. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

Hine, Thomas. Populuxe: The Look and Life of America in the '50s and '60s, from Tailfins and TV Dinners to Barbie Dolls and Fallout Shelters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Hodgson, Godfrey. America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon, What Happened and Why. New York: Vintage Books, 1978.

Hofstadter, Richard. Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. New York: Vintage Books, 1963.

Hogan, Michael J., ed. The End of the Cold War: Its Meaning and Implications. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Hoopes, Townsend, and Douglas Brinkley. Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.

Inglis, Fred. The Cruel Peace: Everyday Life and the Cold War. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

Jacobsen, Carl G. Strategic Power: USA/USSR. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.

Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri. The CIA and American Democracy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989.

Jensen, Joan M. Army Surveillance in America, 1775-1980. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991.

Jensen, Kenneth M., ed. Origins of the Cold War: The Novikov, Kennan, and Roberts Long Telegrams of 1946. Washington, DC: U.S. Institute of Peace, 1991.

Jervis, Robert. "The Military History of the Cold War." Diplomatic History: The Journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 15, no. 1 (winter 1991).

-----------. The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1984.

-----------. "The Political Effects of Nuclear Weapons." International Security 13, no. 2 (fall 1988).

Johnson, Amos A., and William J. Taylor, Jr. American National Security: Policy and Process. Rev. ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.

Kahan, Jerome H. Security in the Nuclear Age. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1975.

Kaufmann, William. Planning Conventional Forces, 1950-1982. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1982.

Kennedy, Paul. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. New York: Random House, 1987.

Kennedy, Robert F. Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: W. W. Norton, 1969.

Keohane, Robert O., Joseph S. Nye, and Stanley Hoffmann. After the Cold War: International Institutions and State Strategies in Europe, 1989-1991. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Kreger, Robert David. "The Making of an Industrial Landscape: Case Studies of Air Force Bases, World War I to the Present." Ph.D. diss., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1988.

Krepon, Michael. Strategic Stalemate: Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in American Politics. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984.

LaFeber, Walter. America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1966. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.

-----------. The Third Cold War. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 1981.

Larson, Deborah Welch. Origins of Containment: A Psychological Explanation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Leffler, Melvyn P. A Preponderance of Power. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992.

Linenthal, Edward Tabor. Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.

Loeffler, Jane C. "The Architecture of Diplomacy: Heyday of the United States Embassy Building Program, 1954-1960." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 49, no. 3 (Sept. 1990).

Logsdon, John M. The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1970.

Luttwak, Edward. The Pentagon and the Art of War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984.

MacDonald, J. Fred. Television and the Red Menace: The Video Road to Vietnam. New York: Praeger, 1985.

Maddox, Robert James. The New Left and the Origins of the Cold War. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973.

Maier, Charles S., ed. The Cold War in Europe: Era of a Divided Continent. New York: Markus Wiener Publishing, 1991.

Mandelbaum, Michael. The Nuclear Question: The United States and Nuclear Weapons, 1946 -1976. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Marden, David. "The Cold War and American Education." Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas, 1975.

Markusen, Ann, and Joel Yudken. Dismantling the Cold War Economy. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Markusen, Ann, Peter Hall, Scott Campbell, and Sabina Deitrick. The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Martin, Laurence. NATO and the Defense of the West. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1985.

Mastny, Vojtech. "Stalin and the Militarization of the Cold War." International Security 9, no. 3 (winter 1983-84).

May, Elaine Tyler. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era. New York: Basic Books, 1988.

May, Larry. Recasting America: Culture and Politics in the Age of the Cold War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.

McCauley, Martin, ed. Khrushchev and Khrushchevism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

McConnick, Thomas J. America's Half-Century: United States Foreign Policy in the Cold War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

McNair, Brian. Images of the Enemy: Reporting the New Cold War. New York: Rutledge. 1988.

Medhurst, Martin J. Cold War Rhetoric: Strategy, Metaphor and Ideology. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Minnesota Historical Society. Research Issues in Electronic Records: Report of the Working Meeting. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1991.

Momyer, William. Air Power in Three Wars. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978.

Moulton, Harland B. From Superiority to Parity: The United States and the Strategic Arms Race, 1961-1971. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1973.

Mueller, John. "The Essential Irrelevance of Nuclear Weapons: Stability in the Postwar World." International Security 13, no. 2 (fall 1988).

Nathan, James A., ed. The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.

National Archives and Records Administration. Federal Records Management: Laws and Regulations. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1991.

Naylor, Thomas H. The Cold War Legacy. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1991.

-----------. "Saving the Right Stuff. A report and recommendation to the Archivist of the United States on the appraisal of research and development records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration," Aug. 1985.

