The Gulf Wars is designed as an online course to examine the recent conflict in the Persian Gulf as well as the War on Terrorism. The course will involve online chat, the use of the discussion board, a book review and a take-home examination.

Select Bibliography on the Gulf Wars

  • Ajami, Fouad. The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq. New York: Free Press, 2006.
  • Al-Allawi, Ali. The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace. New Haven: Yale, 2007.
  • Al-Khalil, Samir. Republic of Fear: The Inside Story of Saddam's Iraq. New York: Pantheon, 1989.
  • Anderson, Jon Lee. The Fall of Baghdad. New York: Viking/Penguin Group, 2004.
  • Anonymous. Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror. Washington: Brassey's, 2004.
  • Atkinson, Rick Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
  • Bacevich, Andrew J. The New American Militarism. New York: Oxford, 2005.
  • Bamford, James. A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies. Garden City: Doubleday, 2004.
  • Bernstein, Gary. Jawbreaker. New York: Crown, 2005.
  • Black, Edwin. Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict. New York: Hill and Wang, 2004.
  • Byrd, Robert C. Losing America: Confronting A Reckless and Arrogant Presidency. New York: Norton, 2004.
  • Catherwood, Christopher. Churchill's Folly: How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2004.
  • Carroll, Ward. Punk's War. Naval Institute Press, 2001.
  • Chandrasekaran, Rajiv. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. New York: Knopf, 2006.
  • Clancy, Tom with General Fred Franks, Jr. Into the Storm: A Study of Command. New York: Putnam, 1997.
  • Clancy, Tom with General Tony Zinni. Battle Ready. New York: Putnam, 2004.
  • Coll, Steve. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. New York: Viking/Penguin Group, 2004.
  • Coughlin, Con. Saddam: King of Terror. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.
  • Crawford, John. The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq. New York: Riverside, 2005.
  • Danner, Mark. The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History. New York: New York Review Books, 2006.
  • Diamond, Larry. Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq. New York: Times Books, 2005.
  • Draper, Robert. Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush. New York: Free Press, 2007.
  • Dupy, Trevor N. How to Defeat Saddam Hussein: Scenarios and Strategies for the Gulf War. Warner Books, 1991.
  • Eisner, Peter and Knut Royce. The Italian Letter: How the Bush Administration used a Fake Letter to Build a Case for War in Iraq. New York: Rodale, 2007.
  • Exum, Andrew. This Man's Army: A Soldier's Story form the Front Lines of the War on Terrorism. New York: Gotham Books, 2004.
  • Fallows, James. Blinded Into Iraq: America's War in Iraq. New York: Vintage, 2006.
  • Fawaz, Gerges A. Journey of a Jihadist: Inside Islamic Militancy. Orlando: Harcourt, 2006.
  • Ferguson, Niall. Colossus: The Price of America's Empire. New York: Viking/Penguin Group, 2004.
  • Fick, Nathaniel. One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
  • Forsyth, Frederick. The Fist of God. New York: Bantam, 1994.
  • Freedman, Lawrence and Karsh, Efraim. The Gulf Conflict, 1990-1991: Diplomacy in the New World Order. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • Freidman, George. America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America and Its Enemies. Garden City: Doubleday, 2004.
  • Galbraith, Peter. The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006.
  • Glantz, Aaron. How America Lost Iraq. New York: Penguin, 2005.
  • Goldsmith, Jack. The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.
  • Gordon, Michael R. and Trainor, Bernard E. The General's War. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1995.
  • ____. Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion of Iraq. New York: Pantheon, 2006.
  • Gordon, Philip H. and Jeremy Shapiro. Allies at War: America, Europe and the Crisis over Iraq. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • Graham, Bob. Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America's War on Terror. New York: Random House, 2004.
  • Greenwald, Glenn. A Tragic Legacy. New York: Crown, 2007.
  • Hallion, Richard P. Storm over Iraq: Air Power and the Gulf War. Washington: Smithsonian, 1992.
  • Halper, Stefan and Jonathan Clarke. America Alone: The Neo-Conservative and the Global Order. New York: Cambridge, 2004.
