The August 2010 revision of the U.S. Pacific Command reading list

(source) The Commander USPACOM Reading List offers a selection of books that provide historical context and insight to the Commander's five strategic focus areas: Allies and Partners, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), India, and Transnational Threats. An excellent history of Hawaii is also included. This professional reading list will enhance readers' understanding of and appreciation for key countries and issues in the USPACOM area of responsibility.

Other revisions

January 2018

October 2016

This revision


Book cover for A Military History of Modern China: From the Manchu Conquest to Tian'anmen Square


Book cover for The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History


Book cover for A New History of India

Transnational Threats

Book cover for The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to al Qaeda

Book cover for Controlling Arms And Terror in the Asia Pacific: After Bali And Baghdad

Book cover for Globalisation and the New Terror: The Asia Pacific Dimension


Book cover for Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands

Allies and Partners

Book cover for Australia: A New History of the Great Southern Land

Book cover for Japan: A Concise History

Book cover for The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

Book cover for In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines

Book cover for Thailand: A Short History

Book cover for Indonesian Destinies

Book cover for A History of Modern Singapore: 1819-2005

Book cover for A New History of India