Books & Articles

Swanee Hunt’s byline has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and Boston Globe, among numerous publications. She has three books published by Duke University Press and is currently writing Rwandan Women Rising.

Books By Swanee Hunt

Worlds ApartWorlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security

Duke University Press | 2011
Swanee Hunt tells of a well-meaning foreign policy establishment often deaf to the voices of everyday people. Its focus is the Bosnian War, but its implications extend to any situation that prompts the consideration of military intervention on humanitarian grounds.
Order from Duke University Press or an independent, local bookstore.

Half-Life of a ZealotHalf-Life of a Zealot

Duke University Press | 2006
Swanee’s life has lived up to her Texas-size childhood. Daughter of legendary oil magnate H. L. Hunt, she grew up in a household dominated by an arch-conservative patriarch who spawned a brood of colorful offspring. Her family was nothing if not zealous, and that zeal—albeit for more compassionate causes—propelled her into a mission that reaches around the world.
Order from Duke University Press or an independent, local bookstore.

Not Our WarThis Was Not Our War

Duke University Press | 2004
Winner of the prestigious L.L. Winship/PEN New England Book Award for non-fiction, Ambassador Hunt’s first book shares amazing first-person accounts of twenty-six Bosnian women who are reconstructing their society following years of devastating warfare.
Order from Duke University Press or an independent, local bookstore.


Forthcoming: Rwandan Women Rising

Duke University Press | 2017

In her newest book due out in 2017, Ambassador Hunt gives voice to the women creating a new Rwanda. They are not two-dimensional paper dolls, to be pasted onto a bucolic, if bloody, landscape in the middle of Africa. The dense layers of their thoughts and feelings not only provide a more accurate grasp of the genocide time period, they provide a foundation for understanding the complexity of women’s roles in rebuilding their countries.