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USMC Commandant's Professional Reading List

This is the 2015 edition of the Commandant of the Marine Corps' professional reading list.

Titles and Nimitz Call Numbers

Sergeant/Staff Sergeant

On combat : the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict in war and in peace - Dave Grossman with Loren W. Christensen. Illinois, PPCT Research Publications, 2007.  U22.3 .G76 2007

Battle leadership : some personal experiences of a junior officer of the German Army with observations on battle tactics and the psychological reactions of troops in campaign - Adolf von Schell Quantico, VA, Marine Corps Association, 2007.   D531 .S27 2007

Ghost fleet : a novel of the next world war - P.W. Singer and August Cole.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.  PS3619.I572455 G48 2015

Left of Bang by Patrick Van Horn.

On killing : the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society - Dave Grossman. Boston, Little, Brown, 1995.   U22.3 .G76 1995

Outliers: The Story Of Success - Malcolm Gladwell.  New York, Little, Brown and Co., 2008.   BF637.S8 G533 2008  

Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom For Living A Better Life - Eric Greitens.  New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.  BF698.35.R47 G743 2015  

The Defence Of Duffer's Drift - E. D. Swinton.  Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1989.  U240 .S96 1989b

The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel Of The Civil War - Michael Shaara.  New York : Crown, 1993.   PS3569.H2 K55 1993b  

The revenge of geography : what the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate- Robert D. Kaplan.  New York : Random House, 2012.  JC319 .K335 2012

We Were Soldiers Once And Young: Ia Drang : The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam - Harold G. Moore.  New York,  HarperTorch, 1992    DS557.8.I18 M663 2002 

With The Old Breed At Peleliu And Okinawa - E. B. Sledge.  New York, Presidio Press, 2007.   D767.99.P4 S55 2007  

Chief Warrant Officer 2/Chief Warrant Officer 3/Captain

This kind of war : the classic Korean War history - T.R. Fehrenbach.  Washington, Brassey's, 1994. 1963.  DS918 .F37 1994

What now, lieutenant? - Richard Neal.

Assault from the sea : essays on the history of amphibious warfare - edited by Merrill L. Bartlett.  Annapolis, Md., Naval Institute Press, 1983.   U261.A87 1983

Attacks - Erwin Rommel.  Vienna, Va., Athena Press, c1979.    U738 .R6513 1979  

Black Hearts - Jim Frederick.  New York, Harmony Books, c2010.    DS79.766.M34 F74 2010  

Curious: The Desire To Know And Why Your Future Depends On It - Ian Leslie.  New York, Basic Books, 2014.  BF323.C8 L447 2014  

Forgotten warriors : the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, the Corps ethos, and the Korean War - T.X. Hammes.  Lawrence, Kan., University Press of Kansas, 2010.   DS919 .H353 2010

Into The Tiger's Jaw: America's First Black Marine Aviator - Frank E. Petersen.  Novato, CA, Presidio, c1998.    VE25.P48 A3 2012 

Maneuver warfare handbook - William S. Lind.  Boulder, Colo., Westview Press, 1985.   VE23.L48 1985

Neptune's inferno : the U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal - James D. Hornfischer. New York, Bantam Books, 2011.  D767.98 .H665 2011

On Killing: The Psychological Cost Of Learning To Kill In War And Society - Dave Grossman.  Boston, Little, Brown, c1996.    U22.3 .G76 1996

Out of the mountains : the coming age of the urban guerrilla - David Kilcullen.  Oxford, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2013.  U240 .K493 2013

The starfish and the spider : the unstoppable power of leaderless organizations - Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom.  New York, Portfolio, 2007.  HD50 .B73 2007

War Made New: Technology, Warfare, And The Course Of History, 1500 To Today - Max Boot.  New York, Gotham Books, c2006.   D214 .B67 2006