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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

Gunnery Sergeant/Master Sergeant, First Sergeant

Toward the flame - Hervey Allen.  New York, George H. Doran Co. 1926.   D570.9.A53

All Quiet On The Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque.  Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c2011.  PT2635.E68 I663 2011

American Spartans: A Combat History From Iwo Jima To Iraq - James Warren.  New York, Free Press, c2005.   VE23 .W38 2005

Fields Of Fire - James Webb.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, c1978. PS3573.E1955F5

Leading Change - John P. Kotter.  Boston, Mass., Harvard Business School Press, c1996.   HD58.8 .K65 1996

My Men Are My Heroes - Brad Kasal.  Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 2012.  DS79.76 .K37 2012  

Once an eagle - Anton Myrer.  New York, Perennial, 2002.  PS3563.Y74 O5 2002

The Changing Face Of War: Combat From The Marne To Iraq - Martin Van Creveld.  New York, Presidio Press, c2006.   D431 .V36 2006

The innovators - Walter Isaacson.  New York, NY, Simon & Schuster, 2014.   QA76.2.A2 I87 2014

Thinking, fast and slow - Daniel Kahneman.   New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.   BF441 .K238 2011

This Kind Of War: The Classic Korean War History - T. R. Fehrenbach.  Washington, Brassey's, 1963.   DS918 .F37 1994

Chief Warrant Officer 4/Chief Warrant Officer 5/Major/Lieutenant Colonel

Fleet tactics and naval operations - Wayne P. Hughes and Robert Girrier.

After the prophet : the epic story of the Shia-Sunni split in Islam - Lesley Hazleton.  New York, Doubleday, 2009.   BP55 H42 2009

Cobra II : the inside story of the invasion and occupation of Iraq - Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor.  New York, Pantheon Books, 2006.   DS79.76 .G67 2006

Command Culture: Officer Education in the U.S. Army and the German Armed Forces, 1901-1940, & THE Consequences For World War II - Jörg Muth.  Denton, Tex., University of North Texas Press, c2011.   U408 .M87 2011

Countdown to Zero Day : Stuxnet and the launch of the world's first digital weapon - Kim Zetter.  New York, Crown Publishers, [2014].   UG593 .Z48 2014

Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan In Burma And India 1942-1945 - Field Marshall Viscount Slim.  New York, David McKay Co., 1961.   D767.6 .S56

Military Innovation In The Interwar Period - Williamson R. Murray (Editor); Allan R. Millett (Editor).  New York, Cambridge University Press, 1996.   U42 .M556 1996

Monsoon : the Indian Ocean and the future of American power - Robert D. Kaplan, New York, Random House, c2010.    DS341.3.U6 K374 2010

Storming the City - Alec Wahlman

Team Of Teams : New Rules Of Engagement For A Complex World - Stanley McChrystal; Chris Fussell; Tantum Collins; David Silverman.  New York, Portfolio/Penguin, 2015.   HD66 .M38185 2015

The Blitzkrieg legend : the 1940 campaign in the West - Karl-Heinz Frieser with John T. Greenwood.  Annapolis, Md., Naval Institute Press, 2005.  D756.3 .F7513 2005

The innovators - Walter Isaacson.  New York, NY, Simon & Schuster, 2014.   QA76.2.A2 I87 2014

The mind of war : John Boyd and American security - Grant T. Hammond.  Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c2001.   UG626.2.B69 H35 2001

The Utility Of Force : The Art Of War In The Modern World - Rupert Smith.  New York, Vintage, 2008.   U21.2 .S624 2008

The Warriors: Reflections On Men In Battle - J. Glenn Gray.  New York, Harper and Row, 1969.   U21.G75 1969

This Kind Of War: The Classic Korean War History - T. R. Fehrenbach.  Washington, Brassey's, 1963.   DS918 .F37 1994