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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

Master Gunnery Sergeant/Sergeant Major

Achilles In Vietnam: Combat Trauma And The Undoing Of Character - Jonathan Shay.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 1995.  RC550 .S53 1995

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

Forgotten Warriors: The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, The Corps Ethos, And The Korean War - Thomas Hammes.  Lawrence, Kan., University Press of Kansas, c2010.   DS919 .H353 2010

​Just And Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical ILLUSTRATIONS - Michael Walzer.  New York, Basic Books, 2000.   U21.2 .W345 2000

No Bended Knee: The Battle For Guadalcanal - Merrill B. Twining.  Novato, CA, Presido, c1996.  D767.98 .T95 1996

On combat : the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict in war and in peace - Dave Grossman. [Illinois] : PPCT Research Publications, c2007.  U22.3 .G76 2007

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

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

The Face Of Battle - John Keegan.  Harmondsworth ; New York, Penguin, 1978, c1976.   D25 .K43 1978

The guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman.  New York, Macmillan, 1962.   D530.T8

The inevitable - Kevin Kelly.

The innovator's dilemma - Clayton M. Christensen.  New York, NY, HarperBusiness; 2000, c1997.   HD53 .C49 2000

The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology - Ray Kurzweil.  New York, Penguin Books, 2006, c2005.   QP376 .K85 2006

Colonel/General

Chairman Xi remakes the PLA: assessing Chinese military reforms - Phillip C. Saunders, et. al.

Another Bloody Century: Future Warfare - Colin Gray.  London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.   U21.2 .G6697 2005

Assignment: Pentagon: How To Excel In A Bureaucracy - Perry M. Smith; Daniel M. Gerstein.

Dereliction Of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Mcnamara, The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, And The Lies That Led To Vietnam - H. R. McMaster.  Washington, D.C., Regnery Pub., c2003.   E886.2 .P38 2003

Diplomacy - Henry Kissinger.  New York, Simon & Schuster, c1994.   JX1662 .K57 1994

Every War Must End - Fred Charles Iklé.  New York, Columbia University Press, 2005.   U21.2 .I42 2005

Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-45 / Barbara W. Tuchman Imprint New York : Grove Press, [2001].  E745.S68 T8 2001

​Strategy: A History - Lawrence Freedman.  Oxford ; New York, Oxford University Press, [2013].   U162 .F86 2013

Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, And Leadership In Wartime - Eliot A. Cohen.  New York, Anchor Books, 2003.   JF195 .C65 2003b

Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin.  New York, Simon & Schuster, c2005.   E457.45 .G66 2005

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

The guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman.  New York, Macmillan, 1962.   D530.T8

The inevitable - Kevin Kelly.

The innovator's dilemma - Clayton M. Christensen.  New York, NY, HarperBusiness; 2000, c1997.   HD53 .C49 2000

The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide To The Peloponnesian War - Robert B. Strassler (Editor).  New York, Simon & Schuster, 1998.   DF229.T55 C7 1998

The Little Book Of Economics: How The Economy Works In The Real World - Greg Ip.  Hoboken, N.J., John Wiley & Sons, c2010.   HB171 .I69 2010

The Soldier And The State: The Theory And Politics Of Civil-Military Relations - Samuel P. Huntington.  Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c1985.   UA23 .H95 1985

Treasury's War: The Unleashing Of A New Era Of Financial Warfare - Juan Zarate.  New York, PublicAffairs, 2013.  HJ261 .Z37 2013