Coast Guard Reading List


In one package you are buying all 22 books on the US Coast Guard Reading List.

Our world is not exactly breaking out in tranquility, and given this volatile, increasingly complex and uncertain time, sound leadership is even more critical to our collective success. This year offers opportunities for every component to reinforce a culture of excellence and highlight the importance of leadership at all levels. I reflected on my own Leadership Philosophy and selected books to inspire and challenge you to help lead the Coast Guard through this world of accelerating change.


While we strive to maintain ready access to every book in the military reading list; there are some books that go out of print or are no longer reasonably available during my required processing time. Please refer to our Out Of Stock Policy for up-to-date information.

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Purchase 22 books from the Coast Guard’s Reading List to include:

  1. I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Terrance Real
  2. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  3. Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  4. Not Your Father’s Coast Guard: The Untold Story of US Coast Guard Special Forces by Matthew Mitchell
  5. Outside the Wire by Jason Kander
  6. One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick
  7. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  8. The Knowledge Illusion by Philip Pernbach and Steven Sloman
  9. Women’s Ways of Knowing – The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind by Mary Field Belenky, Blythe McVicker Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger, and Jill Mattuck Tarule
  10. Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America’s Toughest Warriors by Jason Redman
  11. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  12. Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base by Andy Brown & Massad Ayoob
  13. About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior by David Hackworth
  14. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
  15. The Captain Class by Sam Walker
  16. Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  17. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  18. The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber
  19. Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover From Trauma by Elizabeth Stanley
  20. The Last of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer
  21. How to Measure Anything – Finding the value of “intangibles” in business by Douglas W. Hubbard
  22. Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday
  23. Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
  24. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

We are able to send to all Military FPO / AP addresses and can accept GSC Credit cards under the Micro-purchase level