The December 2005 revision of the U.S. Army War College Library reading list

(source) The U.S. Army War College Library Suggested Military Reading List consists of contemporary books published from 2001 to the present. These books deal with topics of interest to the Army War College students and are of special value in their specific subject area.

Other revisions

December 2012

February 2010

December 2006

June 2004

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Book cover for In the Company of Soldiers: A Chronicle of Combat

Book cover for The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War

Book cover for Asymmetrical Warfare: Today's Challenge to U.S. Military Power

Book cover for Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating

Book cover for The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-first Century

Book cover for Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle

Book cover for The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power

Book cover for Non-state Threats and Future Wars

Book cover for Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime

Book cover for Waging War Without Warriors?: The Changing Culture of Military Conflict

Book cover for Military Strategy: Principles, Practices, and Historical Perspectives

Book cover for The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military

Book cover for The Iraq War: Strategy, Tactics, and Military Lessons

Book cover for Terrorism, Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Defending the U.S. Homeland

Book cover for Political Victory: The Elusive Prize of Military Wars

Book cover for Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Book cover for Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life

Book cover for America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq

Book cover for The UN's Role in Nation-Building: From the Congo to Iraq

Book cover for American Soldier

Book cover for Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War

Book cover for The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Book cover for The Boys' Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945

Book cover for Surprise, Security, and the American Experience

Book cover for Why The North Won The Vietnam War

Book cover for The Road to Rainbow: Army Planning for Global War, 1934-1940

Book cover for Soldiering: Observations from Korea, Vietnam, and Safe Places

Book cover for Strategy for Chaos: Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History

Book cover for Stray Voltage: War in the Information Age

Book cover for The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century

Book cover for The Pentagon and the Presidency: Civil-Military Relations from FDR to George W. Bush

Book cover for Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings and Interpretations

Book cover for Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground

Book cover for Intelligence in War: The value--and limitations--of what the military can learn about the enemy

Book cover for No End to War: Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

Book cover for What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East

Book cover for Victory On The Potomac: The Goldwater-Nichols Act Unifies The Pentagon

Book cover for Transformation Under Fire: Revolutionizing How America Fights

Book cover for The Future of the Army Profession

Book cover for Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk

Book cover for The Iraq War: A Military History

Book cover for Soft Power: The Means To Success In World Politics

Book cover for Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era

Book cover for The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq

Book cover for U.S. Army Special Warfare: Its Origins

Book cover for Winfield Scott and the Profession of Arms

Book cover for Beyond Baghdad: Postmodern War and Peace

Book cover for American Admiralship: The Moral Imperatives of Naval Command

Book cover for Making War, Thinking History: Munich, Vietnam, and Presidential Uses of Force from Korea to Kosovo

Book cover for Yellow Smoke: The Future of Land Warfare for America's Military

Book cover for Military Leadership: In Pursuit of Excellence

Book cover for Finishing Business: Ten Steps to Defeat Global Terror

Book cover for Military-Civilian Interactions

Book cover for Plan of Attack:  The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq