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29 Palms Personal and Professional Development LibGuide: Commandant’s Reading List

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COMMANDANT'S PROFESSIONAL READING LIST

2017 MARINE CORPS: COMMANDANT'S PROFESSIONAL READING LIST

Below are the books that are currently in the 2017 list, you can also open the file below to find more information!

COMMANDANT'S CHOICE (ALL MARINES)

TITLE AUTHOR
MCDP-1 WARFIGHTING USMC
MCWP 6-10 LEADING MARINES USMC
MCRP 6-11D SUSTAINING THE TRANSFORMATION USMC
FIRST TO FIGHT KRULAK, VICTOR
HUE 1968: A TURNING POINT OF THE AMERICAN WAR IN VIETNAM BOWDEN, MARK
MONEYBALL: THE ART OF WINNING AN UNFAIR GAME LEWIS, MICHAEL
A WORLD IN DISARRAY HAASS, RICHARD
LEGACY: 15 LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP KERR, JAMES

 

ENTRY LEVEL ENLISTED (RECRUIT, POOLEE)

BATTLE CRY URIS, LEON
CORPS VALUES MILLER, ZELL
GATES OF FIRE PRESSFIELD, STEVEN
STARSHIP TROOPERS HEINLEIN, ROBERT
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE CRANE, STEPHEN

 

ENTRY LEVEL OFFICER (CANDIDATE, MIDSHIPMAN)

BATTLE CRY URIS, LEON
CORPS VALUES MILLER, ZELL
GATES OF FIRE PRESSFIELD, STEVEN
I'M STAYING WITH MY BOYS PROSER, JIM & CUTTER, JAMES
MY MEN ARE MY HEROES HELMS, NATHANIEL
STARSHIP TROOPERS HEINLEIN, ROBERT
THE KILLER ANGELS SHAARA, MICHAEL

 

PRIMARY LEVEL ENLISTED (PVT, PFC, LCPL)

CHESTY HOFFMAN, JON
ENDER'S GAME CARD, ORSON SCOTT
THE LAST STAND OF FOX COMPANY DRURY, BOB & CLAVIN TOM
THE MARINES OF MONTFORD POINT MCLAURIN, MELTON
ON CALL IN HELL JADICK, CDR. RICHARD
READY PLAYER ONE CLINE, ERNEST
RIFLEMAN DODD FORESTER, C.S.
THE WARRIOR ETHOS PRESSFIELD, STEVEN

 

PRIMARY LEVEL OFFICER (2NDLT, 1STLT)

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT REMARQUE, ERICH MARIA
THE LAST STAND OF FOX COMPANY DRURY, BOB & CLAVIN TOM
THE MARINES OF MONTFORD POINT MCLAURIN, MELTON
WITH THE OLD BREED SLEDGE E.B.
CHESTY HOFFMAN, JON
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO GO TO WAR MARLANTES, KARL
MANEUVER WARFARE: AN ANTHOLOGY HOOKER, RICHARD & GALVIN, JOHN
READY PLAYER ONE CLINE, ERNEST
FIELDS OF FIRE WEBB, JAMES
AT THE WATER'S EDGE: DEFENDING AGAINST THE MODERN AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT GATCHEL, THEODORE
THE DEFENSE OF HILL 781: AN ALLEGORY OF MODERN MECHANIZED COMBAT MCDONOUGH, JAMES

 

CAREER LEVEL ENLISTED (CPL, SGT)

RESILIENCE GREITENS, ERIC
OUTLIERS GLADWELL, MALCOLM
THE DEFENSE OF DUFFER'S DRIFT SWINTON, ERNEST
THE KILLER ANGELS SHAARA, MICHAEL
WITH THE OLD BREED SLEDGE, E.B.
BATTLER LEADERSHIP VON SCHELL, ADOLF
GHOST FLEET SINGER, P.W. & COLE, AUGUST
WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE... AND YOUNG MOORE, HAROLD & GALLOWAY JOSEPH
ON KILLING GROSSMAN, DAVE
THE REVENGE OF GEOGRAPHY KAPLAN, ROBERT
LEFT OF BANG VAN HORNE, PATRICK

 

CAREER LEVEL OFFICER (WO, WO2, CAPT)

ATTACKS ROMMEL, ERWIN
BLACK HEARTS FREDERICK, JIM
INTO THE TIGER'S JAW PETERSEN, JR., LTCOL FRANK (USMC RET)
ON KILLING GROSSMAN, DAVE
WAR MADE NEW BOOT, MAX
CURIOUS: THE DESIRE TO KNOW AND WHY YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT LESLIE, IAN
FORGOTTEN WARRIORS HAMMES, T.X.
MANEUVER WARFARE HANDBOOK LIND, WILLIAM
ASSAULT FROM THE SEA: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE BARTLETT, MERRILL
THE STARFISH AND THE SPIDER BRAFMAN, ORI & BECKSTROM, ROD
OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS: THE COMING AGE OF THE URBAN GUERRILLA KILCULLEN, DAVID
THE REVENGE OF GEOPGRAPHY KAPLAN, ROBERT
NEPTUNE'S INFERNO: THE U.S. NAVY AT GUADALCANAL HORNFISCHER, JAMES

