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Selected Bibliography from The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars


The following is a bibliography of revisionist works that was included in The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars, published by The Future of Freedom Foundation in 1996. The bibliography was prepared by Richard M. Ebeling.

Acton, Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton). “Nationality,” in Essays in the History of Liberty. Indianapolis, Ind.: Liberty Classics, 1985.

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

Angell, Norman. The Fruits of Victory. New York: The Century Co., 1921.

_____. The Great Illusion [1911]. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1933.

_____. This Have and Have-Not Business: Political Fantasy and Economic Fact. London: Hamish Hamilton, Publisher, 1936.

Armstrong, Anne. Unconditional Surrender. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1961.

Balabkins, Nicholas. Germany Under Direct Controls: Economic Aspects of Industrial Disarmament, 1945–1948. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1964.

Barnes, Harry Elmer. The Genesis of the World War. New York: Alfred Knopf Co., 1929.

_____. In Quest of Truth and Justice: De-Bunking the War-Guilt Myth [1928]. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ralph Myers Publisher, Inc., 1972.

_____. “Pearl Harbor After a Quarter of a Century,” Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought, Vol. IV (1968).

_____. Revisionism: A Key to Peace and Other Essays. San Francisco: The Cato Institute, 1980.

_____. Selected Revisionist Papers. New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1972.

_____. ed., Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: A Critical Examination of the Foreign Policy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Its Aftermath. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1953.

Bartlett, Bruce R. Cover-Up: The Politics of Pearl Harbor, 1941–1946. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, Publishers, 1978.

Baudin, Louis. Free Trade and Peace. Paris: International Institute of Intellectual Co-Operation, 1939.

Beach, Edward L. Scapegoats: A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

Beard, Charles A. American Foreign Policy in the Making, 1932–1940: A Study in Responsibilities. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1946.

_____. The Devil Theory of War: An Inquiry into the Nature of History and the Possibility of Keeping Out of War. New York: The Vanguard Press, 1936.

_____. Giddy Minds and Foreign Quarrels: An Estimate of American Foreign Policy. New York: Macmillan Co., 1939.

_____. President Roosevelt and the Coming of the War 1941:A Study in Appearances and Realities. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1948.

Beisner, Robert L. Twelve Against Empire: The Anti-Imperialists, 1898–1900. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1968.

Belgion, Montgomery. Victor’s Justice. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1949.

Bethell, Nicholas. The Last Secret. New York: Basic Books, 1974.

Brown, Elizabeth Churchill. The Enemy at His Back. New York: The Bookmailer, 1956.

Bruce, Stewart E. The War Guilt and the Peace Crimes of the Entente Allies. New York: F.L. Searl & Co., 1920.

Burns, C. Delisle. A Short History of International Intercourse. New York: Oxford University Press, 1924.

Carpenter, Ted Galen. ed. America Entangled: The Persian Gulf Crisis and Its Consequences. Washington, D.C.: The Cato Institute, 1991.

_____. A Search for Enemies: America’s Alliances after the Cold War. Washington, D.C.: The Cato Institute, 1992.

Carter, Boake, and Thomas H. Healy. Why Meddle in the Orient? Facts, Figures, Fictions, and Follies. New York: Dodge Publishing Co., 1938.

Castle, Eugene W. Billions, Blunders and Baloney: The Fantastic Story of How Uncle Sam Squanders Your Money Overseas. New York: Devin-Adair Co., 1955.

_____. The Great Giveaway: The Realities of Foreign Aid. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1957.

Chamberlin, William Henry. America’s Second Crusade. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1950.

_____. “From Appeasement to Containment,” in Beyond Containment. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1953.

_____. “What Became of Isolationism?” in The Evolution of a Conservative. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1959.

Charmley, John. Churchill: The End to Glory. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993.

Cohen. Warren I. The American Revisionists: The Lessons of Intervention in World War I. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1967.

Colby, Bejamin. ’Twas a Famous Victory: Deception and Propoganda in the War with Germany. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, Publishers, 1974.

Cole, Wayne S. America First: The Battle Against Intervention, 1940–1941. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1953.

_____. Charles A. Lindbergh and the Battle Against American Intervention in World War II. New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1974.

_____. Roosevelt and the Isolationists, 1932–45. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.

Costello, John. Days of Infamy: MacArthur, Roosevelt, Churchill—The Shocking Truth Revealed. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.

_____. The Pacific War, 1941–1945. New York: Rawson Wade Publishers, Inc., 1981.

Cowen, Tyler. “The Marshall Plan: Myths and Realities,” in U.S. Aid to the Developing World: A Free Market Agenda, Doug Bandow, ed. Washington, D.C.: The Heritage Foundation, 1985.

Crocker, George N. Roosevelt’s Road to Russia. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1961.

