CNO Reading List

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You are purchasing the top 105 books on the 2020 CNO’s Reading List. The 2020 CNO’s professional reading list was published in the Spring of 2020 and contains a massive 140 books. Purchase the top 105 books for your command’s library, wardroom or chiefs mess.

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The 2021 Chief of Naval Operations Reading List

READINESS

  1. A BRIEF GUIDE TO MARITIME STRATEGY By James R. Holmes
  2. GHOST FLEET: A Novel of the Next World War By P.W. Singer & August Cole
  3. NEPTUNE’S INFERNO: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal By James D. Hornfischer
  4. SIX FRIGATES: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy By Ian W. Toll
  5. MATTERHORN: A Novel of the Vietnam War By Karl Marlantes
  6. RED STAR OVER THE PACIFIC: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy By Toshi Yoshihara & James R. Holmes
  7. SEA POWER A Guide for the Twenty-First Century By Geoffrey Till
  8. THE LEADER’S BOOKSHELF By ADM. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) & R. Manning Ancell
  9. LEADERS EAT LAST: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t By Simon Sinek
  10. MINDSET The New Psychology of Success By Carol S. Dweck
  11. THE INFINITE GAME: By Simon Sinek
  12. WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO TO WAR: By Karl Marlantes

Capabilities

  1. ARMY OF NONE: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War By Paul Scharre
  2. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BASICS By Tom Taulli
  3. BURN-IN: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution By P. W. Singer & August Cole
  4. THE FUTURE OF WAR: A History By Lawrence Freedman
  5. THE NEXT 100 YEARS: A Forecast for the 21st Century By George Friedman
  6. HUMAN COMPATIBLE: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control By Stuart Russell
  7. THE FIFTH DOMAIN: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats By Richard A. Clark & Robert K. Knake
  8. THE NEW RULES OF WAR: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder By Sean McFate
  9. THE PERFECT WEAPON: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age By David E. Sanger
  10. DEEP THINKING: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins By Garry Kasparov
  11. GENIUS WEAPONS: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weaponry, and the Future of Warfare By Louis A. Del Monte
  12. NO ORDINARY DISRUPTION: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends By Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, Jonathan Woetzel
  13. THE INEVITABLE: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future By Kevin Kelly

 

Capacity

  1. FEARLESS: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown By Eric Blehm
  2. ONE NATION UNDER DRONES: Legality, Morality, and Utility of Unmanned Combat Systems By John E. Jackson
  3. THE FLEET AT FLOOD TIDE: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 By James D. Hornfischer
  4. THE LAST STAND OF THE TIN CAN SAILORS: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour By James D. Hornfischer
  5. FLEET TACTICS AND COASTAL COMBAT: By Wayne P. Hughes
  6. JUST AND UNJUST WARS: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations By Michael Walzer
  7. SEA POWER: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans By ADM. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) & R. Manning Ancell & Bob Souer
  8. TOWARD A NEW MARITIME STRATEGY: American Naval Thinking in the Post-Cold War Era By Peter D. Haynes
  9. OUR ROBOTS, OURSELVES: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy By David A. Mindell
  10. THE END OF GRAND STRATEGY: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century By Simon Reich & Peter Dombrowski
  11. THE FUTURE OF VIOLENCE Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones By Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum
  12. THE SECOND MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD: The Life of Admiral William D. Leahy, Roosevelt’s Chief of Staff By Phillips Payson O’Brien

 

SAILORS

  1. EGO IS THE ENEMY: By Ryan Holiday
  2. HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST: By Ibram X. Kendi
  3. THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win By Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
  4. TINY HABITS: The Small Changes That Change Everything By BJ Fogg
  5. WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT THAT AT WORK!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics By Mary-Frances Winters
  6. A TACTICAL ETHIC: Moral Conduct in the Insurgent Battlespace By Dick Couch
  7. FED UP: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward By Gemma Hartley
  8. MILITARY ETHICS: What Everyone Needs to Know By George Lucas
  9. SEXUAL MINORITIES AND POLITICS: By Jason Pierceson
  10. START WITH WHY: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action By Simon Sinek
  11. THE CHARACTER GAP: How Good Are We? By Christian Miller
  12. FORTUNE FAVORS BOLDNESS: The Story of Naval Valor During Operation Iraqi Freedom By Barry M. Costello
  13. NO PITY: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement By Joseph P. Shapiro
  14. THE ROAD TO CHARACTER: By David Brooks
  15. THE HONEST TRUTH ABOUT DISHONESTY: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves By Dan Ariely
  16. THE NEW JIM CROW: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander