I get a lot of questions about what kind of books i read. I am always suggesting books to Baloogan and others on his Jabbr chat. They have prodded me to compile a list of the military related books i have acquired for my Kindle App.
So here goes....
15 Minutes: General LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation
The 1968 Tet Offensive
2012 Ultimate Navy Equipment Encyclopedia
2014 Major American Weapon Systems
2190 Days: My Navy Adventure
21st Century Essential Guide to Navy Submarines
21st Century Essential Guide to South and East China Sea Territorial disputes involving China and Japan
21st Century OPFOR Worldwide Equipment Guide: Airspace and Air Defense Systems
21st Century OPFOR Worldwide Equipment Guide: Naval and Littoral Systems
Afghansty: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-1989
Aircraft Carriers: A History of Carrier Aviation and its Influence on World Events 1946-2006
Americas First Clash with Iran: The Tanker War 1987-88
Argentine Fight for the Falklands
The Art of Naming Military Operations
The Art of War
Asia Maritime Strategies
Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
At The Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War
At The Edge of the Abyss: A Declassified Documentary History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters
Battle Atlas of the Falklands War 1982
Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World.
Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
The Bomb: A New History
Brotherhood of Doom: Memoirs of a Navy Nuclear Weaponsman
China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force
China’s Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command Control
The Chinese Air Force: Evolving Concepts, Roles, and Capabilities
The Chinese Navy: Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles
City Behind a Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee 1942-1946
Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapns, The Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
The Complete Guide to 1999 Operation Allied Force in Kosovo
The Complete Guide to the Idaho National Laboratory
Danger Zone: The Complete Chronology of US Naval Aviation
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy.
The Death of the USS Thresher
DEFCON-2: Standing on the Brink of Nuclear War during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Encyclopedia of American ICBM’s and Cold War Missile Systems
Every Man a Tiger
A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev
The Falklands War
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq 2003-2005
A Fiery Peace in a Cold War
Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat: Second Edition
The Global Cold War
The Great Wall at Sea
Hell’s Fire: A History of the Atomic and Thermonuclear Weapons Programs
Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts
I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagons Black World
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956
The Korean War: US Navy Operations in Enemy Waters
The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War
The Last Sentry: The True Story That Inspired The Hunt for Red October
Libya: The Rise and Fall of Gaddafi
The Missile Plains: The Frontline of America's Cold War
North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea
The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb
Nuclear Navy: The US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
One Minute to Midnight
The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers
The Pentagon Papers
Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters
Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129
Red November: Inside the secret U.S-Soviet Submarine War
Rig Ship for Ultra Quiet
Russia Reports: Military, Security, Defense, Armed Forces Issues
The SADF Border War
A Sailor’s History of the US Navy
Sailors to the End: The USS Forrestal Fire
Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century
Secrets of the Conqueror: The Story of Britain's most Famous Submarine
Shield and Sword: The United States Navy in the Persian Gulf War
A Squid’s Story: My First Four Years in the Navy
Stalking the Red Bear
Stratofortress: The Story of the B-52
Strike Warfare: An Introduction to Non-Nuclear Attack by Air and Sea
Submarine: A Guided Tour of a Nuclear Warship
US Navy Aircraft Carriers
US Navy Equipment Encyclopedia
All of the above are available on the Amazon Kindle store.
Thats just the military stuff, i do read up on a bunch of other subjects too.
The ones in bold i consider to be the cream of the crop and a good start for any collection.
Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century especially, it is a modern day Mahan-esque textbook.
As is Strike Warfare: An Introduction to Non-Nuclear Attack by Air and Sea....very good book.
I have a few print books left also, mainly oversize Naval institute guides to the soviet navy and US fleet, and a couple of old Janes.
Not to mention One Hundred Days, by Sandy Woodward. Probably the best memoir on the Falklands War you'll find.
Destroyer Captain by Admiral James Stavridis is a great little book on his time as a Burke destroyer captain.