Gary Bass

Gary Bass, William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War at Princeton University, is the author of Judgment at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia (Knopf); The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide (Knopf); Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention (Knopf); and Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press).

The Blood Telegram was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in general nonfiction and won the Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bernard Schwartz Book Award from the Asia Society, the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, the Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Ramnath Goenka Award in India. It was a New York Times and Washington Post notable book of the year, and a best book of the year in The Economist, Financial Times, The New Republic, and Kirkus Reviews. Freedom's Battle was a New York Times notable book of the year and a Washington Post best book of the year. Judgment at Tokyo was named as one of 10 best books of the year by The Washington Post; the 12 essential nonfiction books of the year by The New Yorker; the 100 notable books of the year by The New York Times; the best books of the year by The EconomistForeign Affairs, and Air Mail; and a New York Times Book Review editors’ choice.

Bass has written articles for International Security, Ethics, Philosophy & Public Affairs, The Yale Journal of International Law, The Michigan Law Review, Daedalus, Nomos, and other journals, as well as numerous book chapters in edited volumes. A former reporter for The Economist, Bass writes often for The New York Times, and has also written for the The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and other publications. A.B. Harvard College, Ph.D. Harvard University.

Judgment at Tokyo book cover
Stay the Hand of Vengeance book cover
The Blood Telegram
The Blood Telegram vintage book cover
The Blood Telegram
The Blood Telegram
The Blood Telegram
book cover of Spanish translation of Stay the Hand of Vengeance