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Judge Advocate General’s Warrior-Attorney Regiment Reading List (JAG)

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The Judge Adviocate General (JAG) Reading list was produced by JAGWAR.com, a private website intended to:

Inspire Army Judge Advocates,
Legal Administrators, and
Paralegals to be Soldiers first

Thanks to JAGWAR for producing the below reading list and also recommend you view TJAG and DJAG’s “Lifelong Learning Reading List”, available HERE.

HEROES AND GRIT
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its AftermathBy Michael Norman
Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of GermanyBy Stephen Ambrose
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern WarBy Mark Bowden
Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I EraBy Chad Williams
Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy Seal Team Six Operator Adam BrownBy Eric Blehm
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat TillmanBy Jon Krakauer
Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops BattlefieldBy Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The Greatest GenerationBy Tom Brokaw
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionBy Laura Hillenbrand
The Great Raid on Cabanatuan: Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and CorregidorBy William Breuer
Into the Rising Sun: World War II’s Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of CombatBy Patrick O’Donnell
Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam WarBy Bruce Henderson
All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in IraqBy Robert McGovern
Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in HistoryBy Saul David
LEADERSHIP AND COMBAT
The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s EducationBy Craig Mullaney
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine OfficerBy Nathaniel Fick
A Message to Garcia: And Other Essential Writings on SuccessBy Elbert Hubbard
WAR THROUGH HISTORY
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of ThermopylaeBy Steven Pressfield
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World WarBy Andrew Roberts
The Afghan Campaign: A NovelBy Steven Pressfield
The Things They CarriedBy Tim O’Brien
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam WarBy Karl Marlantes
MILITARY ANALYSIS
Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical IllustrationsBy Michael Walzer
Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of TerrorBy Michael Hayden
The original JAG Reading list can be found here: https://orderofthejagwar.com/jagwar-reading-list