Warfighting First Archive

  • by Peter Schwartz What increasingly affects all of us, whether professional planners or individuals preparing for a better future, is not the tangibles of life—bottom-line numbers, for instance —but the intangibles: our hopes and fears, […]

    Art of the Long View

    by Peter Schwartz What increasingly affects all of us, whether professional planners or individuals preparing for a better future, is not the tangibles of life—bottom-line numbers, for instance —but the intangibles: our hopes and fears, […]

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  •  by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparel The intrepid explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was once dubbed “the greatest leader that ever came on God’s earth, bar none,” for sav­ing the lives of the nearly 30 men […]

    Shackelton’s Way

     by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparel The intrepid explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was once dubbed “the greatest leader that ever came on God’s earth, bar none,” for sav­ing the lives of the nearly 30 men […]

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  • by Ian Toll Six Frigates is a well researched and insightful account of the origin of the United States Navy after the American Revolution through the War of 1812, focusing on the authorization, construction and […]

    Six Frigates

    by Ian Toll Six Frigates is a well researched and insightful account of the origin of the United States Navy after the American Revolution through the War of 1812, focusing on the authorization, construction and […]

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  • by Robert Heinlein This Hugo Award-winning 1959 classic by “the dean of American science fiction writ­ers” just happens to take place in the 22nd century and involves intergalactic warfare against insectoid monsters, but it nonetheless […]

    Starship Troopers

    by Robert Heinlein This Hugo Award-winning 1959 classic by “the dean of American science fiction writ­ers” just happens to take place in the 22nd century and involves intergalactic warfare against insectoid monsters, but it nonetheless […]

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  •  by Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was not only one of the towering statesmen of the 20th century (indeed, to many he remains “the Man of the Century”); he also happened to be a masterful writer […]

    The Second World War, Volume 1

     by Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was not only one of the towering statesmen of the 20th century (indeed, to many he remains “the Man of the Century”); he also happened to be a masterful writer […]

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  • by Jeff Edwards The heroes of this Recommended category, Warfighting First book are the crew of an Arleigh Burke destroyer and the civilian technicians operating an unmanned robot submersible to stop a rogue actor with […]

    The Seventh Angel

    by Jeff Edwards The heroes of this Recommended category, Warfighting First book are the crew of an Arleigh Burke destroyer and the civilian technicians operating an unmanned robot submersible to stop a rogue actor with […]

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  • by A.B.C. Whipple The Barbary War, an often overlooked yet significant and prophetic event in U.S. history, was America’s first battle against an Arab despot and President Thomas Jef­ferson’s first major challenge to U.S. foreign […]

    To the Shores of Tripoli

    by A.B.C. Whipple The Barbary War, an often overlooked yet significant and prophetic event in U.S. history, was America’s first battle against an Arab despot and President Thomas Jef­ferson’s first major challenge to U.S. foreign […]

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  • by James McPherson This Recommended category, Warfighting First book is an outstanding case study on leadership and the roots of America’s tradition of civil-military relations.  Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh […]

    Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

    by James McPherson This Recommended category, Warfighting First book is an outstanding case study on leadership and the roots of America’s tradition of civil-military relations.  Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh […]

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