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CNO's Professional Reading Program

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


  • Holmes, J. R., 1965. (2019). A brief guide to maritime strategy. Naval Institute Press.  V163 .H65 2019 
  • Singer, P. W., & Cole, A. (2015). Ghost fleet: A novel of the next world war. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  PS3619.I572455 G48 2015
  • Hornfischer, J. D. (2011). Neptune's inferno: The U.S. navy at guadalcanal (1st ed.). Bantam Books.  D767.98 .H665 2011
  • Toll, I. W. (2006). Six frigates: The epic history of the founding of the U.S. navy (1st ed.). W.W. Norton & Co.  E182 .T65 2006



  • Marlantes, K. (2010). Matterhorn: A novel of the vietnam war (1st ed.). Atlantic Monthly Press.  PS3613.A765 M27 2010
  • Yoshihara, T., & Holmes, J. (2011). Red star over the pacific: China's rise and the challenge to U.S. maritime strategy. Naval Institute Press.  VA633 .Y67 2010
  • Till, G. (2009). Seapower: A guide for the twenty-first century (2nd ed.)  V25 .T55 2009
  • Stavridis, J., & Ancell, R. M., 1942. (2017). The leader's bookshelf. Naval Institute Press.  UB210 .S6968 2017


  • Sinek, S. (2014). Leaders eat last: Why some teams pull together and others don't. Portfolio/Penguin.  HD57.7 .S5487 2014
  • Dweck, C. S., 1946. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success (1st ed.). Random House.  BF773 .D85 2006
  • Sinek, S. (2019). The infinite game. Penguin Publishing Group.
  • Marlantes, K. (2011). What it is like to go to war. Atlantic Monthly Press.  DS559.5 .M358 2011


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