Canadian Army Reading List

(source) Among the many challenges confronting soldiers are the complex warfighting, technological and social changes of our times. Numerous "revolutions" in technology, military affairs and other disciplines have added new complexities to military operations. Furthermore, "defence management" has also brought the adoption of new skills. Now more than ever we require a more thorough understanding of a myriad of interrelated subjects, such as doctrine, training, international relations, history and other topics to complete our duties. Although some of these subjects are covered to varying degrees through professional development or training, the onus still remains with the individual to read and study the literature. This is the raison d’etre of the Army Reading List. It is to provide an instructive guide to members of the Land Force to explore the more suitable works on any given subject. The list not exhaustive, nor is it a limit to what we read; rather, for those seeking professional knowledge, it is a start point to enhance professional knowledge. All members of the Land Force are encouraged to use the list, to read the titles presented and to debate these subjects at length, at work, in the messes or through professional journals. Not only will this improve each individual it will also help prepare the Army for the challenges it will face tomorrow.

This revision was published November 2001.

The Human Factor

Book cover for Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command

Book cover for Damn the Torpedoes: Fighting Words, Rallying Cries, and the Hidden History of Warfare

Book cover for Etudes Sur Le Combat

Etudes Sur Le Combat

Charles J. Joseph Ardant Du Picq

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Military Theory - General

Book cover for The Transformation of War: The Most Radical Reinterpretation of Armed Conflict Since Clausewitz

Book cover for Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945

Book cover for The Art of War

Book cover for On War

Military Theory - Manoeuvre Warfare

Book cover for The Art Of War

Book cover for The Operational Art: Developments in the Theories of War

Book cover for Art of Maneuver: Maneuver-Warfare Theory and Airland Battle

Book cover for Forward into Battle: Fighting Tactics from Waterloo to the Near Future

Book cover for Des principes de la guerre

Military Theory - Logistics

Book cover for Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton

Book cover for Arteries of War a History of Military Tr

Book cover for British Logistics on the Western Front: 1914-1919

Canadian Military Heritage

Book cover for The Good Regiment

Book cover for A Military History of Canada

Book cover for The Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign

Book cover for The Canadian Military Experience 1867-1995: A Bibliography

Book cover for Canadian Military Heritage: 1872-2000 v. 3

Book cover for Canadian Military Heritage: 1755-1871 v. 2

Book cover for Canadian Military Heritage: 1000-1754 v. 1

Book cover for His Majesty's Indian Allies: British Indian Policy in the Defence of Canada 1774-1815

Military History - General and Reference

Book cover for History Of The German General Staff, 1657-1945

Book cover for The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History: From 3500 B.C. to the Present

Book cover for The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo

Military History - Ancient

Book cover for The Regiment

Book cover for The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third

Military History - Early Modern

Book cover for Reveries or Memoirs upon the Art of War: To Which Are Added Some Original Letters, upon Various Military Subjects, Wrote by the Count to the Late King

Book cover for The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West, 1500-1800

Book cover for Frederick The Great On The Art Of War

Book cover for Military Experience in the Age of Reason

Military History - Modern General

Book cover for Painting the Map Red: Canada and the South African War 1899-1902

Book cover for The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 18701871

Military History - Napoleonic Era

Book cover for Tactics and the Experience of Battle in the Age of Napoleon

Book cover for Swords Around A Throne

Book cover for The Campaigns of Napoleon

Military History - North America

Book cover for The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History

Book cover for Battle Tactics of the American Civil War

Book cover for Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

Military History - First World War

Book cover for How the War Was Won: Command and Technology in the British Army on the Western Front: 1917-1918

Book cover for Shock Army of the British Empire: The Canadian Corps in the Last 100 Days of the Great War

Book cover for Surviving Trench Warfare: Technology and the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918

Book cover for The Great War Generals on the Western Front, 1914-18

Book cover for Battle Tactics of the Western Front: The British Army`s Art of Attack, 1916-18

Military History - Second World War

Book cover for The Struggle for Europe

Book cover for Tug of War: The Battle for Italy 1943 - 1945

Book cover for Decision in Normandy: The Real Story of Montgomery and the Allied Campaign

Book cover for The Evolution of Blitzkrieg Tactics: Germany Defends Itself Against Poland, 1918-1933

Military History - The Korean Conflict

Book cover for This Kind of War

Military History - Cold War

Book cover for War Without Battles: Canada's NATO Brigade in Germany 1951-1993

Book cover for The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: Canadian Involvement Reconsidered

Military History - Post-Cold War Period

Book cover for In the Eye of the Storm: Commanding the Desert Rats in the Gulf War

Campaign and Battle Studies

Book cover for Face of Battle

Book cover for Anthologie mondiale de la stratégie. Des origines au nucléaire

Leadership and Biography

Book cover for Leadership in Organizations

Book cover for Anabasis of Cyrus

Book cover for The Forgotten Soldier

Book cover for Leadership: Theory and Practice

Book cover for The Anatomy of Courage: The Classic WWI Study of the Psychological Effects of War

Book cover for Leadership for Dummies

Book cover for Sam Hughes: The Public Career of a Controversial Canadian, 1885-1916

Book cover for The Generalship Of Alexander The Great


Book cover for The pursuit of power: Technology, armed force, and society since A.D. 1000

Book cover for Montgomerys Scientists: Operational Research in Northwest Europe

Future Warfare

Book cover for Target Bosnia: Integrating Information Activities in Peace Operations : Nato-Led Operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, December 1995-1997

Book cover for The Principles of War for the Information Age

Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operations

Book cover for Blue Helmets: The Strategy of UN Military Operations

Book cover for Soldiers of Diplomacy: The United Nations, Peacekeeping, and the New World Order

Book cover for Significant Incident: Canada's Army, the Airborne, and the Murder in Somalia

Politics, International Relations and Economics

Book cover for Canada and Age of  Conflict

Book cover for Ministers and Generals: Politics and the Canadian Militia, 1868-1904

Book cover for Invisible and Inaudible in Washington: American Policies Toward Canada

Book cover for The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Book cover for Damn the Torpedoes

Book cover for The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

Ethics, Domestic Issues and Social Trends

Book cover for War, morality, and the military profession

Book cover for Limits of Loyalty

Book cover for Sex in the Snow : Canadian Social Values at the End of the Millennium


Book cover for All Quiet On The Western Front

Book cover for Two Solitudes

Book cover for Starship Troopers

Book cover for Red Badge Of Courage: An Episode Of The American Civil War

Book cover for Paths of Glory

Doctrine, Training and Professionalism

Book cover for Race to the Swift: Thoughts on Twenty-First Century Warfare

Book cover for Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

Book cover for The Anatomy of Victory: Battle Tactics 1689-1763

Book cover for Fit for Service: The Training of the British Army, 1715-1795

Book cover for Canadian Brass: The Making of a Professional Army, 1860-1939

Book cover for Lament for an Army: The Decline of Canadian Military Professionalism