Deane, John R. The Strange Alliance: The Story of Our Efforts at Wartime Cooperation with Russia. New York: The Viking Press, 1946.

Delaisi, Francis. Political Myths and Economic Realities. London: Noel Douglas, 1925.

Dickinson, G.L. The International Anarchy, 1904–1914. New York: The Century Co., 1926.

Doenecke, Justus D. In Danger Undaunted: The Anti-Interventionist Movement of 1940–1941 as Revealed in the Papers of the America First Committee. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution, 1990.

_____. The Literature of Isolationism: A Guide to Non-Interventionist Scholarship, 1930–1972. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ralph Myles Publisher, Inc., 1972.

_____. Not to the Swift: The Old Isolationists in the Cold War Era. East Brunswick, N.J.: Associated University Press, 1979.

Eberstadt, Nicholas. Foreign Aid and American Purpose. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 1988.

Edoin, Hoito. The Night Tokyo Burned: The Incendiary Campaign Against Japan, March–August, 1945. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987.

Ekirch, Arthur A., Jr. The Civilian and the Military. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.

_____. The Decline of American Liberalism. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1955.

Eksteins, Modris. Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age. New York: Doubleday, 1990.

Elliott, Mark R. Pawns of Yalta: Soviet Refugees and America’s role in Their Repatriation Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982.

Epstein, Julius. Operation Keelhaul. New York: Devin-Adair, 1973.

Farr, Finis. FDR. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, Publishers, 1972.

Fay, S.B. The Origins of the World War, 2 Vols. New York: Macmillan Co., 1930.

Fenno, Richard F., Jr. ed. The Yalta Conference. Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., 1955.

Ferrell, Robert H. Woodrow Wilson and World War I, 1917–1921. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1985.

Ferrero, Guglielmo. “Forms of War and International Anarchy,” in The World Crisis, Wiliam E. Rappard, ed. [1938]. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.

_____. Militarism [1902]. New York: Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1971.

_____. Peace and War [1933]. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.

_____. The Unity of the World. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930.

Fish, Hamilton. FDR, The Other Side of the Coin: How We Were Tricked into World War II. New York: Vantage Books, 1976.

Flynn, John T. As We Go Marching. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran, 1944.

_____. The Decline of the American Republic. New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1955.

_____. The Roosevelt Myth. New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1948: rev. ed., 1956.

_____. The Truth About Pearl Harbor. New York: John T. Flynn, 1944.

_____. While You Slept: Our Tragedy in Asia and Who Made It. New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1951.

Fussell, Paul. Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Garrett, Garrett. The American Story. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1955.

_____. “Rise of Empire” in The People’s Pottage. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1953.

Grattan, C. Hartley. The Deadly Parallel. New York: Stackpole Sons, 1939.

_____. Why We Fought. New York: Vanguard Press, 1929.

Grenfell, Russell. Unconditional Hatred: German War Guilt and the Future of Europe. Old Greenwich, Conn.: The Devin Adair Co., 1953.

Grenville, J.A.S. A History of the World in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994.

Hamlin, C.H. The War Myth in United States History. New York: Vanguard Press, 1927.

Harper, F.A. “In Search of Peace,” [1951] in The Writings of F.A. Harper, Vol. 2. Menlo Park, Calif.: Institute for Humane Studies, 1979.

Harrison, Alferdteen, ed. Black Exodus: The Great Migration from the American South. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

Hayes, Carlton J.H. Essays on Nationalism. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1926.

_____. The Historical Evolution of Modern Nationalism. New York: Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1931.

Hazlitt, Henry. “Can We Buy Off Communism?” (The Marshall Plan), Newsweek(December 15, 1947).

_____. “Collectivism on Relief,” (The Marshall Plan) Newsweek (July 19, 1948).

_____. “Communism and the Marshall Plan,” Newsweek (March 8, 1948).

_____. “Dangers of Dollar Diplomacy,” (The Marshall Plan) Newsweek (July 12, 1948).

_____. “The Future of Foreign Aid,” (The Marshall Plan) Newsweek (January 16, 1950).

_____. Illusions of Point Four. Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: The Foundation for Economic Education, 1950.

_____. “The Marshall Plan: We Cannot Buy Off the Russians,” Newsweek(January 26, 1948).

_____. “Sense Instead of Dollars,” (The Marshall Plan) Newsweek (March 28, 1949).

_____. “Subsidizing Planned Chaos” (The Marshall Plan) Newsweek (June 23, 1949).

_____. “The Uncalculated Risk,” (The Marshall Plan), Newsweek (January 5, 1948).

_____. “What Are We Trying to Do,” (The Marshall Plan) Newsweek (February 28, 1949).

_____. Will Dollars Save the World? New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., Inc., 1947.

Higgs, Robert. Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Hobson, J.A. Richard Cobden: The International Man. London: Ernest Benn, Ltd. 1968.

