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US Navy Professional Reading List

U.S. Navy Professional Reading List

A list of books from Chief of Naval Operations Reading List that includes history, fiction, inspirational and patriotic titles, biographies and the classics on military strategy and theory. The list provides an understanding and analysis of sea power, naval history, naval aviation, and the role of the U.S. Navy in past, present and future conflicts.

Navy Professional Reading List

Warfighting First

  •             1812: The Navy’s War by George C. Daughan (ISBN-13: 978-0465085996)

  •             Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare by Peter W. Singer (ISBN-13: 978-0199918119)

  •             Seal of Honor by Gary Williams (ISBN-13: 978-1591149651)

  •             Leading with the Heart by Mike Krzyzewski (ISBN-13: 978-0446676786)

  •      The Twilight War by David Crist (ISBN-13: 978-0143123675)

  •             Wake of the Wahoo by Forest J. Sterling (ISBN-13: 978-0966323528)

Operate Forward

  •            The Crisis of Islam by Bernard Lewis (ISBN-13: 978-0812967852)

  •          "Execute against Japan": The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare by Joel Ira Holwitt (ISBN-13: 978-1623490614)

  •           Monsoon: the Indian Ocean and the future of American power by Robert D. Kaplan

  •           Neptune’s Inferno by James D. Hornfischer (ISBN-13: 978-0553385120)

  •         Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy by Toshi Yoshihara by (ISBN-13: 978-1591149798)

  •        Fallout: The True Story of the CIA's Secret War on Nuclear Trafficking  by Catherine Collins and Douglas Frantz (ISBN-13: 978-143918306)

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