1. On Feb 10 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
  2. On Feb 09 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  3. On Jan 26 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda by Sean Naylor
  4. On Jan 21 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Leadership by Rudolph Giuliani
  5. On Jan 18 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
  6. On Jan 18 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Empire By Default: The Spanish-American War And The Dawn Of The American Century by Ivan Musicant
  7. On Jan 13 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell
  8. On Jan 12 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Face of Battle by John Keegan and commented:

    This contains in-depth studies of several major battles - Waterloo, the Somme, Agincourt. John Keegan is a great historian, of course, but in this book he also details the human aspect of these battle. There's the exhaustion of the soldiers, the details of the terrain, the weapons; it's great stuff.

  9. On Jan 06 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D. Kaplan
  10. On Jan 04 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald and commented:

    This is a classic day to day description of MacDonald's WW II experience. I recently read James Brady's "The Coldest War" and it reminded me of Company Commander. The soldiers are presented not so much as good or bad but just as people with their own personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.

  11. On Jan 01 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The New Face of War: How War Will Be Fought in the 21st Century by Bruce D. Berkowitz
  12. On Dec 29 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read In The Company Of Heroes by Michael J. Durant and commented:

    You'll especially enjoy if you've already seen the movie "Blackhawk Down"... this fills in a lot of the blanks. In the last part of the book, Durant talks about the flak he received from various folks saying that he shouldn't have spoken on film for the Somalis. Not sure what the SERE trainers say about that... but I think the idea is to stay alive.

  13. On Dec 29 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam by H. R. Mcmaster
  14. On Dec 29 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World by Peter Schwartz
  15. On Dec 26 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific by Eric M. Bergerud and commented:

    One thing I like about this book is that it gives you a great feel for the remoteness and size of this theater. At one point Bergerud describes how a person could have lived inland on one of the South Pacific islands and never have realized that there was a world war going on. The descriptions of the jungles, the Golden Staircase, and the conflicts between the tribesmen and the Japanese are all great stuff too.