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENLISTED (SSGT, GYSGT)

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT REMARQUE, ERICH MARIA
AMERICAN SPARTANS WARREN, JAMES
THE CHANGING FACE OF WAR VAN CREVELD, MARTIN
THIS KIND OF WAR FEHRENBACH, T.R.
FIELDS OF FIRE WEBB, JAMES
LEADING CHANGE KOTTER, JOHN
MY MEN ARE MY HEROES HELMS, NATHANIEL
THINKING FAST AND SLOW KAHNEMAN, DANIEL
LEADING UP USEEM, MICHAEL
THE INNOVATORS: HOW A GROUP OF HACKERS, GENIUSES, AND GEEKS ISAACSON, WALTER
ONCE AN EAGLE MYRER, ANTON

 

SENIOR LEVEL OFFICER (CWO5, COL, GEN)

ANOTHER BLOODY CENTURY GRAY, COLIN
ASSIGNMENT PENTAGON: HOW TO EXCEL IN A BUREAUCRACY SMITH, PERRY & GERSTEIN, DANIEL
DERELICTION OF DUTY: JOHNSON, MCNAMARA, THE JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF MCMASTER, H.R.
DIPLOMACY KISSINGER, HENRY
LITTLE BOOK OF ECONOMICS IP, GREG
SUPREME COMMAND: SOLDIERS, STATESMEN AND LEADERSHIP COHEN, ELOIT
TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN GOOWDIN, DORIS
THE FEDERALIST PAPERS HAMILTON, ALEXANDER
THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES STRASSLER, ROBERT & THUCYDIDES
EVERY WAR MUST END IKLE, FREDERICK
THE SOLDIER AND THE STATE HUNTINGTON, SAMUEL
STRATEGY: A HISTORY FREEDMAN, LAWRENCE
TREASURY'S WAR ZARATE, JUAN
THE GUNS OF AUGUST TUCHMAN, BARBARA
THE INNOVATOR'S DILEMMA: WHEN NEW TECHNOLOGIES CAUSE GREAT FIRMS... CHRISTENSEN, CLAYTON
THE INEVITABLE: UNDERSTANDING THE 12 TECHNOLOGICAL FORCES... KELLY, KEVIN
STILWELL AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN CHINA TUCHMAN, BARBARA

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OFFICER (CWO3, CWO4, MAJ, LTCOL)

COMMAND CULTURE MUTH, JORG
DEFEAT INTO VICTORY SLIM, WILLIAM
JUST AND UNJUST WARS WALZER, MICHAEL
MILITARY INNOVATION IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD MURRAY, WILLIAMSON
THE WARRIORS: REFLECTIONS ON MEN IN BATTLE GRAY, J. GLENN
THE UTILITY OF FORCE: THE ART OF WAR IN THE MODERN WORLD SMITH, RUPERT
THIS KIND OF WAR FEHRENBACH, T.R.
TEAM OF TEAMS: NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR A COMPLEX WORLD MCCRYSTAL, STANLEY
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO DAY ZETTER, KIM
AFTER THE PROPHET, THE EPIC STORY OF THE SHIA-SUNNI SPLIT IN ISLAM HAZLETON, LESLIE
MONSOON: THE INDIAN OCEAN AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POWER KAPLAN, ROBERT
COBRA II: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE INVASION AND OCCUPATION OF IRAQ GORDON, MICHAEL
THE BLITZKRIEG LEGEND: THE 1940 CAMPAIGN IN THE WEST FRIESER, KARL-HEINZ
THE INNOVATORS: HOW A GROUP OF HACKERS, GENIUSES, AND GEEKS ISAACSON, WALTER
THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR: WHEN HUMANS TRANSCEND BIOLOGY KURZWEIL, RAY
STORMING THE CITY: U.S. MILITARY PERFORMANCE IN URBAN WARFARE WAHLMAN, ALEC
THE MIND OF WAR HAMMOND, GRANT

 

SENIOR LEVEL ENLISTED (MSGT, 1STSGT, MGYSGT, SGTMAJ)

ACHILLES IN VIETNAM SHAY, JONATHAN
COMMAND CULTURE MUTH, JORG
FORGOTTEN WARRIORS HAMMES, T.X.
JUST AND UNJUST WARS WALZER, MICHAEL
NO BENDED KNEE TWINING, MERRILL
THE FACE OF BATTLE KEEGAN, JOHN
TEAM OF TEAMS: NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR A COMPLEX WORLD MCCRYSTAL, STANLEY
START WITH WHY: HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE EVERYONE TO TAKE ACTION SINEK, SIMON
THE INEVITABLE: UNDERSTANDING THE 12 TECHNOLOGICAL FORCES.. KELLY, KEVIN
THE INNOVATOR'S DILEMMA: WHEN NEW TECHNOLOGIES CAUSE GREAT FIRMS... CHRISTENSEN, CLAYTON
THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR: WHEN HUMANS TRANSCEND BIOLOGY KURZWEIL, RAY
ON COMBAT GROSSMAN, DAVE
THE GUNS OF AUGUST TUCHMAN, BARBARA