  • Haselkorn, Avigdor. The Continuing Storm: Iraq, Poisonous Weapons, and Deterrence. New Haven: Yale, 1999.
  • Hayes, Stephen F. Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President. HarperCollins, 2007.
  • Hersh, Seymour M. Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.
  • Hilsman, Roger. George Bush vs. Saddam Hussein: Military Success! Political Failure? Novato, CA: Lyford, 1992.
  • Hiro, Dilip. Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm. New York: Nation Books, 2002.
  • Isikoff, Michael and David Corn. Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War. New York: Crown, 2006.
  • Kaplan, Lawrence F. and William Kristol. The War over Iraq: Saddam's Tyranny and America's Mission. San Francisco: E Books, 2003.
  • Kaplan, Robert D. Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground. New York: Random House, 2005.
  • Keegan, John. The Iraq War. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2004.
  • Mackey, Chris and Greg Miller. The Interrogators: Inside the Secret War Against Al Qaeda. Boston: Little, Brown, 2004.
  • Mackey, Sandra. The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.
  • Mann, James. Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet. New York: Viking, 2004.
  • Mearsheimer, John J. and Stephen M. Wait. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
  • Miller, T. Christian. Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq. Boston: Little, Brown, 2006.
  • Murray, Williamson and Robert H. Scales, Jr. The Iraq War: A Military History. Cambridge: Harvard, 2004.
  • 9/11 Commission. The 9/11 Commission Report. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004.
  • O'Ballance, Edgar. The Gulf War. New York: Brassey's, 1988.
  • Odom, William E. and Robert Dujarric. America's Inadvertent Empire. New Haven: Yale, 2004.
  • Packer, George. The Assassins' Gate: America and Iraq. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
  • Pape, Robert A. Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism. New York: Random House, 2005.
  • Phillips, Kevin. American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Decent in the House of Bush. New York: Viking, 2004.
  • Podhoretz, Norman. World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism. Garden City: Doubleday, 2007.
  • Pollack, Kenneth M. The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq. New York: Random House, 2002.
  • Purdum, Todd S. A Time of Our Choosing: America's War in Iraq. New York: Times Books, 2004.
  • Raddatz, Martha. The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.
  • Record, Jeffery. Hollow Victory: A Contrary View of the Gulf War. Washington: Brassey's, 1993.
  • ___. Dark Victory: America's Second War Against Iraq. Washington: Brassey's, 2004.
  • ___. The Specter of Munich: Reconsidering the Lessons of Appeasing Hitler. Washington: Potomac Books, 2007.
  • Rich, Frank. The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina. New York: Penguin, 2006.
  • Ricks, Thomas E. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. New York: Penguin Press, 2006.
  • Rieckhoff, Paul. Chasing Ghosts: A Soldier's Fight for America from Baghdad to Washington. New York: NAL, 2006.
  • Savage, Charlie. Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy. Boston: Little, Brown, 2007.
  • Scales, Robert H., Jr. Certain Victory: The U.S. Army in the Gulf War. Washington: Bassey's, 1993.
  • Scarborough, Rowan. Rumsfeld's War: The Untold Story of America's Anti-Terrorist Commander. Washington: Regnery, 2004.
  • Shadid, Anthony. Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War. New York: Picador, 2005.
  • Summers, Harry G., Jr. A Critical Analysis of the Gulf War. New York: Dell, 1992.
  • Suskind, Ron. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004.
  • ____. The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of its Enemies Since 9/11. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006.
  • Swofford, Anthony. Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles. New York: Scribner, 2003.
  • Tenet, George. At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.
  • U. S. News. Triumph without Victory: The Unreported History of the Persian Gulf War. New York: Times Books, 1992.
  • Williams, Kayla. Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005.
  • Wilson, Joseph. The Politics of Truth: A Diplomats Memoir -- Inside the Lies that Lead to the War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2004.
  • Unger, Craig. House of Bush House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties. New York: Scribners, 2004.
  • Woodward, Bob. The Commanders. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
  • ___.  Bush at War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002.
  • ___. Plan of Attack. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004.