2018 Coast Guard list posted!

R200117ZFEB18: I've added the 2018 USCG reading list! This is the first list that I've seen that has Adm McRaven's Make Your Bed. 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 22 colleen (USA) read Storm of Steel by Ernst J√ľnger
  2. On Feb 18 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare by Robert M. Citino and commented:

    I like the approach this book takes - examining a certain aspect of various campaigns. I've found that technique to be helpful in technical matters, i.e., seeing how 4-5 different API clients handle authentication. Interesting material, good stuff.

  3. On Feb 17 Tom Copeland (USCG) read A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order by Richard Haass and commented:

    Contains interesting bits about his concept of "sovereign obligations". Reminded me a bit of Connectography when it discussed weakening of national border especially with regarding to Internet-based crime.

  4. On Feb 05 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization by Parag Khanna and commented:

    A valiant attempt at explaining a lot of modern life. I feel like I've read other books recently that predict the demise, or at least the wane, of the nation-state.

  5. On Feb 02 bookreader (USCG) read Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  6. On Jan 07 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism by David Kilcullen and commented:

    Excellent writeup of the modern conflicts in the Middle East and suggestions as to which of the options would be least worst to pursue.

  7. On Dec 16 2017 Base read Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  8. On Dec 15 2017 kcholbert (USAF) read Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  9. On Dec 15 2017 kcholbert (USAF) read The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  10. On Dec 15 2017 kcholbert (USAF) read Chief: My Journey Thru Iraq at the Peak of War by Scott H Dearduff
  11. On Dec 12 2017 David read Grey Eminence: Fox Conner and the Art of Mentorship by Edward Cox
  12. On Dec 12 2017 David read Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 by Thomas E. Ricks
  13. On Dec 12 2017 David read Iliad and Odyssey by Homer
  14. On Dec 12 2017 David read The Strategy Of Indirect Approach by Liddell Hart
  15. On Dec 12 2017 David read Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis by Kenneth N. Waltz
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