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The Published 2017 Air Force Reading List

The Official 2017 Air Force Reading List is now published on and can be accessed below. Please submit your nominations for the 2018 Air Force Reading List in the comment section below.


The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)

by Peter F. Drucker (Paperback)






Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

by General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins







Chief: My Journey Thru Iraq at the Peak of War

by Scott H Dearduff







Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
by Simon Sinek







Airpower Reborn: The Strategic Concepts of John Warden and John Boyd (History of Military Aviation)

by John Andreas Olsen (Hardcover)






Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III, A War Game Scenario

by Michael J. Coumatos, William B. Scott







The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics

by Paul Bracken







Cyberspace in Peace and War (Transforming War)

by Martin Libicki







The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

by Bartholomew Sparrow







Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership

by David N. Spires, Rick W Sturdevant







The Wright Brothers

by David McCullough







Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

by Mary Jennings Hegar







On China

by Henry Kissinger






Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick







The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin
by Steven Lee Myers






The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder

by Peter Zeihan







Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier






Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Version 2.0, With a New Afterword)

by Thomas L. Friedman







Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the US Armed Forces

by James E Parco, David A Levy







Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

by Angela Duckworth







The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan







Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan






The official Air Force Reading list can be purchased here.

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