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    To raise additional funds to invest in hardware and software for the site, Shek and I will be heading up an Amazon Astore. To stock the shelves, we need help with is the suggestion of titles of books that are relevant to the theme of the forum. My goal is to eventually have more than 1000 titles in stock in the WAB Library/Bookstore.

    Any feedback on categorization would be welcome as well.
    "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."

  • #2

    Classic Literature

    Sun Zi: The Art of War & Sun Bin: The Art of War

    Art of War: Niccolo Machiavelli

    The Prince
    by Niccolo Machiavelli

    On war (Vom Kriege) Clausewitz

    Maurice's Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy

    I am not sure if the books linked above are the best version (I own several of them in German, not English) but I guess the titles itself derserve a place here. Further I could not find suitable links for other works like Bellum Gallicum or 36 stratagems.


    • #3
      Thanks Tarek. I've added that category and those books, 2 of them different versions though.
      "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."


      • #4
        Has this version:

        also the writing of Sun Bin or only those of Sun Tzu? I, though of couse just an amateur, woul think that Sun Bin writing are also interesting, though they are not really anyhting new but based on those of Sun Tzu's.


        • #5
          Added, along with several other titles.
          "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."


          • #6
            some other books I came up with so far (but I am not sure if they already can be considered modern warfare, or rahter something inbetween)

            Infranty Attacks:

            Achtung Panzer:


            Again I am not sure of the version I looked up are the best english language available.


            • #7
              At first thought, you definitely need Perret's "There's a War to be Won!" The first book I ever read that gave a fair and accurate accounting of the American Army in WWII.

              I'll check my shelves later on for more details. ;)



              • #8
                If Modern Warfare covers World War II, then the collection cannot be complete without the book that turned the accepted version of the Battle of Midway on it's head:

                Shattered Sword - The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

                Plus 2 other other Can't Miss books, both by James D. Hornfischer

                The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors - A detailed account of a tiny USN Task Group's "David and Goliath" moment in the last great sea battle of all time, in the closing months of World War II

                Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors
                - The fate of the small US Asiatic Fleet, ABDA Command and other units overrun by the Japanese Army in the opening months of World War II forms the beginning of this book, the subsequent fate of the USS Houston's crew at the hands of the brutal Japanese slave labor camps comprises the rest of it.

                I have a few other books to suggest, but it all depends on categorization.
                “Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.”
                ― Dwight D. Eisenhower


                • #9
                  Some books I own, have read more than once, and think deserve a wider audience:

                  Craig: Enemy at the Gates

                  Grossman: On Killing

                  Jünger: Storm of Steel

                  Löns: Wehrwolf

                  Morris: Washing of the Spears

                  Pressfield: Gates of Fire


                  • #10
                    For Classic Literature:

                    Could probably add Delbruck The History of the Art of Warfare:

                    Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War

                    Herodotus: The Histories

                    Jomini: The Art of War:

                    I'll think of some others. I have a bunch of COIN titles for specific insurgencies (Malaya, Afghanistan, Algeria, the African insurgencies). If you think those will be useful I can add them too.


                    • #11
                      Thank you, I've added all of the non-fiction. I think I may have to add a separate category for non-fiction, however.
                      "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."


                      • #12
                        Any interest in what is commonly known as contemporary science fiction?
                        In the realm of spirit, seek clarity; in the material world, seek utility.



                        • #13
                          One more:

                          Leonard Slater: The Pledge


                          • #14
                            Bookstore Add

                            "A Glimpse of Hell" by Charles Thompson.:)


                            • #15
                              If the War on Drugs, counts, can I modestly recommend my book, Cop in the Hood?