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 Feb 18 colleen (USA) read Inviting Disaster: Lessons From the Edge of Technology by James R. Chiles
  2. On Feb 13 colleen (USA) read At ease: Stories I tell to friends by Dwight D Eisenhower
  3. On Feb 05 kcholbert (USAF) read Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans by James Stavridis
  4. On Feb 03 Constantinos read The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World by Rupert Smith
  5. On Jan 11 David Esteban Diaz read Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and commented:

    For me, the facts more relevant are and will be in the time the related with the politic, economic, diplomatic and military, creating a close relationship that keeping and affecting national security and wellbeing.

  6. On Oct 28 2019 colleen (USA) read A Vietnam Experience: Ten Years of Relection by James B. Stockdale
  7. On Oct 24 2019 J DePriest (USAF) read On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman
  8. On Oct 08 2019 colleen (USA) read The Anatomy of Courage: The Classic WWI Study of the Psychological Effects of War by Lord Moran
  9. On Oct 03 2019 colleen (USA) read Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler
  10. On Oct 03 2019 colleen (USA) read Assault From the Sea. Essays On The History Of Amphibious Warfare. by Lieutenant Colonial Merrill L., USMC (Retired). Barlett
  11. On Sep 29 2019 mpalmer read Morality and War: Can War be Just in the Twenty-first Century? by David Fisher
  12. On Sep 29 2019 mpalmer read Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  13. On Sep 29 2019 mpalmer read The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars by Patrick Hennessey
  14. On Sep 29 2019 mpalmer read The Edge: Is the Military Dominance of the West Coming to an End? by Mark Urban
  15. On Sep 29 2019 mpalmer read High Command: British Military Leadership in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Christopher Elliott
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