Order the Complete DIA Reading List (Leadership and Professional Development)


In one package you are buying all 35 books on the DIA Reading List (for leadership and professional development)

As intelligence officers, our most critical asset is our mind. Self-study increases our speed, creativity, and confidence. Without self-study, our expertise is limited to our direct experiences. Reading vastly multiplies our experiences in life—as parents, as friends, as spouses, and as leaders. By reading, we can learn from the experiences of an immeasurable number of people. And, hopefully, our reading allows us to learn from the mistakes of others, before we make those mistakes ourselves. Old ideas  give us new ideas. History really does teach us something. It inspires, motivates, and elevates us.


Order the 35 books in the 2018 Defense Intelligence Agency’s Reading List (Leadership and Professional Development) to include:

  1. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
  2. Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning
  3. The Art of War
  4. The Craft of Intelligence: America’s Legendary Spymaster on the Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering for a Free World
  5. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
  6. The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations
  7. Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy
  8. The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
  9. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
  10. Good Strategy / Bad Strategy
  11. Grey Eminence: Fox Conner and the Art of Mentorship
  12. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon
  13. It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership
  14. Legacy
  15. Make Your Bed – Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World
  16. A Message to Garcia
  17. Nineteen Stars: A Study in Military Character and Leadership
  18. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
  19. On War
  20. One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
  21. Outliers: The Story of Success
  22. Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision
  23. Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy
  24. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  25. Psychology of Intelligence Analysis
  26. Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
  27. The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History
  28. Scales on War: The Future of America’s Military at Risk
  29. Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions
  30. The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
  31. Superforecasting
  32. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  33. Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  34. Thinking Fast and Slow
  35. War

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