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Chomsky's Recommended US History Books List

The following is a book list on US History made from the references in Noam Chomsky's books. See the home page for details.

Book Title Author(s) Total References
Deterring DemocracyChomsky, Noam119
Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the PalestiniansChomsky, Noam99
Toward a New Cold WarChomsky, Noam81
Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for PeaceChomsky, Noam68
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism (Political Economy of Human Rights, 01) Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward68
For Reasons of StateChomsky, Noam45
Year 501Chomsky, Noam29
The Pentagon Papers: Critical Essays: Volume FiveChomsky, Noam; Zinn, Howard29
At War with Asia: Essays on IndochinaChomsky, Noam26
American Power and the New MandarinsChomsky, Noam18
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political CultureChomsky, Noam17
Failed StatesChomsky, Noam16
Western State TerrorismGeorge, Alexander L.; Chomsky, Noam15
Kennedy's Quest for Victory: American Foreign Policy, 1961-1963Paterson, Thomas G.10
Reflections on the Cuban Missile CrisisGarthoff, Raymond L.9
Requiem for Revolution: United States and Brazil, 1961-69Leacock, Ruth9
The Crisis of DemocracyHuntington, Samuel P.; Watanuki, Joji; Crozier, Michel9
American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New WorldStannard, David E.8
After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indo-China (Political Economy of Human Rights, 02)Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward8
The Kennedy Tapes. Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile CrisisZelikow, Philip D.; May, Ernest R.7
Anatomy of a War: Vietnam, the United States, and the Modern Historical ExperienceKolko, Gabriel7
Confronting the Third World: United States Foreign Policy, 1945-1980Kolko, Gabriel7
Taking the Risk out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda Versus Freedom and LibertyCarey, Alex6
The War on Labor and the Left: Understanding America's Unique ConservatismSexton, Patricia Cayo6
Accumulation and Power: Economic History of the United StatesDuBoff, Richard B.6
Inventing the People: Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and AmericaMorgan, Edmund S.6
The Invasion of AmericaJennings, Francis6
The Battle for Homestead, 1880-92: Politics, Culture and Steel Krause, Paul5
The Transformation of American Law 1870 - 1960Horwitz, Morton J.5
Vietnam: A HistoryKarnow, Stanley5
The United States Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934 Schmidt, Hans5
The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White HouseHersh, Seymour M.5
Empire of FortuneJennings, Francis4
War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth CenturySelden, Mark; So, Alvin Y.4
Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker Side Levy, Leonard W.4
The Origins of the Korean War: Volume II The Roaring of the Cataract 1947-1950Cumings, Bruce4
9-11Chomsky, Noam4
America in Vietnam: A Documentary HistoryWilliams, William Appleman; Gardner, Lloyd C.; Lafeber, Walter; McCormick, Thomas4
John Quincy Adams and American Global EmpireWeeks, William Earl4
The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict: Making America's Middle East Policy, from Truman to ReaganSpiegel, Steven L.3
Facing West: Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-buildingDrinnon, Richard3
The Conquest of America: The Question of the OtherTodorov, Tzvetan3
Notes from the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon, 1945-1958Gendzier, Irene L3
A Diplomatic History of the American People Bailey, Thomas A.3
The founding finaglersMiller, Nathan3
Thank God They're on Our Side: United States and Right-wing Dictatorships, 1921-65Schmitz, David F.3
Building the Continental Empire: American Expansion from the Revolution to the Civil WarWeeks, William Earl3
Manifest Design: American Exceptionalism and EmpireHietala, Thomas R.3
Decade of Transition: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Origins of the American-Israeli AllianceBen-zvi, Abraham3
The War of 1898: United States and Cuba in History and HistoriographyPerez, Louis A.3
White Savage: Case of John Dunn HunterDrinnon, Richard3
The American Revolution ReconsideredMorris, Richard B.3
Self-rule: Cultural History of American DemocracyWiebe, Robert H3
Closest of Enemies: Personal and Diplomatic History of the Castro YearsSmith, Wayne S.2
The Kennedys and Cuba: The Declassified Documentary HistoryWhite, Mark J.2
Empire and Superempire: Britain, America and the WorldPorter, Bernard2
The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America 1815-1846Sellers, Charles2
A Worthy Tradition: Freedom of Speech in AmericanKalven, Harry, Jr.2
To move a nation: The Politics of Foreign Policy in the Administration of John F. KennedyHilsman, Roger2
Democracy In AmericaTocqueville, Alexis De2
My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its AftermathHersh, Seymour M.2
Race and Manifest DestinyHorsman, Reginald2
