Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers  

Kahn, Herman 1922-1983

Military strategist and futurologist. Author of controversial books about nuclear war.

August 2000

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL



Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Brodie, Bernard. War and Politics. New York, Macmillan, 1973. 514 p.
    Kahn, pp 408, 419-421, 430.
Book call no.: 327 B864w

Contemporary Authors. Detroit, MI, Gale Research Co., 1977. 645p
    Herman Kahn, p 326.
Book call no.: R 928 C761 1976 v.65-68

Contemporary Strategy: Theories and Policies, by John Baylis and others. New York, Holmes & Meter, 1975. 324 p.
    Kahn, pp 126-129. See also 2nd ed., revised and enlarged: 355.43 C761 1987.
Book call no.: 355.43 C761

Current Biography Yearbook. 1962. New York, H.W. Wilson, 1962. 496 p.
    Herman Kahn, pp 224-226.
Book call no.: R 920.02 C976 1962

Garnett John. Makers of Nuclear Strategy. New York, St. Martin19s Press, 1991. 206 p.
    Herman Kahn, by John Garnett pp 70-97.
Book call no.: 355.0217 G235m

Howard, Michael. Studies in War and Peace. New York, Viking Press, 1970. 262 p.
    The Classical Strategists, pp 154-183.
Book call no.: 355.48 H851s

Hudson Institute. Alternatives for European Defense in the Next Decade, by Edmund Stillman, Herman Kahn and Anthony J. Wiener. Harmon-on-Hudson, NY, 1964. 165 p.
Book call no.: 355.094 H885a

Hudson Institute. Crises and Arms Control, edited by Anthony J. Wiener and Herman Kahn. Harmon-Hudson, NY, 1962. 415 p. 
Book call no.: 909.82 H885c

Hudson Institute. War Termination Issues and Concepts, by Herman Kahn and others. Croton-on Hudson, NY, 1968. 1 vol. 
Book call no.: 355 H885w

Kahn, Herman. The Nature and Feasibility of War and Deterrence. Washington, GPO, 1960 p.
Book call no.: 341.672 K12n

Kahn, Herman. On Escalation: Metaphors and Scenarios. New York, Praeger, 1965. 308 p.
Book call no.: 355 K12Oa

Kahn, Herman. On Thermonuclear War. 2nd ed. New York, Free Press, 1969. 668 p.
Book call no.: 355 K12O 1969

Kahn, Herman. Thinking About the Unthinkable. New York, Horizon Press, 1962. 254 p.
Book call no.: 355.43 K12t

Kahn, Herman. Thinking about the Unthinkable in the 1980s. New York, Simon and Schuster, 250 p.
Book call no.: 355.43 K12t 1984

Political Profiles: The Kennedy Years. New York, Facts on File, 1976. 621 p
    Herman Kahn, pp 257-258.

Book call no.:  R 920.073 p769

Problems of National Strategy: A Book of Readings, edited by Henry A. Kissinger. New York, Praeger, 1965. 477 p.
    Escalation as a Strategy, by Herman Kahn, pp 17-33.
Book call no.: 355.0973 K61p

Schwarz, Urs. American Strategy: A New Perspective. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1966 178 p.
    Kahn, pp 110-113.
Book call no.: 355.0973 S411a


Kahn, Herman. Why Shelters? Santa Monica, CA, Rand Corp, 1957. 25 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 38043-106


Brown, William. World Lost a Mind, I Lost a Friend. U.S. News & World Report  95:73 September 26, 1983.

Bruce-Briggs, B. Requiem for a Heavyweight. Wall Street Journal, p 26, July 19 1984

Cohen, Sam. Smartest Guy in the Army (Herman Kahn). Army  34:35-39 January 1984

Curl, Richard L. Strategic Doctrine in the Nuclear Age. Strategic Review 3:46-56 Winter 1975.

Gary, Colin S. What RAND Hath Wrought. Foreign Policy 4:111-129 Fall 1971

Herman Kahn: The Unthinkable Optimist. The Futurist 9:286-288 December 1975

Isaacson, Walter. Thinker of the Unthinkable; Herman Kahn, 1922-1983 Time 122:71 July 18, 1983

Kahn, Herman. U.S. Defense Policy: Thinking about the Unthinkable. Defense Science 2000+
    pt 1, An Overview of the Strategic Issues. 1:38-43 Jul-Aug 1982
    pt 2, The Possible Neutralization of Western Europe. 2:34-37 + Feb 1983.

Kilpatrick, James J. Two Cloudy Crystal Balls. Nation's Business 72:5 August 1984

Kraft, Joseph. The War Thinkers. Esquire 58:102-103+ September 1962

McWhirter, William. The Think-Tank Man. Life 65:110-111+ December 6, 1968

Porro, J. D. The Policy War: Brodie vs Kahn. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 38:16-19 June 1982

Seligman, Danie. Doomsday Revisited. Fortune 107:52 April 18, 1983

Smith, Paula. The Happy World of Herman Kahn. Dun's Review 108:64-66 December 1976.

Woodward, Kenneth L. Thinking the Unthinkable. Newsweek 102:31 July 18 1983.

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