- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just to make sure you don’t get bored over the summer, here are some other military history reading lists for you:
Rep. Ike Skelton’s overview list.
A Pentagon reading list.
A reading list from Guantanamo Bay detainees.
A pre-deployment list for platoon leaders going to Afghanistan.
My list for a friend deploying to Afghanistan:
The 101st Airborne’s list for Afghanistan.
And the 10 best post-deployment books.
Here’s my list of what to read if you are a civilian going to work at the Pentagon.
But if you really want to have a fun summer, here is a reading list on terrorism:
Here’s one on COIN:
One on intelligence.
Here’s D’Este’s besties on WWII:
A "gun nut’s" list.
A unusual Vietnam War list.
Adm. Stavridis’ list of fiction (20 novels).
This guy also has some better suggestions near the end of his interview.
For real obscurity, a Tory’s reading list.
To top it off, here are some roundups I did of reading lists:
And yet another one.
And a study of the solder’s load!
For a change, here is a list of books I never finished:
And a list of books about Iraq to avoid.
Finally, once you get tired of reading, here is a list of terrific war movies.