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Order the Complete 2018 Navy Reading List

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You are purchasing all 166 books on the 2018 CNO’s Reading List.

The 2018 CNO’s professional reading list was published in June of 2018 and contains a massive 166 books. Purchase this complete list for your command’s library, wardroom or chiefs mess.

If you prefer a smaller purchase, or don’t think you can get through all 166 books in a year,  I also offer packages of the top 100 books on the Navy Reading list for a reduced price. Contact me for details.

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CNO’s Reading List: The Cannon

  • The Declaration of Independence, by Thomas Jefferson
  • Principles of Maritime Strategy, by Julian S. Corbett
  • Strategy: The Classic Book on Military Strategy, by B. H. Liddell Hart
  • Military Strategy: A General Theory of Power Control, by J. C. Wylie
  • The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War, by Robert B. Strassler
  • The U.S. Constitution, by James Madison
  • Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought, by Michael I. Handel
  • The Influence of Sea Power on History, by A. T. Mahan
  • On War, by Carl Von Clausewitz
  • Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, by Peter Paret
  • The Art of War, by Sun Tzu
  • The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton

CNO’s Reading List: Core Attributes

  • The Anatomy of Courage, by Lord Moran
  • Giving Voice to Values, by Mary C. Gentile
  • Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
  • Make Your Bed, by Admiral William H. McRaven
  • Warriors and Citizens, by Kori Schake & Jim Mattis
  • The 7 Signs of Ethical Collapse, by Marianne M. Jennings

CNO’s Reading List: Partner Network

  • A World In Disarray by, Richard Haass
  • Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, by Robert D. Kaplan
  • World Order, by Henry Kissinger
  • Partnerships for the Americas, by James G. Stavridis
  • The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, by Robert D. Kaplan
  • The Paradox of American Power, Why the World’s Only Superpower Can’t Go it Alone, by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
  • On China, by Henry Kissinger
  • The Grand Chessboard, by Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance by Tim Koller, Richard Dobbs, Bill Huyett
  • Safe Passage by Kori Schake

CNO’s Reading List: Navy Team

  • Grant: Personal Memoirs and Selected Letters of Ulysses S. Grant, by Ulysses S. Grant
  • In Love and War, by Jim and Sybil Stockdale
  • Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot, by Jim Stockdale
  • A Vietnam Experience, Ten Years of Reflection, by James B. Stockdale
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger
  • Leaders Eat Last, Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, by Simon Sinek
  • At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends, by Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander, by Sandy Woodward and Patrick Robinson
  • Start With Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek
  • Enchiridion, by Epictetus
  • The Caine Mutiny, by Herman Wouk
  • Navigating the Seven Seas, by Melvin G. Williams
  • His Excellency, George Washington, by Joseph J. Ellis
  • Other Clay: A Remembrance of the World War II Infantry, by Charles R. Cawthon
  • Teams of Teams, New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, by Stanley McChrystal
  • The Accidental Admiral, A Sailor Takes Command at NATO, by James Stavridis
  • Crusade in Europe: A Personal Account of World War II, by Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Service: A Navy SEAL at War, by Marcus Luttrell and James D. Hornfischer
  • The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki
  • Humility is the New Smart, by Edward Hess
  • The Last Warrior, by Andrew F. Krepinevich and Barry D. Watts

