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 29 colleen (USA) read The Caine Mutiny: A Novel by Herman Wouk
  2. On Nov 22 miked681lt read History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The by Office of History
  3. On Nov 20 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and commented:

    Good anecdotes on important conversations that leaders have to help their people develop.

  4. On Nov 20 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future by Victor Cha and commented:

    Good commentary on efforts the US has made to engage. Ends on a hopeful note!

  5. On Nov 10 kcholbert (USAF) read Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
  6. 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.

  7. On Oct 31 spaike read The Defense of Hill 781 by James R. McDonough
  8. On Oct 30 colleen (USA) read Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom by Condoleezza Rice
  9. On Oct 30 colleen (USA) read Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by Andrew McAfee
  10. On Oct 19 colleen (USA) read John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail by Tim McGrath
  11. On Oct 11 colleen (USA) read Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens Navy SEAL
  12. On Sep 15 colleen (USA) read Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven
  13. On Sep 04 colleen (USA) read Attacks by Erwin Rommel
  14. On Sep 04 colleen (USA) read Infantry Attacks by Marshall Erwin Rommel
  15. 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
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