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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

Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein.  New Haven, Yale University Press, 2008. HB74.P8 T53 2008

Dare to lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.  Brené Brown.  

Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom - Condoleezza Rice.

Warriors and Citizens: American Views of our Millitary - Kori Schake & Jim Mattis.  Stanford, California, Hoover Institution Press/Stanford University, 2016.    JK330 .W37 2016

Make your bed : little things that can change your life...and maybe the world - Admiral William H. McRaven. New York, Grand Central Publishing, 2017.   BF575.C8 M33 2017

Giving voice to values : how to speak your mind when you know what's right - Mary C. Gentile.  New Haven Conn., Yale University Press, 2010.  HF5387 .G464 2010

Team of teams : new rules of engagement for a complex world - General Stanley McChrystal with Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell.  New York, New York , Portfolio/Penguin, 2015.  HD66 .M38185 2015

Leaders eat last : why some teams pull together and others don't - Simon Sinek.  New York, New York, Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.  HD57.7 .S5487 2014

The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse - Marianne Jennings.

The anatomy of courage - Lord Moran.  Garden City Park, N.Y., Avery Pub. Group, 1987.  U22.3 .M6 1987

Start with why : how great leaders inspire everyone to take action - Simon Sinek.  New York , Portfolio, 2009.  HD57.7 .S549 2009

Thoughts of a philosophical fighter pilot - James Bond Stockdale.  Stanford, Calif., Hoover Institution Press, 1995.  DS559.5 .S76 1995

In love and war : the story of a family's ordeal and sacrifice during the Vietnam years - Jim and Sybil Stockdale.  Annapolis, Md., Naval Institute Press, 1990.  DS559.4.S75 1990

Managing the unexpected : resilient performance in an age of uncertainty - Karl E. Weick, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe.  San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2007.  HD49 .W45 2007

Navigating the seven seas : leadership lessons of the first African American father and son to serve at the top in the U.S. Navy - Melvin G. Williams Sr. and Melvin G. Williams Jr.  Annapolis, MD., Naval Institute Press, 2011.  V63.W545 A3 2011

The rules of the game : Jutland and British naval command - Andrew Gordon.  Annapolis, Md., Naval Institute Press, 2000.  D582.J8 G67 2000

The fifth discipline : the art and practice of the learning organization - Peter M. Senge.  New York, Doubleday/Currency, 2006.  HD58.9 .S46 2006

The last stand of the tin can sailors : the extraordinary World War II story of the US Navy's finest hour - James D. Hornfischer.  New York, Bantam Dell, 2005.  D774.L48 H67 2005

The conquering tide : war in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 - Ian W. Toll.  New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.  D767 .T64 2015

Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War - Karl Marlantes.  New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, Berkeley, El León Literary Arts, 2010.  PS3613.A765 M27 2010

The road to character - David Brooks.  New York, Random House, 2015.  BF818 .B764 2015