The June 2017 revision of the Air Force reading list

(source) General Ronald Fogleman created the CSAF Professional Reading Program in 1996 to develop a common frame of reference among Air Force members -- officers, enlisted, and civilians -- to help each of us become better, more effective advocates of air and space power. Each CSAF since then has enhanced and continued the Professional Reading Program.

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Book cover for Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Book cover for Chief: My Journey Thru Iraq at the Peak of War

Book cover for Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Book cover for The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)


Book cover for Cyberspace in Peace and War (Transforming War)

Book cover for The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics

Book cover for Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III, A War Game Scenario

Book cover for Airpower Reborn: The Strategic Concepts of John Warden and John Boyd (History of Military Aviation)


Book cover for Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

Book cover for The Wright Brothers

Book cover for Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership

Book cover for The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

Strategic Environment

Book cover for The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder

Book cover for The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

Book cover for Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Book cover for On China

Innovation and Exploration

Book cover for Attitudes Aren't Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the US Armed Forces

Book cover for Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

Book cover for Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Book cover for Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think


Book cover for Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Book cover for The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Book cover for Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance