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Date signed: 07/08/96 ALMAR Number: 246/96

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RMKS/1. REFERENCE A ESTABLISHED THE COMMANDANT'S INTENT FOR THE MARINE CORPS PROFESSIONAL READING PROGRAM AND THIS ALMAR ESTABLISHES THE SCOPE OF THE READING PROGRAM AND PROMULGATES THE READING LISTS.

2. PARAGRAPH (5) IS THE PRIMARY READING LIST AND WILL BE UPDATED BY EACH NEW COMMANDANT VIA MARINE CORPS BULLETIN (MCBUL). PARAGRAPH (6) IS THE CURRENT ISSUES READING LIST AND WILL BE UPDATED ANNUALLY.

3. MARINE CORPS REFERENCE PUBLICATION (MCRP) 6-1.1.X, A BOOK ON BOOKS (TO BE PUBLISHED), DISCUSSES THE PROFESSIONAL READING PROGRAM IN-DEPTH; OFFERS GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAM; LISTS REFERENCE MATERIALS; AND DELINEATES THE PRIMARY READING LIST IN SEVERAL FORMATS. MARINES SHOULD USE THIS PUBLICATION AS THE BASE GUIDE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAM.

4. ACTION: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, COMMANDING GENERALS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE TO:

A. INCORPORATE THE NEW LISTS INTO THEIR COMMAND AND UNIT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

B. ENCOURAGE THE FORMATION AND USE OF UNIT PROFESSIONAL READING PROGRAM LIBRARIES/EXCHANGES.

5. PRIMARY READING LIST BY GRADE AND CATEGORY (LISTED AS AUTHOR, TITLE, SUBJECT CATEGORY):

A. PRIVATE, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, AND LANCE CORPORAL. READ AT LEAST TWO BOOKS ANNUALLY FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:

- FORESTER, RIFLEMAN DODD (COURAGE AND COMMITMENT)
- HEINLEIN, STARSHIP TROOPERS (TRAINING)
- HUBBARD, A MESSAGE TO GARCIA (MEMOIR)
- MILLER, THE BRIDGE AT DONG-HA (OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- SIMMONS, U.S. MARINES: 1775-1975 (HERITAGE)
- U.S. CONSTITUTION (POLICY)
- WEBB, FIELDS OF FIRE (LEADERSHIP)

B. CORPORAL AND SERGEANT. READ AT LEAST TWO BOOKS ANNUALLY FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:

- BARBER, THE WAR OF THE RUNNING DOGS: THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY, 1948-1962 (SMALL WARS)
- CAMPBELL, THE OLD MAN'S TRAIL (SMALL WARS)
- CARD, ENDER'S GAME (TACTICS)
- CHAPIN, UNCOMMON MEN: SERGEANTS MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS
(LEADERSHIP)
- CRANE, THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE (TACTICS)
- DAVIS, MARINE: THE LIFE OF LTGEN LEWIS B. (CHESTY) PULLER, USMC(RET)
(BIOGRAPHY)
- HAMMEL, FIRE IN THE STREETS: THE BATTLE FOR HUE, TET, 1968
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- LECKIE, THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS: A NARRATIVE OF THE NEGRO CAVALRY IN THE
WEST
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- LECKIE, STRONG MEN ARMED: THE UNITED STATES MARINES AGAINST JAPAN
(HERITAGE)
- MARSHALL, SOLDIER'S LOAD AND THE MOBILITY OF A NATION (TACTICS)
- MCCORMICK, THE RIGHT KIND OF WAR (HERITAGE)
- SCHELL, BATTLE LEADERSHIP (LEADERSHIP)
- SWINTON, THE DEFENSE OF DUFFER'S DRIFT (TACTICS)
- THOMASON, FIX BAYONETS! (HERITAGE)
- URIS, BATTLE CRY (HERITAGE)
- WEST, THE VILLAGE (SMALL WARS)

C. STAFF SERGEANT, WARRANT OFFICER, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 2, CHIEF
WARRANT OFFICER 3, SECOND LIEUTENANT, AND FIRST LIEUTENANT.
READ AT LEAST THREE BOOKS ANNUALLY FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:

- AMBROSE, BAND OF BROTHERS: E CO, 506TH REGIMENT, 101ST AIRBORNE: FROM
NORMANDY TO HITLER'S EAGLE'S NEST
(LEADERSHIP)
- AMBROSE, PEGASUS BRIDGE: JUNE 6, 1944 (LEADERSHIP)
- ASPREY, WAR IN THE SHADOWS: THE GUERRILLA IN HISTORY (SMALL WARS)
- COLLINS, COMMON SENSE TRAINING: A WORKING PHILOSOPHY FOR LEADERS
(TRAINING)
- ENGLISH AND GUDMUNDSSON, ON INFANTRY (HISTORY)
- FULLER, GRANT AND LEE: A STUDY IN PERSONALITY AND GENERALSHIP
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- GIAP, HOW WE WON THE WAR (SMALL WARS)
- HAGAN, AMERICAN GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY AND THE OLD NAVY, 1877-1889
(SEAPOWER)
- HOLMES, ACTS OF WAR: THE BEHAVIOR OF MEN IN BATTLE (MEMOIR)
- HYNES, FLIGHTS OF PASSAGE: REFLECTIONS OF A WORLD WAR II AVIATOR
(HERITAGE)
- KEEGAN, THE FACE OF BATTLE (HISTORY)
- LAQUER AND ALEXANDER, TERRORISM READER: A HISTORICAL ANTHOLOGY
(SMALL WARS)
- LIDDELL HART, STRATEGY (STRATEGY)
- LIND, MANEUVER WARFARE HANDBOOK (TACTICS)
- MANNING, THE MIDDLE PARTS OF FORTUNE: SOMME AND ANCRE, 1916
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- MOORE AND GALLOWAY, WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE AND YOUNG: IA DRANG,
THE BATTLE THAT CHANGED THE WAR IN VIETNAM
(LEADERSHIP)
- MOSKIN, THE U.S. MARINE CORPS STORY (HERITAGE)
- MOSKOS, THE MILITARY: MORE THAN JUST A JOB (STRATEGY)
- NOLAN, OPERATION BUFFALO: USMC FIGHT FOR THE DMZ
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- NYE, CHALLENGE OF COMMAND: A READING FOR MILITARY EXCELLENCE
(LEADERSHIP)
- ROMMEL, ATTACKS (TACTICS)
- ROSS, IWO JIMA: LEGACY OF VALOR (HERITAGE)
- SAJER, THE FORGOTTEN SOLDIER: THE CLASSIC WWII AUTOBIOGRAPHY (MEMOIR)
- SCALES, FIREPOWER IN LIMITED WAR (SMALL WARS)
- SHAARA, THE KILLER ANGELS (OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- SHERROD, TARAWA: THE STORY OF A BATTLE (HERITAGE)
- SULZBERG, THE FALL OF EAGLES (AIR POWER)
- SUN TZU, ART OF WAR (THEORY)
- U.S. CONSTITUTION (POLICY)
- WILLOCK, UNACCUSTOMED TO FEAR: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LATE GENERAL ROY S.
GIEGER, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
(HERITAGE)

D. GUNNERY SERGEANT, FIRST SERGEANT, MASTER SERGEANT, CHIEF WARRANT
OFFICER 4, AND CAPTAIN. READ AT LEAST FOUR BOOKS ANNUALLY FROM THE
FOLLOWING LIST:

