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15 Jan 08,, 00:57
Hello all.

I just love to read, just love it. As such I decided to start a reading list for future books for me to read. I'd like to share that with you and ask that you add to my list by posting your own or books you would recommend to me. Thank you for your time.
The World Is Flat - Thomas Friedman
The Iliad - Homer

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Epidemic - Gina Kolata
Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield

On War - Carl von Clausewitz [Translated by Mike Howard and Peter Paret]
The Face of Battle - John Keegan
Imperial Policing - Major General Sir Charles Gwynn
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice - Colonel David Galula (Ret.)
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Elephant and the Dragon: The Economic Rise of India and China - Robyn Meredith
The Battle for Peace: A Frontline Vision Of America’s Power and Purpose - A. Zinni
The Military Maxims of Napoleon: The Principals of Warfare - Napoleon Bonaparte
American Admiralship: The Moral Imperatives of Naval Command - Edgar Puryear
America’s First Battles - Charles E. Heller
Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age - Peter Paret
Leadership: The Warrior’s Art - Chris Kolenda
Yellow Smoke: The Future of Land Warfare - Robert Scales
Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton - Martin Van Creveld
The Tragedy of King Lear - William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
Churchill: Visionary, Statesman, Historian - John Lukacs
Othello - William Shakespeare
Churchill: A Study in Greatness - Geoffrey Best
Macbeth- William Shakespeare
Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times - Thomas R. Martin
The Odyssey - Homer
Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought - Michael Handel


This is a large list, one that I hope to keep expanding. It would take me at least to early 2009 to obtain and read all of these books, I realize that but reading books is a pleasure from which one can only benefit. Any input is appreciated.

dave lukins
15 Jan 08,, 16:29
I was suprised not to see Sun Tzu on the Art of War.

15 Jan 08,, 18:11
I was suprised not to see Sun Tzu on the Art of War.

And you, Mr Lukins were horrified at the omission of Noddy Meets Big Ears!

dave lukins
15 Jan 08,, 18:27
I didn't think our WABbers where quite ready for Enid.:)

Kansas Bear
15 Jan 08,, 18:58
I was suprised not to see Sun Tzu on the Art of War.

Sun Tzu and A Book of Five Rings were, to me, always the "read a chapter then contemplate" type of books.

Currently reading/researching:
Carolingian campaigns vs Muslims/Moors

15 Jan 08,, 23:31
I was suprised not to see Sun Tzu on the Art of War.

:confused: So am I. I thought I added that. Well, thanks for reminding me.