The January 2014 revision of the Navy reading list

(source) The Navy Professional Reading Program was developed to encourage a life-long habit of reading and learning among all Sailors. The books included in these collections can provide readers with a deeper understanding and appreciation for naval heritage, the profession of arms, and the complex modern world in which we operate.

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January 2012

January 2009

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Warfighting First

Book cover for 1812: The Navy's War

Book cover for Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Book cover for Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN

Book cover for The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran

Book cover for Wake of the Wahoo: The Heroic Story of America's Most Daring WWII Submarine, USS Wahoo

Book cover for Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

Operate Forward

Book cover for The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror

Book cover for "Execute against Japan": The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

Book cover for The Man from Pakistan: The True Story of the World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Smuggler

Book cover for Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

Book cover for Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

Book cover for Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy

Be Ready

Book cover for A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy

Book cover for In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America's Longest War

Book cover for Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life

Book cover for Navigating the Seven Seas: Leadership Lessons of the First African American Father and Son to Serve at the Top of the US Navy

Book cover for The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader

Book cover for Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders