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Chomsky's Recommended USA Books List

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

Book Title Author(s) Total References
Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the PalestiniansChomsky, Noam99
Hegemony or SurvivalChomsky, Noam47
For Reasons of StateChomsky, Noam45
World Orders, Old and NewChomsky, Noam40
Year 501Chomsky, Noam29
The Pentagon Papers: Critical Essays: Volume FiveChomsky, Noam; Zinn, Howard29
Pirates and EmperorsChomsky, Noam28
Intervention: How America Became Involved in VietnamKahin, George21
American Power and the New MandarinsChomsky, Noam18
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political CultureChomsky, Noam17
Failed StatesChomsky, Noam16
Instruments of Statecraft: U.S. Guerrilla Warfare, Counterinsurgency, and Counter-Terrorism, 1940-1990McClintock, Michael12
The United States and Fascist Italy, 1922-1940Schmitz, David F.10
The Crisis of DemocracyHuntington, Samuel P.; Watanuki, Joji; Crozier, Michel9
Reflections on the Cuban Missile CrisisGarthoff, Raymond L.9
Collateral Damage: The New World Order at Home and AbroadPeters, Cynthia8
Right Turn: The Decline of the Democrats and the Future of American PoliticsFerguson, Thomas; Rogers, Joel8
Last Reflections on a War: Bernard B.Fall's Last Comments on VietnamFall, Bernard B.8
American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New WorldStannard, David E.8
The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold WarGaddis, John Lewis7
Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, PretoriaGleijeses, Piero7
Anatomy of a War: Vietnam, the United States, and the Modern Historical ExperienceKolko, Gabriel7
Condemned to Repetition: United States and NicaraguaPastor, Robert A.7
Inevitable Revolutions: United States in Central AmericaLafeber, Walter7
The Kennedy Tapes. Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile CrisisMay, Ernest R.; Zelikow, Philip D.7
The War on Labor and the Left: Understanding America's Unique ConservatismSexton, Patricia Cayo6
In the Name of Democracy: U.S. Policy Toward Latin America in the Reagan YearsCarothers, Thomas6
The River Ran RedDemarest, David6
Inventing the People: Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and AmericaMorgan, Edmund S.6
The Invasion of AmericaJennings, Francis6
Reagan Versus the Sandinistas: Undeclared War on NicaraguaWalker, Thomas W.6
Worlds in CollisionBooth, Ken; Dunne, Tim; Waltz, Kenneth N.6
Accumulation and Power: Economic History of the United StatesDuBoff, Richard B.6
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine ConflictFinkelstein, Norman G.6
Qaddafi and the United States since 1969Haley, Edward5
Pacific Alliance: United States Foreign Economic Policy and Japanese Trade Recovery, 1947-55Borden, William S.5
Hopes and ProspectsChomsky, Noam5
The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White HouseHersh, Seymour M.5
The Battle for Homestead, 1880-92: Politics, Culture and Steel Krause, Paul5
The Transformation of American Law 1870 - 1960Horwitz, Morton J.5
The United States Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934 Schmidt, Hans5
Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker Side Levy, Leonard W.4
Critical Mission: Essays on Democracy PromotionCarothers, Thomas4
Empire of FortuneJennings, Francis4
Out of Control: The Story of the Reagan Administration's Secret War in Nicaragua, the Illegal Arms Pipeline, and the Contra Drug ConnectionCockburn, Leslie4
Safe for Democracy: The Anglo-American Response to Revolution, 1913-1923Gardner, Lloyd C.4
Hope and Folly: United States and UnescoHerman, Edward; Preston, William; Schiller, Herbert I.4
9-11Chomsky, Noam4
The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11Talbott, Strobe; Chanda, Nayan4
The United States and the Rule of Law in International AffairsMurphy, John F.4
The Hidden Hand: Britain, America and Cold War Secret IntelligenceAldrich, Richard J.4
Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume II: Since 1914: Vol 2Paterson, Thomas G.; Merrill, Dennis4
John Quincy Adams and American Global EmpireWeeks, William Earl4
War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth CenturySelden, Mark; So, Alvin Y.4
The CIA and American DemocracyJeffreys-jones, Rhodri3
The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict: Making America's Middle East Policy, from Truman to ReaganSpiegel, Steven L.3
Thank God They're on Our Side: United States and Right-wing Dictatorships, 1921-65Schmitz, David F.3
HOODWINKED: How the Bush Administration Sold Us a WarPrados, John3
Ruthless Criticism: New Perspectives in US Communications HistoryMcChesney, Robert3
An American company: The tragedy of United Fruit McCann, Thomas P3
Decade of Transition: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Origins of the American-Israeli AllianceBen-zvi, Abraham3
The founding finaglersMiller, Nathan3
United States Penetration of BrazilBlack, Jan Knippers3
Notes from the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon, 1945-1958Gendzier, Irene L3
United States Policy and the Third WorldWolf, Charles3
Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International TerrorismCooley, John K.3
Building the Continental Empire: American Expansion from the Revolution to the Civil WarWeeks, William Earl3
Self-rule: Cultural History of American DemocracyWiebe, Robert H3
An Injury to All: Decline of American UnionismMoody, Kim3
In RetrospectMcNamara, Robert S.3
Brazil and the Quiet Intervention, 1964Parker, Phyllis3
The Inter-American systemConnell-Smith, Gordon3
Imperial State and Revolution: The United States and Cuba, 1952-1986Morley, Morris3
The War of 1898: United States and Cuba in History and HistoriographyPerez, Louis A.3
Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's WarShadid, Anthony2
Voices of a People's History of the United States Zinn, Howard; Arnove, Anthony2
The control of oilBlair, John Malcolm2
John Dewey and American DemocracyWestbrook, Robert B.2
Making democracy safe for oil: Oilmen and the Islamic EastRand, Christopher T2
Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy Sandel, Michael2
Peering into the abyss of the futureChomsky, Noam2
Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror Scheuer, Michael2
The Economy of DeathBarnet, Richard J.2
Our Enemies and Us: America's Rivalries and the Making of Political ScienceOren, Ido2
Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global AusterityPollin, Robert2
Nuremberg and VietnamTaylor, Telford2
The lawless state: The crimes of the US intelligence agenciesHalperin, Morton H2
The Battle for Guatemala: Rebels, Death Squads and U.S.PowerJonas, Susanne2
Unequal Giants: Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Brazil, 1889-1930Smith, Joseph2
Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The Impact of U.S. PolicyYoungers, Coletta A.; Rosin, Eileen2
Democracy In AmericaTocqueville, Alexis De2
Just War Against Terror: Ethics and the Burden of American Power in a Violent WorldElshtain, Jean Bethke2
The Kennedys and Cuba: The Declassified Documentary HistoryWhite, Mark J.2
A Less Than Perfect Union: Alternative Perspectives on the U.S. ConstitutionLobel, Jules2
Eisenhower and Latin AmericaRabe, Stephen G.2
Addicted to Oil: America's Relentless Drive for Energy SecurityRutledge, Ian2
The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-first CenturyMcChesney, Robert2
The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America 1815-1846Sellers, Charles2
Politics of U.S. LabourMilton, David2
Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold WarSimpson, Christopher2
Politics of Health Policy: The U.S.Reforms, 1980-93Navarro, Vicente2
Oil, War and American Security: The Search for a National Policy on Foreign Oil, 1941-47Stoff, Michael B.2
Closest of Enemies: Personal and Diplomatic History of the Castro YearsSmith, Wayne S.2
Unfinished Business: America and Cuba after the Cold War, 1989-2001Morley, Morris; McGillion, Chris2
Hidden Elections: 1980 Presidential ElectionsFerguson, Thomas; Rogers, Joel2
The U.S. Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of DeferenceDorman, William; Farhang, Mansour2
Empire and Superempire: Britain, America and the WorldPorter, Bernard2
Main Currents in Modern American HistoryKolko, Gabriel2
Who's Bashing Whom?: Trade Conflict in High-technology IndustriesTyson, Laura D'Andrea2
Golden Rule: Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-driven Political SystemsFerguson, Thomas2
The Political Economy of American Foreign PolicyElliot, W. Y.2
Freedom at Risk: Secrecy, Censorship, and Repression in the 1980sCurry, Richard O.2
The Condor Years: How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three ContinentsDinges, John2
A History of the Monroe DoctrinePerkins, Dexter2
Aramco, the United States, and Saudi Arabia: A Study of the Dynamics of Foreign Oil Policy, 1933-1950Anderson, Irvine H.2
Labor and the Course of American DemocracyBergquist, Charles2
The Americanization of BrazilHaines, Gerald K.2
My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its AftermathHersh, Seymour M.2
The Rising American EmpireAlstyne, Richard Warner Van2
The Iran-Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan EraHunter, Jane; Marshall, Jonathan; Scott, Peter Dale2
Men of DestinyLippmann, Walter1
Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations With Militant IsraelGreen, Stephen J.1
Under the Eagle:U.S Intervention in Central America and the CaribbeanPearce, Jenny1
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and PowerBakan, Joel1
View from Chapultepec: Mexican Writers on the Mexican-American WarRobinson, Cecil1
How Democratic is the American Constitution? Dahl, Robert A1
America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our DemocracyAlperovitz, Gar; Speth, James Gustave1
Battle Lines: The American Media and the IntifadaLederman, Jim1
America's Secret War against Bolshevism: U.S. Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1917-1920 Foglesong, David S.1
France, the United States and the Algerian WarWall, Irwin M1
Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in VietnamPorter, Gareth1
World Revolutionary Elites: Studies in Coercive Ideological MovementsLasswell, Harold Dwight; Lerner, Daniel1
General Reinhard Gehlen: The CIA ConnectionReese, Mary Ellen1
The Napoleon of New York: Mayor Fiorello La GuardiaJeffers, H. Paul1
Intellectuals and McCarthy: Radical SpecterRogin, Michael Paul1
DocumentsKaplan, Susan; Macy, Christy1
Empire Lite: Nation Building in Bosnia, Kosovo, AfghanistanIgnatieff, Michael1
