2009 Reading List Private to Lance Corporal First to Fight: An Inside View of the U. S. Marine Corps



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United States Marine Corps



Professional Reading Program

2009 Reading List


Private to Lance Corporal



Corporal

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • MCWP 6-11 Leading Marines

  • Battle Leadership by A. Von Schell

  • Flags of Our Fathers by J. Bradley

  • Gates of Fire by S. Pressfield

  • Imperial Grunts by R. D. Kaplan

  • Small Unit Leaders Guide to Counterinsurgency

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq by P. Mansoor

  • Battle Exhortation, The Rhetoric of Combat Leadership by K. Yellin

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



Sergeant

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • MCDP 1-3 Tactics

  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu

  • Tip of the Spear by G.J. Michaels

  • Attacks! By E. Rommel

  • With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge

  • The Village by B. West

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq by P. Mansoor

  • Battle Exhortation, The Rhetoric of Combat Leadership by K. Yellin

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



Staff Sergeant

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • MCDP 1-2 Campaigning

  • This Kind of War by T.R. Fehrenbach

  • Band of Brothers by S.E. Ambrose

  • The Face of Battle by J. Keegan

  • A Bell for Adano by J. Hersey

  • Utmost Savagery by J. Alexander

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • Commandants of the Marine Corps ed by A. Millett and J. Shulimson

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin


Gunnery Sergeant

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • MCDP 5 Planning

  • The Savage Wars of Peace by M. Boot

  • We Were Soldiers by H. Moore

  • On Combat by D. Grossman

  • Breakout by M. Russ

  • Victory at High Tide by R.D. Heinl

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • Commandants of the Marine Corps ed by A. Millett and J. Shulimson

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



Master Sergeant / First Sergeant

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • MCDP 1-1 Strategy

  • Reminiscences of a Marine by J.A. Lejeune

  • Fields of Battle by J. Keegan

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence

  • On Killing by D. Grossman

  • Battle Cry of Freedom by J.M. McPherson

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • The Culture of War by M. Van Creveld

  • Decoding Clausewitz: A New Approach to On War by J. Sumida

  • Commandants of the Marine Corps ed by A. Millett and J. Shulimson

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



Master Gunnery Sergeant / Sergeant Major

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • The General by C.S. Forester

  • No Bended Knee by M.B. Twining

  • Achilles in Vietnam by J. Shay

  • The Mask of Command by J. Keegan

  • The Arab Mind by R. Patai

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • The Culture of War by M. Van Creveld

  • Decoding Clausewitz: A New Approach to On War by J. Sumida

  • Commandants of the Marine Corps ed by A. Millett and J. Shulimson

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



Officer Candidate / Midshipman

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • MCDP 1 Warfighting

  • The Armed Forces Officer, DoD 2006

  • A Message to Garcia by E. Hubbard

  • Rifleman Dodd by C.S. Forester

  • The Soldier’s Load by S.L.A. Marshall

  • Enders Game by O.S. Card

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin


2d Lieutenant / Warrant Officer

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • MCWP 6-11 Leading Marines

  • Fields of Fire by J. Webb

  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu

  • The Anatomy of Courage by L. Moran

  • On Infantry by J.A. English

  • Small Unit Leaders Guide to Counterinsurgency

  • The Soldier’s Load by S.L.A. Marshall

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq by P. Mansoor

  • Battle Exhortation, The Rhetoric of Combat Leadership by K. Yellin

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



1st Lieutenant / Chief Warrant Officer 2

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • The Bridge at Dong Ha by J.G. Miller

  • The Face of Battle by J. Keegan

  • Reminiscences of a Marine by J.A. Lejeune

  • Counterinsurgency Warfare by D. Galula

  • Battle Cry of Freedom by J.M. McPherson

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq by P. Mansoor

  • Battle Exhortation, The Rhetoric of Combat Leadership by K. Yellin

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



Captain / Chief Warrant Officer 3

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • For the Common Defense by A.R. Millet

  • The Mask of Command by J. Keegan

  • Savage Wars of Peace by M. Boot

  • On Combat by D. Grossman

  • The Arab Mind by R. Patai

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq by P. Mansoor

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



Major / Chief Warrant Officer 4

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • Once an Eagle by A. Myrer

  • The Guns of August by B.W. Tuchman

  • The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides ed by R. Strassler, transl by R. Crawley

  • The World is Flat 3.0 by T.L. Friedman

  • Grant Takes Command by B. Catton

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • The Culture of War by M. Van Creveld

  • Decoding Clausewitz: A New Approach to On War by J. Sumida

  • Commandants of the Marine Corps ed by A. Millett and J. Shulimson

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin


Lieutenant Colonel / Chief Warrant Officer 5

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • Masters of War by M. Handel

  • Supplying War by M. Van Creveld

  • Carnage and Culture by V. Hanson

  • Defeat into Victory by W. Slim

  • Triumph Forsaken by M. Moyar

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • The Culture of War by M. Van Creveld

  • Decoding Clausewitz: A New Approach to On War by J. Sumida

  • Commandants of the Marine Corps ed by A. Millett and J. Shulimson

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



Colonel to General *

  • First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by LtGen Krulak

  • Dereliction of Duty by H.R. McMaster

  • Supreme Command by E.A. Cohen

  • Diplomacy by H. Kissinger

  • Feeding Mars by J.A. Lynn

  • The Crisis of Islam by B. Lewis

  • Once A Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

  • The Lions of Iwo Jima by Maj Gen (ret) F. Haynes and J. Warren

  • The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by D. Halberstam

  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by M. Sallah and M. Weiss

  • The Culture of War by M. Van Creveld

  • Decoding Clausewitz: A New Approach to On War by J. Sumida

  • Tried by War by J. McPherson

  • Commandants of the Marine Corps ed by A. Millett and J. Shulimson

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company by B. Drury and T. Clavin



* Current, topical titles provided by Marine Corps University at each Executive Off-Site.


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