An abundance of books on drones have been published this year. These publications deal with a host of issues ranging from the legal and ethical dimensions of targeted killing to practical guides for budding drone hobbyists. A few of these books take a longer view of the drone. For example, in Predator, Richard Whittle profiles America’s most lethal drone.The American Way of Bombing contains a series of essays that address the history of aerial bombardment. The books listed below are a diverse collection of perspectives and approaches to the issues surrounding drones. For anybody looking to bulk up on your drone knowledge this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of this year’s noteworthy drone books, as well as a few standouts from years past.
Published This Year
Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition (September 16, 2014)
For our interview with Richard Whittle, click here.
John Kaag and Sarah Kreps
Polity; 1 edition (August 11, 2014)
Peter Bergen (Editor), Daniel Rothenberg (Editor)
Cambridge University Press (December 8, 2014)
Matthew Evangelista (Editor), Henry Shue (Editor)
Cornell University Press; 1 edition (August 19, 2014)
IDEA Publications (December 19, 2014)
Edited by Marjorie Cohn, foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Olive Branch Pr (November 3, 2014)
Richard A. Clarke
Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition (May 13, 2014)
For our interview with Richard Clarke, click here.
lulu.com (March 17, 2014)
John M. Glover
DroneUniversity (October 18, 2014)
Robin R. Murphy
The MIT Press (February 14, 2014)
Dr. Jerry LeMieux
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 9, 2014)
Peter W. Singer
Penguin Books; Reprint edition (December 29, 2009)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (June 5, 2012)
For our interview with Daniel Klaidman, click here.
Verso; Fully revised and updated edition (April 9, 2013)
For our interview with Medea Benjamin, click here.
Matt J. Martin and Charles W. Sasser
Zenith Press; First edition (November 12, 2010)
On the Horizon
New Press, The (January 6, 2015)
Bloomsbury Academic (January 29, 2015)
For our conversation with Adam Rothstein, click here.
Que Publishing; 1 edition (May 11, 2015)