The Vanishing Voter: Public Involvement in an Age of UncertaintyPatterson, Thomas E.1
Southeast Asia: Problems of United States Policy Henderson, William1
The American Intellectual EliteKadushin, Charles1
Surrender: How the Clinton Administration Completed the Reagan RevolutionMeeropol, Michael1
Socialism and American Life: v. 1Persons, Stow; Egbert, Donald Drew1
The Western alliance: European-American relations since 1945 Grosser, Alfred1
Manifest Design: Anxious Aggrandizement in Late Jacksonian AmericaHietala, Thomas R.1
Why the United States Does Not Have a National Health ProgramNavarro, Vicente1
In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process. The Colonial PeriodHigginbotham, Leon1
The Iranian Triangle: The Untold Story of Israel's Role in the Iran-Contra AffairSegev, Samuel1
Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UNBennis, Phyllis1
The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916Sklar, Martin J.1
Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959-1976Gleijeses, Piero1
How America Gets Away with Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against HumanityMandel, Michael1
The Fair Trade FraudBovard, James1
The Winter Soldier Investigation: An Inquiry into American War CrimesVietnam Veterans against the War1
Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11Street, Paul1
The Modern Corporation and American Political Thought: Law, Power, and IdeologyBowman, Scott R.1
Cold Warriors & Coups d'Etat: Brazilian-American Relations, 1945-1964Weis, Michael1
Imperious EconomyCalleo, David1
Altered States: The United States and Japan Since the OccupationSchaller, Michael1
Democracy Detained: Secret Unconstitutional Practices in the U.S. War on TerrorOlshansky, Barbara1
Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign PolicyShoup, Laurence H.; Minter, William1
Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. TrumanHamby, Alonzo L.1
The atomic bomb suppressed: American censorship in Japan 1945-1949Braw, Monica1
American Diplomacy and the Spanish Civil War Traina, Richard P.1
The Bitter Heritage: Vietnam and American Democracy 1941-1966Schlesinger, Arthur M.1
Western interests in the Pacific RealmAdam, Thomas R1
Benevolent Assimilation: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903Miller, Stuart Creighton1
Empire as a Way of LifeWilliams, William Appleman1
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only SuperpowerBlum, William1
The Seeds of Empire: The American Revolutionary Conquest of the IroquoisMintz, Max M.1
Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of JapanHasegawa, Tsuyoshi1
Freedom Under Fire: U.S. Civil Liberties in Times of WarLinfield, Michael1
The Fish Is Red: The Story of the Secret War Against CastroTurner, William W.; Hinckle, Warren1
The American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American RadicalismYoung, Alfred1
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American EmpireJohnson, Chalmers1
Reckless Gamble: The Sabotage of the United Nations in the Cuban Conflict and the Missile Crisis of 1962Ganser, Daniele1
The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of ArmageddonSherry, Michael1
Shootdown: Flight 007 and the American ConnectionJohnson, R. W.1
Iraq,Inc.: A Profitable OccupationChatterjee, Pratap1
Aggressive Unilateralism: America's 301 Trade Policy and the World Trading SystemBhagwati, Jagdish N.; Patrick, Hugh T.1
Sir! No Sir! - The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to End the War in VietnamZeiger, David1
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and PowerYergin, Daniel1
Iraq and the Second Gulf War: State Building and Regime SecurityMohamedou, Mohammad-Mahmoud1
NATO's Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western EuropeDaniele, Ganser1
The Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout HistoryLafeber, Walter1
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy and the End of the RepublicJohnson, Chalmers1
Elusive Peace: How the Holy Land Defeated AmericaBergman, Ahron1
Germs: America's Secret War against Biological WeaponsMiller, Judith; Engelberg, Stephen; Broad, William J.1
The forging of the Union, 1781-1789Morris, Richard B.1
The New Student Left: An AnthologyCohen, Mitchell; Hale, Dennis1
Administration of the Lobby Registration Provision of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946Graves, W. Brooke1
The Presidency of John F. KennedyGiglio, James N.1
Thailand and the United StatesDarling, Frank C1
Top Heavy: Increasing Inequality of Wealth in America and What Can Be Done About ItWolff, Edward N.1
America's Other War: Terrorizing ColombiaStokes, Doug1
Imperial Democracy: Emergence of America as a Great PowerMay, Ernest R.1
War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific WarDower, John W.1
The Trial of Henry KissingerHitchens, Christopher1
Collision Course: NATO, Russia, and KosovoNorris, John1
Social Security: The Phony CrisisBaker, Dean1
Inventors of the promised landFriedman, Lawrence Jacob1
The Social Health of the Nation: How America is Really DoingMiringoff, Marc L.; Miringoff, Marque-Luisa1
Made in America: Regaining the Productive EdgeDertouzos, Michael L.1
United States of America: Rights for AllAmnesty International1
Imperial AmbitionsChomsky, Noam0
What We Say GoesChomsky, Noam0


Book lists based on Noam Chomsky's reading.