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 Aug 14 colleen (USA) read Into the Tiger's Jaw : America's First Black Marine Aviator - The Autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen by Frank E. Petersen
  2. On Jul 25 Michael Van Ness read History of the United States Army by Russell F. Weigley and commented:


  3. On Jul 25 Michael Van Ness read The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941 by Edward M. Coffman and commented:

    My grandfather was one of these officers. Thank God for them

  4. On Jul 25 Michael Van Ness read Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond and commented:

    Smallpox, a great virgin population killer.

  5. On Jul 25 Michael Van Ness read The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman and commented:

    A classic

  6. On Jul 25 Michael Van Ness read Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder and commented:

    The Germans had the highest ratio of persons killed by Germans to casualties among Germans. To me, an astounding fact

  7. On Jul 13 Warner W. Johnston read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer
  8. On Jul 11 colleen (USA) read Enchiridion by Epictetus
  9. On Apr 24 spaike read The Defense Of Duffer's Drift by Ernest Dunlop Swinton and commented:

    Fun and short, but heavily colonialist.

  10. On Apr 13 spaike read Platoon Leader - A Memoir of Command in Combat by James McDonough
  11. On Mar 27 spaike read Maneuver Warfare Handbook by William S Lind
  12. On Mar 26 colleen (USA) read Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It by Marc Goodman
  13. On Mar 26 colleen (USA) read Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  14. On Feb 24 colleen (USA) read Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal
  15. On Feb 07 colleen (USA) read The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil
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