2018 Air Force list posted

R081510ZNOV18: The 2018 Air Force reading list is posted! Some carryovers from last year, but some interesting new material as well such as Kevin Kelly's The Inevitable. Enjoy!

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Many military commands publish recommended reading lists, but due to the ephemeral nature of the web these lists can sometimes be lost. This site attempts to capture them for posterity. Here's an overview of all the military reading lists that are available. Enjoy!

Most popular authors

Robert D. Kaplan
John Keegan
Thomas L. Friedman
Max Hastings
Rick Atkinson

Recent reading

  1. On Nov 10 kcholbert (USAF) read Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
  2. On Nov 08 David (USA) read Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis by Graham Allison and commented:

    Excellent unclassified study of the events governing the US decision making effort during the Crisis.

  3. On Oct 31 spaike read The Defense of Hill 781 by James R. McDonough
  4. On Oct 30 colleen (USA) read Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom by Condoleezza Rice
  5. On Oct 30 colleen (USA) read Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by Andrew McAfee
  6. On Oct 19 colleen (USA) read John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail by Tim McGrath
  7. On Oct 11 colleen (USA) read Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens Navy SEAL
  8. On Sep 15 colleen (USA) read Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
  9. On Sep 04 colleen (USA) read Attacks by Erwin Rommel
  10. On Sep 04 colleen (USA) read Infantry Attacks by Marshall Erwin Rommel
  11. On Aug 30 colleen (USA) read The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Second Edition with a new chapter by the author by Marc Levinson
  12. On Aug 18 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians by Peter Heather and commented:

    Interesting thesis - that the fall of Rome was driven by the expansion of the Huns.

  13. On Aug 09 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It by Marc Goodman and commented:

    Good overview of history of computer crime. Some decent tips at the end for keeping personal information safe - or at least safer. Pretty depressing all in all sadly!

  14. On Aug 02 Schmitty read The Defense Of Duffer's Drift by Ernest Dunlop Swinton
  15. On Aug 02 Schmitty read Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan by Sean Parnell
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