A History of the Monroe DoctrinePerkins, Dexter2
Eisenhower and Latin AmericaRabe, Stephen G.2
The State of Native AmericaJaimes, Annette2
Our Enemies and Us: America's Rivalries and the Making of Political ScienceOren, Ido2
A Century of Dishonor: The Classic Expose of the Plight of the Native AmericansJackson, Helen Hunt2
Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold WarSimpson, Christopher2
The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian LegacySale, Kirkpatrick2
The Rising American EmpireAlstyne, Richard Warner Van2
Voices of a People's History of the United States Zinn, Howard; Arnove, Anthony2
Swords And PlowsharesTaylor, Maxwell D.2
The Juggler: Franklin Roosevelt as Wartime StatesmanKimball, Warren F.2
Main Currents in Modern American HistoryKolko, Gabriel2
Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle EastYaqub, Salim2
War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific WarDower, John W.1
Dangerous Memories: Invasion and Resistance Since 1492McConnell, Michael; Mueller, Peggy1
The Seeds of Empire: The American Revolutionary Conquest of the IroquoisMintz, Max M.1
The Iranian Triangle: The Untold Story of Israel's Role in the Iran-Contra AffairSegev, Samuel1
In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process. The Colonial PeriodHigginbotham, Leon1
The Rise and Fall of the White RepublicSaxton, Alexander1
View from Chapultepec: Mexican Writers on the Mexican-American WarRobinson, Cecil1
The Path to Vietnam: Origins of the American Commitment to Southeast AsiaRotter, Andrew J.1
The Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout HistoryLafeber, Walter1
Not Condemned to Repetition: The United States and NicaraguaPastor, Robert A.1
America's Secret War against Bolshevism: U.S. Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1917-1920 Foglesong, David S.1
Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. TrumanHamby, Alonzo L.1
Expansion and American Indian Policy, 17831812Horsman, Reginald1
Writings of John Quincy Adams: Ed. By Worthington Chauncey Ford. V. 1-7 .. (V. 6 )Adams, John Quincy; Ford, Worthington Chauncey1
The Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North AmericaAxtell, James1
The atomic bomb suppressed: American censorship in Japan 1945-1949Braw, Monica1
Racial Matters: The FBI's Secret File on Black America, 1960-1972O'Reilly, Kenneth1
Columbus: His EnterpriseKoning, Hans1
The rhetoric of empire;: American China policy, 1895-1901Young, Marilyn Blatt1
The Trial of Henry KissingerHitchens, Christopher1
Imperialism at Bay: The United States and the Decolonization of the British Empire 1941-1945Louis, Wm. Roger1
Reckless Gamble: The Sabotage of the United Nations in the Cuban Conflict and the Missile Crisis of 1962Ganser, Daniele1
Men of DestinyLippmann, Walter1
The American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American RadicalismYoung, Alfred1
John Jay, Defender of Liberty Against Kings and Peoples, Author of the ConstitutionMonaghan, Frank1
Imperial Democracy: Emergence of America as a Great PowerMay, Ernest R.1
The Public Papers of Woodrow WilsonWilson, Woodrow; Baker, Ray; Dodd, William E.1
Organization of American States and Hemisphere CrisisDreier, John C.1
Writings of John Quincy Adams Vol 1Adams, John Quincy1
Political repression in modern America from 1870 to the presentGoldstein, Robert Justin1
Manitou & ProvidenceSalisbury, Neil1
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy and the End of the RepublicJohnson, Chalmers1
The Declassified Eisenhower: A Startling ReappraisalCook, Blanche Wiesen1
Freedom Under Fire: U.S. Civil Liberties in Times of WarLinfield, Michael1
Surrender: How the Clinton Administration Completed the Reagan RevolutionMeeropol, Michael1
Inventors of the promised landFriedman, Lawrence Jacob1
And Still the Waters RunDebo, Angie1
Black Cargoes: A History of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1518-1865Mannix, Daniel P.; Cowley, Malcolm1
Radicalism of the American RevolutionWood, Gordon S.1
Altered States: The United States and Japan Since the OccupationSchaller, Michael1
The Napoleon of New York: Mayor Fiorello La GuardiaJeffers, H. Paul1
You Can't be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our TimesZinn, Howard1
Manifest Design: Anxious Aggrandizement in Late Jacksonian AmericaHietala, Thomas R.1
Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903Miller, Stuart Creighton1
M.I.A., Or, Mythmaking in AmericaFranklin, Bruce1
The Pequots in Southern New England: The Rise and Fall of an American Indian NationHauptman, Laurence M.; Wherry, James D.1
Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers After the Missile CrisisBrenner, Philip; Blight, James G.1
The Great Fear: The Anti-Communist Purge Under Truman and EisenhowerCaute, David1
The forging of the Union, 1781-1789Morris, Richard B.1
Fathers and childrenRogin, Michael Paul1
Capitalism and a New Social Order: The Republican Vision of the 1790sAppleby, Joyce0
Cherokee Tragedy: Ridge Family and the Decimation of a PeopleWilkins, Thurman0




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