CNO’s Reading List: Naval Power

  • All the Factors of Victory, by Thomas Wildenberg
  • Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak, by Robert Coram
  • Forgotten Warriors, by Thomas Hammes
  • Marines of Montford Point: America’s First Black Marines, by Melton Alonza McLaurin
  • 1812: The Navy’s War, by George C. Daughan
  • On Grand Strategy, by John Gaddis
  • Toward a New Maritime Strategy, by Peter D. Haynes
  • Matterhorn, A Novel of the Vietnam War, by Karl Marlantes
  • Ghost Fleet, by P.W. Singer and August Cole
  • The Rules of the Game, by Andrew Gordon
  • Seapower, A Guide for the 21st Century, by Geoffrey Till
  • Red Star over the Pacific, by Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes
  • Hold Back the Night, by Pat Frank
  • Utmost Savagery, The Three Days of Tarawa, by Joseph H. Alexander
  • Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy, by Colin S. Gray
  • Chesty, by Jon T. Hoffman
  • The Admirals, by Walter Borneman
  • The Conquering Tide, by Ian W. Toll
  • Execute Against Japan, The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, by Joel Ira Holwitt
  • John Barry, An American Hero in the Age of Sail, by Tim McGrath
  • Pacific Crucible, War at Sea in the Pacific 1941-1942, by Ian W. Toll
  • Six Frigates, by Ian W. Toll
  • Empires of the Sea, by Roger Crowley
  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, by James D. Hornfischer
  • Yellow Smoke: The Future of Land Warfare for America’s Military, by Robert H. Scales
  • Scales on War: The Future of America’s Military at Risk, by Maj. Gen Bob Scales
  • Ship of Ghosts, by James D. Hornfischer
  • The Fleet at Flood Tide, by James D. Hornfischer
  • Neptune’s Inferno, by James D. Hornfischer
  • Shattered Sword, The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway, by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully
  • England in the Seven Years’ War: A Study in Combined Strategy, by Julian S. Corbett
  • Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brian
  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps, by Victor H. Krulak
  • Sea Power, by Admiral James Stavridis
  • The Rickover Effect, The Inside Story of How Adm. Hyman Rickover Built the Nuclear Navy, by Theodore Rockwell
  • The Global Seven Years War 1754 – 1763, by Daniel A. Baugh
  • Rickover and the Nuclear Navy, The Discipline of Technology, by Francis Duncan
  • The Two-Ocean War, A Short History of the U.S. Navy in the Second World War, by Samuel Eliot Morison
  • Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat, by Wayne P. Hughes Jr.
  • American Spartans: A Combat History from Iwo to Iraq, by James Warren
  • The Face of Battle, by John Keegan
  • The Price of Admiralty, by John Keegan
  • The Mask of Command, by John Keegan
  • Military Readiness: Concepts, Choices, Consequences, by Richard K. Betts
  • Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21sr Century, by P. W. Singer
  • Technology and War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present, by Martin Van Creveld
  • Washington’s Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer
  • Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson, by Roger Knight
  • Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway, by Elliot Carlson
  • Military Innovation in the Interwar Period, by Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett
  • Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in the World War II, by Arthur Herman

CNO’s Reading List: High Velocity Outcomes

  • On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinsser
  • The Making of the Atom Bomb, by Richard Rhodes
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, by Daniel H. Pink
  • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz
  • The Knowing Doing Gap, by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, by Atul Gawande
  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward R. Tufte
  • Sensemaking in Organizations, by Karl E. Weick
  • The Art of the Long View: Planning in an Uncertain Future, by Peter Schwartz
  • The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
  • Inviting Disaster: Lessons from the Edge of Technology, by James R. Chiles
  • High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence, by Steven J. Spear
  • 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century, by Andew F. Krepinevic
  • Envisioning Information, by Edward R. Tufte
  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business, by Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, by Peter M. Senge
  • The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
  • Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers, by Richard E. Neustadt and Ernest R. May
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days, by Jake Knapp
  • Democracy, by Condoleezza Rice
  • Drift into Failure: From Hunting Broken Components to Understanding Complex Systems, by Sidney Dekker
  • The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’, by Sidney Dekker
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt
  • The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, by Ray Kurzweil
  • Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, by Micah Zenko
  • The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economic Bigger, by Marc Levinson
  • Grand Strategies in War and Peace, by Paul Kennedy
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire, by Peter Heather
  • Simulating War, Studying Conflict Through Simulation Games, by Philip Sabin
  • Blackett’s War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare, by Stephen Budiansky
  • Leading Change, by John P. Kotter
  • The Heart of Change: Real-life Stories of How People Change their Organizations, by John P. Kotter
  • Strategy, A History, by Lawrence Freedman
  • Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents, by James Reason
  • Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty, by Karl E. Weick and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe
  • Machine Platform Crowd, by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

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