Huxley-Blythe, Peter. The East Came West. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1964.

Hyde, Montgomery. Room 3603. New York: Farrar & Straus, 1964.

_____. The Destruction of Dresden. London: William Kimber & Co., Ltd., 1963.

_____. Hitler’s War, 2 Vols. New York: Avon Books, 1990.

Johnson, Daniel M., and Rex R. Campbell. Black Migration in America: A Social Demographic History. Durham: Duke University Press, 1981.

Karp, Walter. The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic, 1890-1920. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1979.

Kennedy, David M. Over Here: The First World War and American Society.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Kimball, Husband E. Admiral Kimmel’s Story. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1995.

Kubek, Anthony. How the Far East Was Lost: American Policy and the Creation of Communist China, 1941-1949. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1963.

Layton, Edwart T. “And I Was There”: Pearl Harbor and Midway—Breaking the Secrets. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1985.

Liggio, Leonard. Why the Futile Crusade? [1965] New York: Center for Libertarian Studies, 1978.

_____ and James J. Martin, ed. Watershed of Empire: Essays on New Deal Foreign Diplomacy. Colorado Springs, Colo. Ralph Myles Publisher Inc., 1976.

Manly, Chesley. The Twenty-Year Revolution, from Roosevelt to Eisenhower.Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1954.

Marks, Frederick W., III. Wind Over Sand: The Diplomacy of Franklin Roosevelt. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1988.

Marshall, Jonathan. To Have and Have Not: Southeast Asian Raw Materials and the Origins of the Pacific War. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Martin, James J. American Liberalism and World Politics, 1931-1941: Liberalism’s Press and Spokesmen on the Road Back to War Between Mukden and Pearl Harbor, 2 Vols. New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1964.

_____. Beyond Pearl Harbor: Essays on Some Historical Consequences of the Crisis in the Pacific in 1941. Little Current, Ontario: Plowshare Press, 1981.

_____. Revisionist Viewpoints: Essays in Dissident Historical Tradition.Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ralph Myles Publisher, Inc. 1971.

_____. The Saga of Hog Island and Other Essays in Inconvenient History.Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ralph Myles Publisher, Inc. 1977.

Miller, Stuart Creighton. “Benevolent Assimilation”: The American Conquest of the Philippines, 1899-1903. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press.

Millis, Walter. The Martial Spirit. Cambridge, Mass. Literary Guild of America, 1931.

_____. Road to War: America, 1914-1917. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1935.

Milsche, F.O. Unconditional Surrender. London: Faber and Faber, Ltd., 1952.

Mises, Ludwig von. Liberalism, in the Classical Tradition [1927]. Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: The Foundation for Economic Education, 1985.

_____. Nation, State, and Economy: Contributions to the Politics and History of Our Time [1919]. New York: New York University Press, 1983.

_____. Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War.New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1944.

_____. Socialism, An Economic and Sociological Analysis [1922; rev. 3rd ed., 1951]. Indianapolis, Ind.: Liberty Classics, 1981.

Morgenstern, George. Pearl Harbor: The Story of the Secret War. New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1947.

Morley, Felix. “Democracy and Empire,” in Freedom and Federalism [1959]. Indianapolis, Ind.: Liberty Press, 1981.

Neumann, William L. After Victory: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and the Making of the Peace. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967.

_____. America Encounters Japan: From Perry to MacArthur. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1963.

_____. Making the Peace. Chicago, Henry Regnery Co., 1948.

Nisbet, Robert. The Present Age: Progress and Anarchy in Modern America.New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

_____. Roosevelt and Stalin: The Failed Courtship. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Gateway, 1988.

Nock, Albert Jay. The Myth of a Guilty Nation. New York: B.W. Huebsch, Inc., 1922.

Peterson, H.C. Propaganda for War. Oklahoma City: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939.

Polakoff, Keith I. Political Parties in American History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.

Ponting, Clive. Churchill. London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994.

Radosh, Ronald. Prophets on the Right: Conservative Critics of American Globalism. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1975.

Raimondo, Justin. Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement. Burlingame, Calif.: The Center for Libertarian Studies, 1933.

Rand, Ayn. The Romantic Manifesto, rev. ed. New York: Signet, 1975.

_____. “The Roots of War,” in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York: The New American Library, Inc., 1967.

Revenal, Earl C. Never Again: Learning from America’s Foreign Policy Failures. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1975.

Regnery, Henry. “Revisionism—World War II,” in Memoirs of a Dissident Publisher. Chicago: Regnery Books, 1985.

Reiners, Ludwig. The Lights Went Out in Europe. New York Pantheon Books, 1956.

Riddle, Wesley Allen. “War and Individual Liberty in American History,” inLeviathan at War, ed. Edmund A. Opitz. Irvington, N.Y.: The Foundation for Economic Education, 1995.

