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MilitaryReadingList is about Military Books.  We started this site in 2000, with the intent to make available the books on the various military service reading lists. Since that time, the means to find and read books on the recommended reading lists has become much easier. The increased popularity of digital books has further changed how we read and collect. This site will forever be a work in progress as there are thousands books on the military that we have not discovered yet and thousands that have yet to be written.

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April 2018 Recommendation

Title: Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

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George C. Daughan’s magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much in economic concerns as political ones. When Massachusetts militiamen turned out in overwhelming numbers to fight the British, they believed they were fighting for their farms and livelihoods, as well as for liberty. Benjamin Franklin was not surprised by this widespread belief. In the years prior to the Revolution, Franklin had toured Great Britain and witnessed the wretched living conditions of the king’s subjects. They wore rags for clothes, went…

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Previous Military Book Recommendations

MonthYearTitle/Author
11Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
22Intelligence In War by John Keegan
33The Challenge of Command: Reading for Military Excellence by Roger H Nye
44The Art of War by Sun Tzu
55The Second World War by John Keegan
66The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause by Major Damon Gause
77Small Unit Leadership: A Commonsense Approach by Dandridge M. Malone
88The Three Meter Zone by James D. Pendry
99The Threatening Storm by Kenneth Pllack
1010Battle Cry of Freedom by James M McPherson
1111Lincoln on Leadership by Donald T Phillips
1212Battles of the Revolutionary War, 1775-1781 by W J Wood
1313Company Commander by Charles Brown MacDonald
1414The Face of Battle by John Keegan
1515A Message to Garcia by E Hubbard
1616Band of Brothers by Stephen E Ambrose
17New to ListThe Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
1818Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers by Richard E neustadt
1919A History of Warfare by John Keegan
2020The Syrian Rebellion by Fouad Ajami