Elizabeth D. Samet

Elizabeth D. Samet received her BA from Harvard and her PhD in English literature from Yale. She is the author of Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776–1898 and Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature through Peace and War at West Point. Samet has been an English professor at West Point for ten years.

Books in order of publication:

Willing obedience: citizens, soldiers, and the progress of consent in America, 1776-1898. – 2004

Soldier’s heart: reading literature through peace and war at West Point. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. – 2007

No man’s land : preparing for war and peace in post-9/11 America. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. – 2014

Leadership: Essential Writings by Our Greatest Thinkers: a Norton Anthology. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 2015

Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. – 2021

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