Professional Military Reading List

Recommended Military History Books and Professional Military Reading Lists.

  1. 1776: McCullough, David G.
  2. A Companion to American Military History: Bradford, James C.
  3. A History of Air Warfare: Olsen, John Andreas
  4. A History of Modern Iran: Abrahamian, Ervand
  5. A Savage War of Peace: Horne, Alistair.
  6. Accidental Guerrilla: Kilcullen, David.
  7. America the Last Best Hope: Bennett, William J.
  8. American Soldiers: Kindsvatter, Peter S.
  9. An Army at Dawn: Atkinson, Rick.
  10. Beating Goliath: Record, Jeffrey.
  11. Building the Trident Network: Mort, Maggie.
  12. Caine Mutiny Court-martial: Wouk, Herman.-Avery, James-Hunter-Gualt, Chuma.-Lithgow, Ian.-Lowell, Scott.-Rivkin,
  13. Cataclysm: Wolk, Herman S.
  14. Clausewitz and Modern Strategy: Handel, Michael I.
  15. Closing With the Enemy: Doubler, Michael D.
  16. Command Culture: Muth, Jörg
  17. Contemporary Military Innovation: Bjerga, Kjell Inge.-Adamsky, Dima.
  18. Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Lennon, Alexander T.
  19. Counterinsurgency Warfare: Galula, David.-Nagl, John A.
  20. Credibility: Kouzes, James M.-Posner, Barry Z.
  21. Critical Thinking: Paul, Richard.-Elder, Linda
  22. Cyber Warfare: Andress, Jason.-Winterfeld, Steve.-Rogers, Russ.
  23. Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar: Libicki, Martin C.
  24. Discourses on Livy: Machiavelli, Niccolò.-Bondanella, Julia Conaway.-Bondanella, Peter E.
  25. Eisenhower: Wukovits, John F.
  26. Eisenhower on Leadership: Axelrod, Alan
  27. Elephant and the Dragon: Meredith, Robyn.
  28. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front: Bloom, Harold.
  29. Federalist Papers: Hamilton, Alexander-Madison, James-Jay, John-Goldman, Lawrence
  30. Forgotten Continent: Reid, Michael.
  31. From Babel to Dragomans: Lewis, Bernard.
  32. George C. Marshall: Brower, Charles F.
  33. Guardians of the Revolution: Takeyh, Ray.
  34. History of Air Warfare: Olsen, John Andreas.
  35. History of the Peloponnesian War: Thucydides.
  36. Horse Soldiers: Stanton, Doug.
  37. How: Seidman, Dov.
  38. How Wars End: Reiter, Dan
  39. Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders: National Research Council (U.S.).
  40. Innovator’s Dilemma: Christensen, Clayton M.
  41. Inside Al Qaeda: Gunaratna, Rohan
  42. John M. Schofield and the Politics of Generalship: Connelly, Donald B.
  43. John Warden and the Renaissance of American Air Power: Olsen, John Andreas
  44. Joseph Heller’s Catch-22: Bloom, Harold.
  45. Just and Unjust Warriors: Rodin, David.-Shue, Henry.
  46. Knowing the Enemy: Habeck, Mary R.
  47. Landscape of History: Gaddis, John Lewis.
  48. Last Stand of Fox Company: Drury, Bob.-Clavin, Thomas.
  49. Leadership: Ulmer, Walter F.-McCaffrey, Barry R.-Kolenda, Christopher D.
  50. Leadership and the New Science: Wheatley, Margaret J.
  51. Leading at the Edge: Perkins, Dennis N. T.-Murphy, Jillian B.-Holtman, Margaret P.
  52. Lean Thinking: Womack, James P.-Jones, Daniel T.
  53. Learning Large Lessons: Johnson, David E.
  54. LeMay: Kozak, Warren
  55. Lincoln and His Admirals: Symonds, Craig L.
  56. Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: McFarland, Keith D.-Roll, David L.
  57. Maneuver Warfare Handbook: Lind, William S.
  58. Masters of the Air: Miller, Donald L.
  59. Masters of War: Handel, Michael I.
  60. Military Power: Biddle, Stephen D.
  61. Modern War and the Utility of Force: Duyvesteyn, Isabelle-Angstrom, Jan.
  62. On Becoming a Leader: Bennis, Warren G.
  63. On Nuclear Terrorism: Levi, Michael.
  64. On War: Clausewitz, Carl von.
  65. Once an Eagle: Myrer, Anton.
  66. Overcoming Post-deployment Syndrome: Cifu, David X.-Blake, Cory.
  67. Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Lencioni, Patrick
  68. Patton: Axelrod, Alan.-Clark, Wesley K.
  69. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: Grant, Ulysses S.
  70. Power Mentoring: Ensher, Ellen A.-Murphy, Susan E.
  71. Presidential Courage: Beschloss, Michael R.
  72. Red Badge of Courage: Crane, Stephen.
  73. Rivals: Emmott, Bill.
  74. Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy: Cutler, Thomas J.
  75. Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific: Bratton, Patrick.-Till, Geoffrey.
  76. Secrets of Special Ops Leadership: Cohen, William A.
  77. Six Frigates: Toll, Ian W.
  78. Starship Troopers: Heinlein, Robert A.
  79. Success Built to Last: Porras, Jerry I.-Emery, Stewart-Thompson, Mark
  80. Team of Rivals: Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
  81. Testing American Sea Power: Felker, Craig C.
  82. The AEF Way of War: Grotelueschen, Mark E.
  83. The Armed Forces Officer:
  84. The Art of War: Sunzi-Calthrop, Everard Ferguson-Wu, Qi-Butler-Bowdon, Tom
  85. The Face of Battle: Keegan, John
  86. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Lencioni, Patrick
  87. The Forgotten Soldier: Sajer, Guy.
  88. The Global Achievement Gap: Wagner, Tony.
  89. The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire: Luttwak, Edward.
  90. The Guns of August: Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim.
  91. The Little Book of Economics: Ip, Greg
  92. The Metal Life Car: Buker, George E.
  93. The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations: Bottici, Chiara.-Challand, Benoît
  94. The Naval Air War in Korea: Hallion, Richard P.
  95. The Next Level: Eblin, Scott
  96. The Origins of War: Guilaine, Jean.-Zammit, Jean.
  97. The Peloponnesian War: Lazenby, J. F.
  98. The Red Badge of Courage: Crane, Stephen-Sorrentino, Paul.
  99. The Thousand-mile War: Garfield, Brian
  100. The Warrior Ethos: Coker, Christopher.
  101. Thinking About America’s Defense: Kent, Glenn A.-Ochmanek, David A.-Spirtas, Michael.-Pirnie, Bruce
  102. Transformation Under Fire: Macgregor, Douglas A.
  103. Understanding Arabs: Nydell, Margaret K.
  104. United States Coast Guard in World War II: Ostrom, Thomas P.
  105. Victory on the Potomac: Locher, James R.
  106. War to End All Wars: Coffman, Edward M.
  107. What Went Wrong?: Lewis, Bernard.
  108. Why Air Forces Fail: Higham, Robin D. S.-Harris, Stephen John.
  109. Winged Defense: Mitchell, William

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