State Department-Recommended Reading

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All books are alphabetized by title. An asterisk indicates a Foreign Service author.


Area Studies

Central Asia: The Challenges of Independence

B. Rumer and S. Zhukov

Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China

John Pomfret

China's Rise in Asia: Promises and Perils

Robert Sutter

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Steve Coll

Postwar : A History of Europe Since 1945

T. Judt

The International Politics of the Asia Pacific: Since 1945 (Politics in Asia)

Michael Yahuda

Modern Latin America, Seventh Edition

T.E. Skidmore and P.H. Smith

Modern South Asia: History, Culture and Political Economy

Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

David Fromkin

Russia Since 1980 (The World Since 1980)

Steven Rosefielde and Stefan Hedlund

The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History (Revised and Updated Edition)

Don Oberdorfer

Understanding Contemporary Africa (First Flight Level One Reader)

April A. Gordon and Donald L. Gordon

The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West

Gilles Kepel

Computer Applications

The Longman Guide to the Web

L. Faigley

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Comprehensive, Ninth Edition

J.J. Parson and D. Oja

Consular and Immigration

Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States

Hiroshi Motomura

Immigration Stories

Edited by David A. Martin and Peter H. Schuck

Japanese Today: Change and Continuity, Enlarged Edition

Edwin O. Reischauer and Marius B. Jansen

Laws Harsh As Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law (Studies in Legal History)

Lucy Salyer

Economics and Public Policy

Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines

G.P. Shultz and K.W. Dam

Macroeconomics, Sixth Edition

R.E. Hall and D.H. Papell

Principles of Microeconomics

G. Mankiw

Public Policy in the United States: At the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century

M.E. Rushefsky

English Language Usage

The Chicago Manual of Style

University of Chicago Press Staff

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

W. Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White

Management and Human Behavior

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Maldolm Gladwell

Employment Discrimination Law

D.P. Twomey

Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organizations

G. Moorhead and R.W. Griffin

Public Affairs and the Media

Dynamics of Mass Communications: Media in the Digital Age with Media World DVD and PowerWeb

J.R. Dominick

Intercultural Communication: A Reader (with InfoTrac®)

Edited by L.A. Samovar, R.E. Porter and E.R. McDaniel

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands (The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More than 60 Countries)

T. Morrison and A.W. Conaway

Public Speaking

M. Osborn and S. Osborn

United States Culture, Foreign Policy, History, and Politics

Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic

J.W. Davidson et al.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

E.D. Hirsch, J.F. Kett and J. Trefil

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States

M.B. Norton et al.

The Politics of United States Foreign Policy (with InfoTrac)

J. Rosati

Racial and Ethnic Relations (7th Edition)

J.R. Feagin and C.B. Feagin

Women and the American Experience

N. Woloch

World History and Geography

Atlas of the World, 16th Edition

Oxford University Press

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond

Heritage of World Civilizations, Combined Volume (7th Edition)

A.M. Craig et al.

A History of the Twentieth Century: The Concise Edition of the Acclaimed World History

Martin Gilbert