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CNO's Professional Reading Program

This guide lists the titles in the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program, revised in 2015.

Titles and Nimitz Library Call Numbers


Common Sense - Thomas Paine.  1776.  Available online.

The Enchiridion - Epictetus Raleigh, N.C., Alex Catalogue, 1996.  Available online.

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius, Simon & Brown, 2011.  B580 .M3713 2011

Masters of war : classical strategic thought - Michael I. Handel.  London; Portland, OR, F. Cass, 2001.  U27 .H36 2001

Strategy - Liddell Hart and Basil Henry.  New York, Praeger, 1955.  D25.L45 1955

Military strategy : a general theory of power control - J.C. Wylie.  Annapolis, Md., Naval Institute Press, 1989.  U162.W9 1989

The landmark Thucydides : a comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War - Robert B. Strassler.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 1998.  DF229.T55 C7 1998

The Constitution of the United States.  Available online.

The Declaration of Independence.  Available online.

Articles of Confederation.  Available online.

The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton; James Madison; John Jay; Garry Wills (Introduction by, Editor).  Available online.

The influence of sea power upon history, 1660-1805 - Alfred Thayer Mahan.  London, England, Bison Books, 1980.  D27 .M2195 1980

Makers of modern strategy : from Machiavelli to the nuclear age - Peter Paret, Gordon A. Craig, and Felix Gilbert.  Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1986.  U162.M25 1986

Principles of Maritime Strategy - Julian Corbett.   V163.C7

The art of war - Sun Tzu.  El Paso, Tex.,El Paso Norte Press, 2005.  U101 .S9513 2005

On War - Carl von Claswewitz.  Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1976.  U102.C65 1976

A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority.  Available online.

Navy Leader Development Framework.  Available online