I thought that I had put a lot of research into the original game, but this book required even more. Thus, while this bibliography features many works for the game, it contains more works not included there.
Problems of the Modern World
Boyd, Andrew. An Atlas of World Affairs. 7th ed. London and New York: Methuen, 1983. Covers each region of the world, discussing its political issues and how it affects the global equation. Not as insightful as Dunnigans book, but a good second opinion.
Chant, Christopher, and Hogg, Ian. Nuclear War in the 1980s? New York: Harper and Row, 1983. Lots of colorful pictures of rockets, guns, airplanes, and so forth. Some elementary information on the mechanics of nuclear war. Average text entry is only one page long. Get this for your teenager.
Council on Environmental Quality. The Global 2000 Report to the President. New York: Penguin Books, 1982. Lots and lots of hard data on declining resources of all kinds.
Dunnigan, James F. How to Make War. New York: Morrow, 1982. An excellent description of the mechanics of modern warfare.
Dunnigan, James F., and Bay, Austin. A Quick and Dirty Guide to War. New York: Morrow, 1985. Subtitled Briefings on Present and Potential Wars, this book is loaded with solid information on the wars going on around the world.
Gervasi, Tom. Americas War Machine. New York: Grove Press, 1984. The Whole Earth Catalog of weapons systems. A strong anti-militaristic tone pervades the book.
Griffiths, Ieuan. An Atlas of African Affairs. London and New York: Methuen, 1984. A treatment focusing on Africa and its problems.
Ground Zero. What About the Russians - and Nuclear War? New York: Pocket Books, 1983. A balanced and careful discussion of the Soviet Union - its people, government, history, and psychology - and how these factors affect Soviet nuclear policy. Recommended reading.
Kaplan, Fred. The Wizards of Armageddon. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. The story of the think-tank people who developed the strategies for nuclear war. An interesting exposition of how our thinking on nuclear war has developed. These people figured out _how_ to fight nuclear war without ever asking _why_ we should fight - that wasnt their job, I suppose.
Kennan, George F. The Nuclear Delusion. New York: Pantheon, 1982.
Kidron, Michael, and Segal, Ronald. The State of the World Atlas. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981. Similar to The War Atlas, but more general in the themes it addresses: natural resources, economy, government, society, and so forth.
Kidron, Michael, and Smith, Dan. The War Atlas. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. Forty multicolored maps showing the factors affecting war and peace in the world of the 1980s. The strong graphics make esoteric factors more understandable. This book was the inspiration for the map-intensive display of Balance of Power. I only wish I had as many colors as they do.
Kissinger, Henry. The White House Years and Years of Upheaval. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1979 and 1982. Whether or not you agreed with Dr. Kissingers policies, you will find these two books immensely informative on the workings of superpower diplomacy. Fascinating reading, highly recommended.
Millar, T.B. The East-West Strategic Balance. Winchester, MA: Allen & Unwin, 1981. A region-by-region analysis of the geopolitical positions and strengths of the two superpowers.
Pluto-Maspero Project. World View 1982. Boston: South End Press, 1982. An economic and geopolitical yearbook with a decidedly left-wing slant. Americans who do not understand European leftist anxieties about American policies should read this with an open but not gullible mind.
Spector, Leonard S. Nuclear Proliferation Today. New York: Vintage Books, 1984. I didnt include proliferation in the game, and Im glad I didnt - youd never win! This book should scare you. Lots of detailed information on how and why the nuclear genie is out of the bottle.
Suvorov, Viktor. Inside the Soviet Army. New York: Macmillan, 1982. A defector talks about how the Soviet Army functions. Scary business; these people are not sweetie pies!
Allison, Graham T. Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1971. An analysis of the logical, political, and bureaucratic factors that led to the Cuban missile crisis and its resolution.
Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce. The War Trap. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981. A theoretical work that attempts to establish a mathematically rigorous theory explaining how seemingly reasonable national policies tend to trap nations into wars. Lots of equations for you math types. In the end, I elected not to use the very impressive mathematical results; I just couldnt work them in.
Howard, Michael. The Causes of Wars. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984. A series of essays by a noted historian. Thought-provoking, but somewhat advanced for the general reader.
Levy, Jack S. War in the Modern Great Power System. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1983. A statistical analysis of 119 major wars fought in the last 500 years. Some things have changed and some things have not.
Luttwak, Edward. Coup dEtat: A Practical Handbook. 2d ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1979. An academic analysis presented in the form of a detailed handbook on the strategy and tactics of the modern coup. Purportedly used by at least one unsuccessful plotter.
Pimlott, John, ed. Guerrilla Warfare. New York: The Military Press, 1985. A big picture book with some surprisingly astute analysis of the theory of guerrilla war.
Prados, John. The Soviet Estimate. New York: Dial Press, 1982. A history of American assessment of Russian military strength. We always seemed to overestimate them.
Taylor, Charles Lewis, and Jodice, David A. World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983. A two-volume compilation of numbers about the nations of the world. This is a scholarly work, not for general readers. Nevertheless, the numbers are fascinating.
Burns, Thomas. A History of the Ostrogoths. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984. I went through this book trying to get a good quote about feudal Finlandization and failed.
Caesar, Julius. The Conquest of Gaul. Translated by S.A. Hanford. New York: Penguin, 1951. He came, he conquered, he wrote.
Fair, Charles. From the Jaws of Victory. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. One of the truly great books about war. The chapter on Charles XII of Sweden, and especially its conclusion, affected me greatly.
Ferrill, Arther. The Origins of War: From the Stone Age to Alexander the Great. New York: Thames and Hanson (dist. by W. W. Norton), 1985. The origins of war, up to the time of Alexander. Concentrates on military strategy and tactics, not the reasons why we started this insanity.
Gregory of Tours. The History of the Franks. Translated by Lewis Thorpe. New York: Penguin, 1974. Franks kill Franks as saintly author tut-tuts. They _did_ have some great names: Childebert, Theudebert, Theudebald, Chilperic, Sigibert, and Chlodomer. Seeking names for that new child?
Kennedy, Robert F. Thirteen Days. New York: Norton, 1969. A very personal memoir of the Cuban missile crisis.
Luckenbill, D. D. Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia. 2 volumes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1927; reprint: Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1969.
Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Prince. Translated by George Bull. New York: Penguin, 1961. Described as the Bible of realpolitik, this little book contains much common sense about the art of ruling, but is too closely tied to Renaissance Italy to be of great relevance today.
Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J. The World of the Huns: Studies in Their History and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973. Who would have thought that Attila the Hun could be boring? Very academic.
Shirer, William L. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. New York: Fawcett, 1950. The whole bloody story, frightening in its details.
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War. Translated by Rex Warner. New York: Penguin Books, 1954. Greeks fight Greeks in this long history.
Tuchman, Barbara W. The Guns of August. New York: Macmillan, 1962. A history of the events leading up to the outbreak of World War I and the first months of fighting. Good reading.
Ulam, Adam B. Russias Failed Revolutions: From the Decembrists to the Dissidents. New York: Basic Books, 1981.