- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.
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.