dugnforthunt has read:

The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis

The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why by Richard E. Nisbett

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak and commented:

High school

Elements of Style by William; White, E. B. Strunk

Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks

On China by Henry Kissinger and commented:

I only spent three weeks in China, but this book was very insightful.

Counterinsurgency by David Kilcullen and commented:

Read this before heading to Afghanistan in 2010.

George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis and commented:

One of the most eagerly awaited biographies ever, and well worth the wait.

The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran by David Crist

Making the Corps by Thomas E. Ricks and commented:

Outstanding book, couldn't put it down.

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram and commented:

Very interesting.

7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century by Andrew Krepinevich

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War by P. W. Singer and commented:

Best of its kind since Red Storm Rising.

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Robert D. Kaplan and commented:

Fascinating book.

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture by Marvin Harris

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and commented:

Read 2000.

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda by Peter L. Bergen

The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage by Cliff Stoll and commented:

very cool story. Read this in 2007.

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin and commented:

Great book/Read 2002

Intelligence in War: The value--and limitations--of what the military can learn about the enemy by John Keegan

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer

The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future by Vali Nasr

Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile

From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman and commented:


Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D. Kaplan

A History of Hungary by Peter Sugar and commented:

Dec 1999-Read this before I studied abroad in Budapest

Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific by Robert D. Kaplan

Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan by Ronald Spector and commented:

Great book on WW2

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Gordon

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

The Savage Wars Of Peace: Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power by Max Boot

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid

The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by David Kilcullen

Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam by John A. Nagl and commented:


Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by David Galula

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Killer Angels: A Novel by Michael Shaara and commented:


Red Badge Of Courage: An Episode Of The American Civil War by Stephen Crane and commented:


Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army by Greg Jaffe

The Mask of Command by John Keegan

Cold Warrior: James Jesus Angleton - Cia's Master Spy Hunter by Tom Mangold

Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961 by Robin Winks and commented:


The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh and commented:


The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War by Thaddeus Holt and commented:


Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and commented:

My favorite book

Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger and commented:


A History of Warfare by John Keegan

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan and commented:


The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations by Samuel P. Huntington and commented:


The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas C. Schelling and commented:


Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen and commented:

Fascinating book.

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power by Robert D. Kaplan

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt

Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes and commented:


Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century by P. W. Singer

Face of Battle by John Keegan and commented:


Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy by Toshi Yoshihara and commented:


The Road to Character by David Brooks

Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian S. Corbett

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age by Peter Paret and commented:

S&W 2014-Naval Command and Staff College

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan and commented:


Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought by Michael Handel and commented:

S&W Naval Command and Staff

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery by Paul M. Kennedy and commented:


The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis and commented:


A World Transformed by George H W Bush and commented:


The Second World War, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm by Winston S. Churchill

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan and commented:

Snatching future war from the jaws of peace.

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman and commented:


The Struggle for Mastery in Europe: 1848-1918 by Alan J. P. Taylor and commented:

2004-American University

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer and commented:


All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque and commented:


The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre and commented:


The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and commented:


The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky and commented:

Read 1997.

The Stranger by Albert Camus and commented:

Read 1997

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild and commented:

Fascinating history.

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll and commented:

Read 2002.

The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk and commented:

Read 2003-7 years later deployed there.

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu and commented:

Read 1998-Junior in College/SIS/UOP

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky