Books about McNamara’s Pentagon years, as well as a range of published reviews.

The McNamara Strategy

William W. Kaufmann (1964) The McNamara Strategy

Review (1965) Bernard Brodie, World Politics, Vol.17, No.4 (Jul 1965), 672-686

Review (1966) Bruce M. Russett, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.10, No.1 (Mar 1966), 122-127

Decisions of Robert McNamara (Roherty)

James M. Roherty (1970) Decisions of Robert S. McNamara: a study of the role of the Secretary of Defense

Review (1971) Michael H. Armacost, The Annals of the American Academy…, Vol.396 (Jul 1971), 179-180

Review (1971) B. Ramesh Babu, American Quarterly, Vol.23, No.3 (Aug 1971), 332-333

Review (1971) Peter Nailor, International Affairs, Vol.47, No.2 (Apr 1971), 394-395

Review (1972) Arthur D. Larson, Polity, Vol.4, No.4 (Summer 1972), 557-562

McNamara (Trewhitt)

Henry L. Trewhitt (1970) McNamara: his ordeal in the Pentagon


Promise and Power (Shapley)

Deborah Shapley (1993) Promise and Power: the life and times of Robert McNamara


The Fog of War

James G. Blight & Janet M. Lang (1994) The Fog of War: lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara


The Living and the Dead (Hendrickson)

Paul Hendrickson (1995) The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and five lives of a lost war


Dereliction of Duty (H R McMaster)

H. R. McMaster (2017) Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the lies that led to Vietnam


McNamara as a Transformative Leader

Andrew J. Lippert, Lt. Col. (2016) McNamara as a Transformative Leader


Robert McNamara's Other War

Patrick Allan Sharma (2017) Robert McNamara’s Other War: the World Bank and international development