Selected Publications

Books by james wright

War and American Life: Reflections on Those Who Serve and Sacrifice (Brandeis University Press, 2022)

Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War (Thomas Dunne Books. St. Martins’s Press, NY: 2017)

Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of American Wars and Those Who Fought Them, (Public Affairs 2012)

The Progressive Yankees: Republican Reformers in New Hampshire (University Press of New England, 1987)

The Great Plains Experience: Readings in the History of a Region (Author and co-editor, University of Mid-America, 1978)

The Politics of Populism: Dissent in Colorado (Yale University Press, 1974)

The West of the American People (co-editor, Itasca, Illinois, F.E. Peacock, Publishers, 1970)

The Galena Lead District: Federal Policy and Practices, 1824-1847 (Madison, The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1966)


Op Eds, Essays, Blogs by James Wright

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Nov/Dec 2020, “Good Neighbor”

DefenseOne.com, 11/1/20, “The Election Without a Debate Over War”

Valley News, 7/12/20, “We Are Always Rewriting the Past – We Must”

Los Angeles Times, 5/25/20, “We’ve Learned to Thank Those Who Serve, Whether It’s in War or During a Pandemic”

DefenseOne.com, 12/15/19, “Nixon’s Leniency After My Lai Hurt Veterans. Trump’s May, Too”

Vietnam [magazine], June 2019, “The Capture of Hamburger Hill” [featured article]

Vietnam [magazine], June 2019, “Walking the Hill They Died On [Reflections section

MilitaryTimes.com, 6/27/19, “The Human Face of War”

MilitaryTimes.com, 5/20/19, “As We Remember Normandy, Let’s Not Forget Hamburger Hill”

MilitaryTimes.com, 9/21/18,“How Modern Wars Are Changing the Definition of Heroism”

DefenseOne.com, 10/13/17, “The Real Lessons of Vietnam – And Afghanistan”

TheHill.com, 7/28/17, "GI Bill 2017: Investing in the Future of the Republic"

The Atlantic, 5/29/17, "The Challenge of Memorializing America’s Wars"

New York Times, 4/11/17, "The Baby Boomer War"

The Atlantic, 5/30/16, "Remembering Those Who Wore the 'Boots on the Ground'"

The Atlantic, 7/23/13, "What We Learned From the Korean War"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/3/13, "Remember: Those Who Fight Wars Die in Wars"

The Atlantic, 5/1/13, "10 Years After 'Mission Accomplished,' the Risks of Another Intervention"

The Atlantic, 3/25/13, "Have Americans Forgotten Afghanistan?"

Huffington Post, 12/13/12, "War in Afghanistan: The Unseen Sacrifice"

Huffington Post, 11/11/12, "Veterans Day Is for Remembering -- And for Looking Ahead"

Huffington Post, 10/4/12, "The Forgotten 1%"

Foreign Affairs, 8/11/12, "Bearing the Cost of War: Why the U.S. Should Raise Taxes -- Just As it Has in Previous Conflicts"

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 7, 2008,  “The New G I Bill:  It’s a Win-Win Proposition”

The Boston Globe, October 6, 2007, “Honoring Veterans”

NCAA News,  November 21, 2005  “ In recruiting, early not always better,"