Essential Readings Archive

  • by Thomas Cutler The winner of the 2006 U.S. Maritime Litera­ture Award, this highly readable book offers a fresh approach to naval history. Adopted by the U.S. Navy for issue to all new Sailors, A […]

    A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy

    by Thomas Cutler The winner of the 2006 U.S. Maritime Litera­ture Award, this highly readable book offers a fresh approach to naval history. Adopted by the U.S. Navy for issue to all new Sailors, A […]

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  • by Bernard Lewis This timely book examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world and that all too often have manifested themselves in acts of terrorism. Expanded from an award-winning New […]

    The Crisis of Islam

    by Bernard Lewis This timely book examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world and that all too often have manifested themselves in acts of terrorism. Expanded from an award-winning New […]

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  • by George C. Daughan This Essential category Warfighting First book provides an engaging account of the War of 1812. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America’s prospects looked dismal. It was clear that […]

    1812: The Navy’s War

    by George C. Daughan This Essential category Warfighting First book provides an engaging account of the War of 1812. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America’s prospects looked dismal. It was clear that […]

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  • This Warfighting First category book is the latest publication from one of the nation’s most forward-thinking intellectuals on advanced technology—Peter W. Singer. Admiral James Stavridis, US Navy (Ret), describes this book as, “the most approachable […]

    Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare

    This Warfighting First category book is the latest publication from one of the nation’s most forward-thinking intellectuals on advanced technology—Peter W. Singer. Admiral James Stavridis, US Navy (Ret), describes this book as, “the most approachable […]

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  • by LT Joel Holwitt, USN This Essential category Operate Forward book was written by active duty Submarine Warfare Officer, LT Joel Holwitt. Less than five hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a telegram […]

    Execute Against Japan

    by LT Joel Holwitt, USN This Essential category Operate Forward book was written by active duty Submarine Warfare Officer, LT Joel Holwitt. Less than five hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a telegram […]

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  • by Joshua Welle, John Ennis, Katherine Kranz and Graham Plaster This Essential category, Be Ready book provides a glimpse into the lives of some of the post 9/11 generation of warriors. The stories of the […]

    In the Shadow of Greatness

    by Joshua Welle, John Ennis, Katherine Kranz and Graham Plaster This Essential category, Be Ready book provides a glimpse into the lives of some of the post 9/11 generation of warriors. The stories of the […]

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  • by Robert Kaplan This Essential category Operate Forward book offers a pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia” which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. Bestselling author […]

    Monsoon

    by Robert Kaplan This Essential category Operate Forward book offers a pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia” which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania. Bestselling author […]

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  • by Melvin G. Williams, Sr. and Melvin G. Williams, Jr. This Essential category, Be Ready book showcases important leadership lessons. The authors are the first African-American father and son to have served at the top […]

    Navigating the Seven Seas

    by Melvin G. Williams, Sr. and Melvin G. Williams, Jr. This Essential category, Be Ready book showcases important leadership lessons. The authors are the first African-American father and son to have served at the top […]

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  • by Gary Williams This Essential category, Warfighting First book tells the compelling tale of the late Navy SEAL, LT Michael Murphy. A young man of great character, he is the subject of Naval Special Warfare […]

    SEAL of Honor

    by Gary Williams This Essential category, Warfighting First book tells the compelling tale of the late Navy SEAL, LT Michael Murphy. A young man of great character, he is the subject of Naval Special Warfare […]

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  • This Be Ready category book provides entertaining and informative lessons on how to build a culture of success. Duke University basketball coach Mike “Coach-K” Krzyzewski’s story is a great example of living the American dream […]

    Leading With the Heart

    This Be Ready category book provides entertaining and informative lessons on how to build a culture of success. Duke University basketball coach Mike “Coach-K” Krzyzewski’s story is a great example of living the American dream […]

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