Neufeld, Jacob. The Development of Ballistic Missiles in the United States Air Force, 1945-1960. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1990.

Neustadt, Richard E. Presidential Power: The Politics of Leadership from FDR to Carter. Rev. ed. New York: Wiley, 1980.

Newhouse, John. War and Peace in the Nuclear Age. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.

Oberdorfer, Don. The Turn: From the Cold War to a New Era, the United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1990. New York: Poseidon Press, 1991.

Paret, Peter, ed. Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986.

Pickerell, Albert. "The Battle of Men's Mind: America's 'Psychological Offensive' in the 'Cold War."' Ph.D. diss., Stanford University, 1953.

Polmar, Norman. Strategic Weapons: An Introduction. New York: Crane, Russak & Company, Inc., 1975.

Porro, Jeffrey, ed. The Nuclear Age Reader. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.

Public Affairs Television. The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis. Videotape. New York: 1987.

Ritchie, Donald A. "Oral History in the Federal Government," Journal of American History 74 (Sept. 1987).

Roberts, Geoffrey. The Unholy Alliance: Stalin's Pact with Hitler. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Robin, Ron. Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Rosenberg, David Alan. "Origins of Overkill: Nuclear Weapons and American Strategy, 1945-1960." International Security 7, no. 4 (spring 1983).

Rosenberg, Emily G. Spreading the American Dream: American Economic and Cultural Expansion, 1890-1945. New York: Hill and Wang, 1982.

Sayre, Nora. Running Time: Films of the Cold War. New York: Dial Press, 1982.

Schaffel, Kenneth. The Emerging Shield: The Air Force and the Evolution of Continental Air Defense 1945-1960. Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1991.

Schelling, Thomas C. The Strategy of Conflict. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1960; reprint, 1980.

-----------. Arms and Influence. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1966.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. "The Origins of the Cold War." Foreign Affairs (Oct. 1967).

Sharnik, John. Inside the Cold War: An Oral History. New York: Arbor House, 1987.

Sherfy, Marcella, and W. Ray Luce. Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties That Have Achieved Significance Within the Last Fifty Years. National Register Bulletin 22. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Interagency Resources Division, n.d.

Sherwin, Martin J. A World Destroyed: The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.

Sklar, Robert. Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies. New York: Vintage Books, 1975.

Smoke, Richard. National Security and the Nuclear Dilemma. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.

Snyder, William P., and James Brown, eds. Defense Policy in the Reagan Administration. Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 1988.

Taylor, Maxwell. The Uncertain Trumpet. New York: Harper Brothers, 1959.

Thomas, Hugh. Armed Truce: The Beginnings of the Cold War, 1945-1946. New York: Athenaeum, 1987.

Thompson, Robert Smith. The Missiles of October: The Declassified Story of John F Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.

Titus, A. Costandina. Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 1986.

Trachtenberg, Marc. "A 'Wasting Asset': American Strategy and the Shifting Nuclear Balance, 1949-1954." International Security 13, no. 3 (winter 1988-89).

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. Technologies for Prehistoric and Historic Preservation. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, Sept. 1986.

Wallace, Mike. "Industrial Museums and the History of Deindustrialization." The Public Historian 9, no. 1 (winter 1987).

Walton, Richard J. Cold War and Counter-Revolution: The Foreign Policy of John E Kennedy. New York: Viking, 1972.

Weigley, Russell. The American Way of War. New York: Macmillan, 1974.

Wells, Samuel F., Jr. "The United States and the Present Danger." Journal of Strategic Studies 4, no. I (March 1981).

-----------. "The Origins of Massive Retaliation." Political Science Quarterly (spring 1981).

Wetherell, Charles, et al. "Managing Cultural Resource Information: The California Experience." Public Historian 9, no. 1 (winter 1987).

Whitfield, Stephen J. The Culture of the Cold War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Williams, William Appleman. American-Russian Relations, 1781-1947. New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1952.

Worland, Eric John. "Me Other Living-Room War: Evolving Cold War Imagery in Popular TV Programs of the Vietnam Era, 1960-1975." Ph.D. diss., University of California,Los Angeles, 1989.

-----------. The Tragedy of American Diplomacy. Rev. ed. New York: Dell, 1962.

Yarnarella, Ernest J. The Missile Defense Controversy: Strategy, Technology, and Politics, 1955-1972. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1977.

Yergin, Daniel. Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War and the National Security State. New York: Penguin Books, 1976.

Young, Marilyn B. The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.

Zumwalt, Elmo. On Watch: A Memoir. New York: Quadrangle, 1983.

 



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