Best Defense

Reading rainbow

A few reading lists for your pleasure.


-A list of what people were reading during the summer.

-A reading list on maneuver warfare. There’s a Marine handbook that he should have included in this list.

-An idiosyncratic list of the 100 best novels of all time.

-Ben Affleck’s recommendations.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at

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