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Law and War

An American Story

Peter Maguire

When does the waging of war become a criminal act? And who is in a position to judge? Ranging from the American Indian wars to the Civil War to World War I, and culminating with the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials following the Second World War, Peter Maguire provides much-needed historical perspective on the crucial and ever more urgent issues of war and justice. His examples illustrate the gradations of political justice and the perpetual redefinition of war crimes across three continents and more than a century of American foreign policy.

About the Author

Peter Maguire has taught the law and theory of war at Columbia University and Bard College. He was the historical advisor for the documentary Nuremberg: A Courtroom Drama.

"A 'must read' book for all those interested in international criminal law, war crimes, and war crime trials." — Choice

"[An] intriguing historical analysis." — Harvard Law Review

"Perceptive." — Peter Black, Journal of American HistoryUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Outstanding... impressive... this is a terrific book." — Michael R. Belknap, American Historical ReviewUniversity of California, San Diego

"Electrifying! A brilliant portrayal of events and personages.... A five-star accomplishment that will intrigue the reader and prove that, in history, truth is often more fascinating than fiction." — H. W. William Caming, former Nuremberg prosecutor

"An important and fascinating study, marked by impressive research and moral passion, of war atrocities and legal guilt -- from Wounded Knee to Nuremberg" — Ronald Steel, Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

About the Author

Peter Maguire has taught the law and theory of war at Columbia University and Bard College. He was the historical advisor for the documentary Nuremberg: A Courtroom Drama.

Introduction
1. Law and War: An American Story
2. The Changing Rules of War and Peace
3. The American War Crimes Program
4. Shifting Priorities
5. Nuremberg: A Cold War Conflict of Interest
6. The War Criminals and the Restoration of West German Sovereignty
Conclusion
Glossary

About the Author

Peter Maguire has taught the law and theory of war at Columbia University and Bard College. He was the historical advisor for the documentary Nuremberg: A Courtroom Drama.

About the Author

Peter Maguire has taught the law and theory of war at Columbia University and Bard College. He was the historical advisor for the documentary Nuremberg: A Courtroom Drama.

About the Author

Peter Maguire has taught the law and theory of war at Columbia University and Bard College. He was the historical advisor for the documentary Nuremberg: A Courtroom Drama.

About the Author

Peter Maguire has taught the law and theory of war at Columbia University and Bard College. He was the historical advisor for the documentary Nuremberg: A Courtroom Drama.