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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
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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.

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Thank you!
I´ve read some titles of your list.
I'm glad they are other interesting titles available on Kindle.
I´ll add them to my next Kindle spree.

Saludos

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Great list!

I have many of these in digital form. I'll certainly check out the other suggestions.

Thanks for the recommendations, buddy.
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Thanks for the interesting list. I'm a naval noob,so many of the books look a bit too specific for me--I just want a general better understanding of naval tactics and technology. Looks like Strike Warfare & Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat might be best for me?

While looking at those books on Amazon I came across a novel called Sea of Shadows by Jeff Edwards--do you know if there's any educational content in there?
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Wow! Nice collection SSN754 [&o], there's a lot of time (and bucks! [;)]) invested there!

Needless to say, I've already downloaded many excerpts (oh, how I love Kindle's Whispernet [:D][:D]).
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SSN really recommends great books!

I'd say America's First Clash with Iran: The Tanker War is important reading for games like Command. Really makes you think about tactics; and things you might not expect like AEGIS cruisers engaging Boghammers with their 5inch guns. If it were me calling the shots I'd willingly expect SM-2 against such targets; but then again I don't need to explain my expenditures to navy beancounters! [:D]

Other fantastic SSN recommendatsion I have loaded on my kindle are
China's Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control, and Campaign Planning - Counterattack, Attacks on U.S. Carriers and Naval Battle Groups, People's Liberation Army
Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century


Next I think I'll get is Strike Warfare: An Introduction to Non-Nuclear Attack by Air and Sea.
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That list is enough to make me want to buy a Kindle -- which I have avoided doing!

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Just a note...you don't need a Kindle. Any tablet will do and add the kindle app. I use an awesome Dell Venue 8 Pro that has a separate thread and can run Command also.
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Here some of the publicly available pdfs for the above. Some those 21st century OPFOR guides are public domain. Some companies repackage them and sell them. I also included a few Russian export catalogs I had from 2004.

http://depositfiles.com/files/fjbvrj5iq
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ORIGINAL: thewood1

Here some of the publicly available pdfs for the above. Some those 21st century OPFOR guides are public domain. Some companies repackage them and sell them. I also included a few Russian export catalogs I had from 2004.

http://depositfiles.com/files/fjbvrj5iq
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ORIGINAL: 76mm

Thanks for the interesting list. I'm a naval noob,so many of the books look a bit too specific for me--I just want a general better understanding of naval tactics and technology. Looks like Strike Warfare & Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat might be best for me?

While looking at those books on Amazon I came across a novel called Sea of Shadows by Jeff Edwards--do you know if there's any educational content in there?

That book made me cry.
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I add to the list constantly it seems. I have a deal with my kids that if I read a book, they have to read one also, and vice versa. The youngest one likes to watch me play command and is getting to know her Burkes from her Ticonderogas. Shes a daddys girl 100 percent!
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Strike Warfare: An Introduction to Non-Nuclear Attack by Air and Sea

I read this on my vacation. It was a pretty quick and easy intro into the basics of the kind game Command is. If I was to make a college degree path, this would be the 101 book, with Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat the 400-level textbook, with everything else in between in theater-oriented reading lists.

Brazo zulu for the list, planker.
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I'd say America's First Clash with Iran: The Tanker War is important reading for games like Command. Really makes you think about tactics; and things you might not expect like AEGIS cruisers engaging Boghammers with their 5inch guns. If it were me calling the shots I'd willingly expect SM-2 against such targets; but then again I don't need to explain my expenditures to navy beancounters!

I understood from the book that this is called "Aegis Arrogance" ;)
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Nice collection mate mine are mainly based around ww2 I have loads and loads of books on that era. A book about the the Cold War which i have was from a great Channel 4 (in the UK) documentry called 'Cold War' by Jeremy Isaacs and Taylor Downing. Unfortunately they have never release it on any other platform no video, DVD or blu ray. If they ever did id recommend you watch it. I recently got hold of a book which is a first of a huge series of books. The one i got was called 'Soviet Air defence aviation 1945-1991' by Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov. There are loads of books by these people and they are really useful for info and stats.

Again nice collection mate.
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Version 2 of this list is coming soon.
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ORIGINAL: Blighty56

A book about the the Cold War which i have was from a great Channel 4 (in the UK) documentry called 'Cold War' by Jeremy Isaacs and Taylor Downing.


Is it that one?

http://youtu.be/8SuSbJ-zlos?list=PLOQm_ ... F4NzRx2Ut2

And even if not, it is worth watching, they could even interview a few of the players who were still alive, like Fidel Castro and McNamara.
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ORIGINAL: MR_BURNS2

ORIGINAL: Blighty56

A book about the the Cold War which i have was from a great Channel 4 (in the UK) documentry called 'Cold War' by Jeremy Isaacs and Taylor Downing.


Is it that one?

http://youtu.be/8SuSbJ-zlos?list=PLOQm_ ... F4NzRx2Ut2

And even if not, it is worth watching, they could even interview a few of the players who were still alive, like Fidel Castro and McNamara.


This isn't the Channel 4 version (UK) but it is another version perhaps an US one. It is from the Book I have though nice find I'm going to watch it again bloody great documentry.

For my own interest is it on DVD Blu Ray? I'd love to own it.

Thanks again for finding it.
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ORIGINAL: SSN754planker

Version 2 of this list is coming soon.

I can't wait to see it. Your original list is spectacular.
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ORIGINAL: thewood1

Here some of the publicly available pdfs for the above. Some those 21st century OPFOR guides are public domain. Some companies repackage them and sell them. I also included a few Russian export catalogs I had from 2004.

http://depositfiles.com/files/fjbvrj5iq

I can't get the downloader at depositfiles to finish the download. Today is my 2nd attempt. I made the choice NOT to purchase and am using the "regular" download, as my funds are rather tight at the moment, but wish I could get it to work. My download stopped after 4 hours.
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