New version of PACOM reading list

R080136ZMAY18: There's a new Pacific Command reading list! Short list but there are a few novels on there that are appearing for the first time on any list. 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 May 17 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Forever War by Joe Haldeman and commented:

    Quick read, classic sci-fi.

  2. On May 12 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Ginseng Hunter by Jeff Talarigo
  3. On May 09 Vincent (French Navy) read Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 by William Slim
  4. On May 09 Vincent (French Navy) read The First World War by Hew Strachan
  5. On May 09 Vincent (French Navy) read The Second World War by John Keegan
  6. On May 01 colleen (USA) read The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do About It by Tony Wagner
  7. On May 01 colleen (USA) read At the Water's Edge: Defending Against the Modern Amphibious Assault by Theodore L. Gatchel
  8. On Apr 22 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg and commented:

    Very readable, good anecdotes, and makes a lot of sense.

  9. On Apr 13 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti and commented:

    Good history of how CIA and DoD roles have recently gotten mixed and matched.

  10. On Apr 13 colleen (USA) read Common Sense Training: A Working Philosophy for Leaders by Arthur Collins
  11. On Apr 05 colleen (USA) read Maneuver Warfare: An Anthology by Richard Hooker
  12. On Mar 19 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell and commented:

    Just what you'd expect from Orwell. Honest, self-deprecating, a great read.

  13. On Mar 19 David (USA) read Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power by Niall Ferguson
  14. On Mar 19 David (USA) read Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 by William Slim
  15. On Mar 19 David (USA) read The Zimmerman Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman
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