CNO's Reading List

"Ready to be Ready!" List


Warfighting First

1812: The Navy's War George C. Daughan 
Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It Richard Clarke 
Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt Michael P. Murphy, USN Gary Williams 
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century P.W. Singer 
The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran David Crist 
Wake of the Wahoo: The Heroic Story of America's Most Daring WWII Submarine, USS Wahoo Forest J. Sterling 

Operate Forward

The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror Bernard Lewis 
"Execute against Japan": The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare Joel I. Holwitt 
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power Robert D. Kaplan 
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal James D. Hornfischer 
Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy Yoshihara and Holmes 
Fallout: The True Story of the CIA's Secret War on Nuclear Trafficking  Catherine Collins; Douglas Franz

Be Ready

A Sailor's History of the U.S. Navy Thomas Cutler 
In the Shadow of Greatness: Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service from America's Longest War Joshua Welle, (ed) 
Navigating the Seven Seas: Leadership Lessons of the First African American Father and Son to Serve at the top in the U.S. Navy Melvin G. Williams 
The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader Jason Redman; John Bruning 
Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders  L. David Marquet
Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life Mike Krzyzewski 
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century P. W. Singer 



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