Robbins, Lionel. The Economic Causes of War [1939]. New York: Howard Fertig, 1968.

Rothbard, Murray N. “The Foreign Policy of the Old Right,” Journal of Libertarian Studies (Winter 1978).

_____. “War, Peace and the State,” in Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature and Other Essays. Washington, D.C.: Libertarian Review Press, 1974.

Rummel, R.J. Death by Government. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 1994.

Rusbridger, James, and Eric Nave. Betrayal at Pearl Harbor: How Churchill Lured Roosevelt into World War II. New York: Summit Books, 1991.

Russett, Bruce M. No Clear and Present Danger: A Skeptical View of the United States Entry into World War II. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1972.

Sanborn, Frederic R. Design for War: A Study of Secret Power Politics, 1937-1941. New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1951.

Sanders, James D., Mark A. Sauter, and R. Cort Kirkwood. Soldiers of Misfortune: Washington’s Secret Betrayal of American POW’s in the Soviet Union. Washington, D.C.: National Press Books, 1992.

Schaffer, Ronald. America in the Great War: The Rise of the War Welfare State.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Schogan, Ronald. Hard Bargain: How FDR Twisted Chuchill’s Arm, Evaded the Law and Changed the Role of the American Presidency. New York: Scribner, 1995.

Silberner, Edmund. The Problem of War in Nineteenth Century Economic Thought [1946]. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1972.

Skates, John Ray. The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995.

Spencer, Herbert. Facts and Comments [1902]. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970.

Staley, Eugene. Foreign Investment and War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1935.

_____. War and the Private Investor [1935]. New York: Howard Fertig, 1967.

Standley, William H., and Arthur A. Ageton. Admiral Ambassador to Russia.Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1955.

Stenehjem, Michele Flynn. An American First: John T. Flynn and the America First Committee. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, Publishers, 1976.

Stoler, Mark A. and Marshall True. Explorations in American History, Vol. 2. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Sulzbach, Walter. “Capitalistic Warmongers”: A Modern Superstition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1942.

_____. National Consciousness. Washington, D.C.: American Council of Public Affairs,1943.

Sumner, William Graham. War and Other Essays [1911]. Freeport, N.Y. Books for Libraries Press, 1970.

Suvorov, Viktor. Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War? London: Hamish Hamilton, 1990.

Swanwick, H.M. Collective Insecurity. London: Jonathan Cape, Ltd., 1937.

Tansill, Charles Callan. America Goes to War. New York: Little, Brown, and Co., 1938.

_____. Back Door to War: The Roosevelt Foreign Policy, 1933-1941. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1952.

Taylor, A.J.P. The Origins of the Second World War. New York: Atheneum, 1961.

Theobald, Robert A. The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor: The Washington Contribution to the Japanese Attack. Old Greenwich, Conn.: The Devin-Adair Co., 1954.

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

Thompson, Robert Smith. A Time for War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Path to Pearl Harbor. New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1991.

Toland, John. Adolf Hitler, 2 Vols. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1982.

_____. Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1982.

_____. The Last 100 Days. New York: Random House, 1965.

_____. The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945. New York: Random House, 1970.

Tolly, Kemp. Cruise of the Lanikai: To Provoke the Pacific War [1973]. Dallas, Tex.: Admiral Nimitz Foundation, 1994.

Tolstoy, Nikolai. The Secret Betrayal. New York: Charles Scribner, 1978.

Topitsch, Ernst. Stalin’s War: A Radical New Theory of the Origins of the Second World War. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987.

Utley, Freda. The China Story. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1949.

Vagts, Alfred. A History of Militarism, Civilian and Military. London: Hollis and Carter, 1969.

Veale, F.J.P. Advance to Barbarism: The Development of Total Warfare. New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1968.

_____. Crimes Discreetly Veiled. New York: The Devin-Adair Co., 1959.

Waller, George M., ed. Pearl Harbor: Roosevelt and the Coming of the War. Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., 1953.

Wedemeyer, Albert C. Wedemeyer Reports! New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1958.

Wittmeyer, Felix. The Yalta Betrayal. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1953.

Wormser, Rene. Conservatively Speaking. Mendham, N.J.: Wayne E. Dorland Co., 1979.

_____. The Myth of the Good and Bad Nations. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1954.

Zayas, Alfred-Maurice de. Nemesis at Potsdam: The Expulsion of the Germans from the East. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

_____. A Terrible Revenge: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Eastern European Germans, 1944-1950. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994.

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    Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. He was formerly professor of Economics at Northwood University, president of The Foundation for Economic Education (2003–2008), was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College (1988–2003) in Hillsdale, Michigan, and served as vice president of academic affairs for The Future of Freedom Foundation (1989–2003).