Judge Advocate General's Corps Professional Reading List

This reading list is for all members of the Corps - military and civilian. Its intent is to enhance one's understanding of military law and the role of the Judge Advocate General's Corps in our Army. Consequently, this list consists of both foundational documents with which every member of the Regiment should be familiar, as well as those tailored to an individual's job or interest.

This revision was published March 2010.

General Military Legal History

Book cover for Military Law and Precedents

Book cover for Marines and Military Law in Vietnam: Trial by Fire

Book cover for First 50 Years: U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Department

Book cover for The Army Lawyer: A History of the Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1775-1995

Book cover for Judge Advocates in Vietnam: Army Lawyers in Southeast Asia, 1959-1975

Book cover for Judge Advocates in Combat: Army Lawyers in Military Operations from Vietnam to Haiti

International Law and Law of Armed Combat

Book cover for The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict

Book cover for The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir

Book cover for Son Thang: An American War Crime

Book cover for The Scourge of the Swastika: A History of Nazi War Crimes During World War II

Book cover for Geneva Convention, Commentary: For the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field - The Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949

Book cover for America in Vietnam

Book cover for The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes

Book cover for The Peers Inquiry of the Massacre at My Lai

Book cover for Casualties of War

Book cover for Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor

Book cover for The law of war, a documentary history

Book cover for Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror

Administrative, Civil (including Litigation), Constitutional, Contract, and Environmental Law

Book cover for McElhaney's Trial Notebook

Book cover for Fundamentals of Trial Techniques

Book cover for A Civil Action

Book cover for America's Constitution: A Biography

Military Justice

Book cover for Rocks & Shoals: Naval Discipline in the Age of Fighting Sail

Book cover for Military Justice Is to Justice As Military Music Is to Music.

Book cover for The Court-Martial of Lieutenant Henry Flipper

Book cover for Medina

Book cover for Military Justice in America: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1775-1980

Book cover for The Execution of Private Slovik

Book cover for Swords and Scales: The Development of the Uniform Code of Military Justice

Book cover for Evolving Military Justice

Book cover for Great court-martial cases

Book cover for Vietnam Stories: A Judge's Memoir