Books to purchase (should be available at AU bookstore; also available cheaply online – any edition/format (kindle, etc.) is acceptable). Complementary readings will be available on blackboard.
Required for purchase (we will read all or parts of these):
John Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (Norton, 2000)
Rory Stewart, The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq (Harcourt, 2007)
Richard Holbrooke, To End a War (Modern Library, 1999)
James Dobbins, After the Taliban: Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Potomac, 2008)