History of War

IN THE 20TH CENTURY

 

Resource List


SUGGESTED READINGS / VIEWINGS

World War I

Fiction:
- Johnny Got His Gun
, Dalton Trumbo
- All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque

Non-Fiction:
- Goodbye to All That, Robert Graves
- The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fussell

Films:
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Paths of Glory

Documentaries:
- 1914-1918 (PBS 1996, eight episodes)

World War II

​Fiction:
- Catch-22, Heller
- The Naked and the Dead, Mailer

Non-Fiction:
- Wartime, Paul Fussell
- Death Traps, Belton Cooper
- The Forgotten Soldier, Guy Sajer
- With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa, Eugene Sledge

Films:
- Come and See
- The Tin Drum
- Generation War (a.k.a. Unsere Mutter, Unsere Vater)
-Grave of the Fireflies

Documentaries:
- Eye of Vichy
- The Sorrow and the Pity
- Triumph of the Will

The Cold War

Fiction:
- On the Beach, Nevil Shute
- Failsafe, Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
- The Puppet Masters, Robert Heinlein
- Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
- The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, John Le Carré

Non-Fiction:
- The Dead Hand, David Hoffman
- The Fate of the Earth, Jonathan Schell

Films:
- Twilight's Last Gleaming
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers

- Red Dawn (1984)
- When the Wind Blows (Animated)

Korean War

Fiction:
- M*A*S*H*, Richard Hooker
- The Manchurian Candidate, Richard Condon

Non-Fiction:
- The Bridge at No-Gun Ri, Charles Hanley
- Breakout, Martin Russ 

Films:
- The Front Line
- Tae Guk Gi
- Welcome to Dong Mak Gol (also known as Battleground 625)
- J.S.A Joint Security Are

Documentaries:
- Men of Valor (documentary is on disc with feature film 71: Into the Fire)

Vietnam War

Fiction:
- The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
- In the Lake of the Woods, Tim O'Brien
- Matterhorn (Marlantes)
- Forever War, Joe Haldeman

Non-Fiction:
- Dispatches, Michael Herr
- Chickenhawk, Robert Mason
- Rumor of War, Philip Caputo
- In Pharoah's Army, Tobias Wolff

Films:
- Apocalypse Now
- Platoon
- Full Metal Jacket
- 84 Charlie MoPic
- Go Tell the Spartans
- The Killing Fields
- Electra-Glide in Blue

Documentaries:​
- Vietnam: In the Year of the Pig
- Hearts and Minds
- Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
- The Long Haired Warriors

Soviet War in Afghanistan

Fiction:
- The Photographer, Emmanuel Guiber, Didier Lefevre, Frederic Lemercier

Non-Fiction:
- Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War, Svetlana Alexievich
 
Films:
9th Company
Charlie Wilson's War
The Beast

Documentaries:​
- Jung (war)

*Compiled with the aid of Tim Blackmore, PhD

 


 

RESOURCES USED

Main Timeline

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_1900-44

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_1945-89

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_1990-2002

http://www.datesandevents.org/events-timelines/24-timeline-of-war.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_of_1905

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Revolution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Civil_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_War_of_Independence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_War_of_Independence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Civil_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Civil_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau_Mau_Uprising

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Revolution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Pigs_Invasion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falklands_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_War_of_Independence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_War

Individual Timelines

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007306

http://history1900s.about.com/od/vietnamwar/a/vietnamtimeline.htm

http://history1900s.about.com/od/1910s/a/WWI-Timeline.htm

http://faculty.washington.edu/qtaylor/a_us_history/cold_war_timeline.htm

http://www.softschools.com/timelines/korean_war_timeline/36/

http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?afghanwar_tmln_soviet_occupation_of_afghanistan=afghanwar_tmln_soviet_
occupation_of_afghanistan&timeline=afghanwar_tmln

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7883532.stm

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/296/a/3/cold_war___1980_by_fenn_o_manic-d4dpzzp.png

Technology Sections

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26935867

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/medicine_and_world_war_two.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_during_World_War_II#Electronics.2C_communications_and_intelligence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_rubber#World_War_II

Statistics Sidebars

http://necrometrics.com/all20c.htm

http://ourworldindata.org/data/war-peace/military-spending/

http://eh.net/encyclopedia/military-spending-patterns-in-history/

http://www.valuewalk.com/2013/04/stockpiles-of-nuclear-weapons-during-cold-war-infographics/

http://www.shmoop.com/korean-war/statistics.html

http://www.statisticbrain.com/vietnam-war-statistics/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/killedtable.html

Findley, Carter Vaughn, and John Alexander Rothney. Twentieth-Century World. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001. Print