- ARDANT DU PICQ, BATTLE STUDIES: ANCIENT AND MODERN BATTLES (TACTICS)
- CHALIAND, GUERRILLA STRATEGIES: A HISTORICAL ANTHOLOGY FROM THE LONG
MARCH TO AFGHANISTAN
(SMALL WARS)
- DOUGHTY, THE BREAKING POINT: SEDAN AND THE FALL OF FRANCE, 1940
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- FALL, STREET WITHOUT JOY (SMALL WARS)
- HACKETT, PROFESSION OF ARMS (MEMOIR)
- HASTINGS, BATTLE FOR THE FALKLANDS (SEAPOWER)
- HEINL, VICTORY AT HIGH TIDE: THE INCHON-SEOUL CAMPAIGN
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- HIGGINBOTHAM, THE WAR OF THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE: MILITARY
ATTITUDES, POLICIES, AND PRACTICE
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- HOFFMAN, ONCE A LEGEND: "RED MIKE" EDSON OF THE MARINE RAIDERS
(HERITAGE)
- HOOKER, MANEUVER WARFARE: AN ANTHOLOGY (THEORY)
- HORNE, THE PRICE OF GLORY: VERDUN, 1916 (OPERATIONS/ CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- INFANTRY SCHOOL (U.S.), INFANTRY IN BATTLE (TACTICS)
- ISELY & CROWL, THE U.S. MARINES AND AMPHIBIOUS WAR: ITS THEORY, AND ITS
PRACTICE IN THE PACIFIC
(SEAPOWER)
- KEEGAN, THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY: THE EVOLUTION OF NAVAL WARFARE
(SEAPOWER)
- KRULAK, FIRST TO FIGHT: AN INSIDE VIEW OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS (HERITAGE)
- LUPFER, THE DYNAMICS OF DOCTRINE: THE CHANGES IN GERMAN TACTICAL
DOCTRINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR
(DOCTRINE)
- MACARTHUR, REMINISCENCES (MEMOIR)
- MACDONALD, COMPANY COMMANDER (MEMOIR)
- MAO TSE-TUNG, MAO TSE-TUNG ON GUERRILLA WARFARE (SMALL WARS)
- MCDONOUGH, DEFENSE OF HILL 781 (TRAINING)
- MCPHERSON, BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: THE CIVIL WAR ERA (STRATEGY)
- MELLENTHIN, PANZER BATTLES: A STUDY OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF ARMOR IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR
(TACTICS)
- MEYER, COMPANY COMMAND: THE BOTTOM LINE (TRAINING)
- MILLETT, SEMPER FIDELIS: THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
(HERITAGE)
- MILLETT AND MASLOWSKI, FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE: A MILITARY HISTORY OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
(THEORY)
- MOOREHEAD, GALLIPOLI (THEORY)
- MORAN, THE ANATOMY OF COURAGE (LEADERSHIP)
- MYRER, ONCE AN EAGLE (LEADERSHIP)
- NAVMC 2890, SMALL WARS MANUAL (SMALL WARS)
- NEWMAN, FOLLOW ME, HUMAN ELEMENT IN LEADERSHIP (LEADERSHIP)
- O'BALLANCE, NO VICTOR, NO VANQUISHED: YOM KIPPUR WAR
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- PEPPERS, HISTORY OF U.S. MILITARY LOGISTICS, 1935-1985: A BRIEF REVIEW
(LOGISTICS)
- PULLER, FORTUNATE SON (HERITAGE)
- SEARS, LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- SLEDGE, WITH THE OLD BREED AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA (HERITAGE)
- SMITH, DOUGLAS SOUTHALL FREEMAN ON LEADERSHIP (LEADERSHIP)
- SUMMERS, ON STRATEGY: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE VIETNAM WAR
(STRATEGY)
- TURLEY, THE EASTER OFFENSIVE, VIETNAM, 1972 (OPERATIONS/ CAMPAIGNS/
BATTLES)
- VAN CREVELD, AIRPOWER AND MANEUVER WARFARE (AIRPOWER)

E. MAJOR AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 5. READ AT LEAST FOUR BOOKS ANNUALLY
FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:

- BAYNES, MORALE: A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE (LEADERSHIP)
- CATTON, GRANT TAKES COMMAND (MEMOIR)
- CLAUSEWITZ, ON WAR (THEORY)
- D'ESTE, PATTON: A GENIUS FOR WAR (BIOGRAPHY)
- FALL, HELL IN A VERY SMALL PLACE: THE SIEGE OF DIEN BIEN PHU (SMALL WARS)
- FEHRENBACH, THIS KIND OF WAR: A STUDY IN UNPREPAREDNESS (TACTICS)
- FRANK, GUADALCANAL: THE DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT (OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/
BATTLES)
- FRASER, KNIGHT'S CROSS: A LIFE OF FIELD MARSHALL ERWIN ROMMEL (HISTORY)
- GRIFFITH, FORWARD INTO BATTLE: FIGHTING TACTICS FROM WATERLOO TO
VIETNAM
(TACTICS)
- GUEVARA, CHE GUEVARA ON GUERRILLA WARFARE (SMALL WARS)
- HAMMEL, CHOSIN: HEROIC ORDEAL OF THE KOREAN WAR (HERITAGE)
- HIGGINBOTHAM, GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE AMERICAN MILITARY TRADITION
(STRATEGY)
- LEJEUNE, REMINISCENCES OF A MARINE (HERITAGE)
- MERSKY, U.S. MARINE CORPS AVIATION: 1912 TO THE PRESENT (AIRPOWER)
- PARET, MAKERS OF MODERN STRATEGY: FROM MACHIAVELLI TO THE NUCLEAR
AGE
(STRATEGY)
- PRANGE, AT DAWN WE SLEPT: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PEARL HARBOR
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- ROBERTSON, DIEPPE: THE SHAME AND THE GLORY (TACTICS)
- SCHWARZKOPF, IT DOESN'T TAKE A HERO (MEMOIR)
- SHERROD, HISTORY OF MARINE CORPS AVIATION IN WWII (AIRPOWER)
- SHY, A PEOPLE NUMEROUS AND ARMED: REFLECTIONS ON THE MILITARY
STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
(SMALL WARS)
- SLIM, DEFEAT INTO VICTORY (OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- SPECTOR, EAGLE AGAINST THE SUN: THE AMERICAN WAR WITH JAPAN
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- VAN CREVALD, COMMAND IN WAR (COMMAND)
- VAN CREVALD, SUPPLYING WAR: LOGISTICS FROM WALLENSTEIN TO PATTON
(LOGISTICS)

F. MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT, SERGEANT MAJOR, AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL.
READ AT LEAST FOUR BOOKS ANNUALLY FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:

- BAER, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SEAPOWER: THE U.S. NAVY 1890-1990 (SEAPOWER)
- BENNETT, ULTRA IN THE WEST: THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN, 1944-1945
(INTELLIGENCE)
- BUELL, THE QUIET WARRIOR: A BIOGRAPHY OF ADMIRAL RAYMOND A. SPRUANCE
(MEMOIR)
- GORDON & TRAINOR, THE GENERAL'S WAR: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE CONFLICT
IN THE GULF
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- JAMES, THE YEARS OF MACARTHUR (LEADERSHIP)
- KEISER, THE U.S. MARINE CORPS AND DEFENSE UNIFICATION 1944-47: THE
POLITICS OF SURVIVAL
(HERITAGE)
- KOHN, EAGLE AND SWORD: THE FEDERALISTS AND THE CREATION OF THE
MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT IN AMERICA, 1783-1802
(POLICY)
- KREPINEVICH, THE ARMY AND VIETNAM (SMALL WARS)
- LONG, PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT (MEMOIR)
- MILLETT, IN MANY A STRIFE: GENERAL GERALD C. THOMAS AND THE U.S. MARINE
CORPS, 1917-1956
(HERITAGE)
- MURRAY, THE MAKING OF STRATEGY (STRATEGY)
- NEWMAN, FOLLOW ME II: MORE ON THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN LEADERSHIP (TACTICS)
- PAGONIS, MOVING MOUNTAINS: LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP AND LOGISTICS FROM
THE GULF WAR
(LOGISTICS)
- TRAVERS, HOW THE WAR WAS WON (TACTICS)
- VAUX, TAKE THAT HILL: ROYAL MARINES IN THE FALKLANDS WAR
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- WHITE, THE ENLIGHTENED SOLDIER: SCHARNHORST AND THE MILITARISCHE
GESELLSCHAFT IN BERLIN, 1801-1805
(HISTORY)
- WOODWARD, 100 DAYS: THE MEMOIRS OF THE FALKLANDS BATTLE GROUP
COMMANDER
(MEMOIR)

G. COLONEL. READ AT LEAST FOUR BOOKS ANNUALLY FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:
- AMBROSE, THE SUPREME COMMANDER; THE WAR YEARS OF GENERAL DWIGHT
D. EISENHOWER
(MEMOIR)
- BRENNAN, FOUNDATIONS OF MORAL OBLIGATION: THE STOCKDALE COURSE
(LEADERSHIP)
- CHANDLER, THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON (OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- COHEN, MILITARY MISFORTUNES: THE ANATOMY OF FAILURE IN WAR (THEORY)
- CRAY, GENERAL OF THE ARMY: GEORGE C. MARSHALL, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN
(MEMOIR)
- DOUGHTY, SEEDS OF DISASTER: THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRENCH ARMY DOCTRINE,
1919-1939
(TACTICS)
- ECCLES, LOGISTICS IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE (LOGISTICS)
- FLICKE, WAR SECRETS IN THE ETHER: THE USE OF SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE BY THE
GERMAN MILITARY IN WWII
(INTELLIGENCE)
- FORESTER, THE GENERAL (LEADERSHIP)
- FRIEDMAN, FROM BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM (SMALL WARS)
- HORNE, A SAVAGE WAR OF PEACE: ALGERIA, 1954-1962 (SMALL WARS)
- HORNE, TO LOSE A BATTLE: FRANCE, 1940 (OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- KENNEDY, THE RISE AND FALL OF BRITISH NAVAL MASTERY (SEAPOWER)
- MILLETT & MURRAY, MILITARY INNOVATION IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD (POLICY)
- MURRAY, LUFTWAFFE (AIRPOWER)
- O'NEILL, A DEMOCRACY AT WAR: AMERICA'S FIGHT AT HOME AND ABROAD IN WWII
(STRATEGY)
- PALMER, THE 25-YEAR WAR: AMERICA'S MILITARY ROLE IN VIETNAM (STRATEGY)
- POTTER, NIMITZ (BIOGRAPHY)
- RIDGEWAY, KOREAN WAR (OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- RYAN, A BRIDGE TOO FAR (OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- SHULIMSON, THE MARINE CORPS SEARCH FOR A MISSION 1880-1898 (HERITAGE)
- SIMPKIN, RACE TO THE SWIFT: THOUGHTS ON TWENTY FIRST CENTURY WARFARE
(THEORY)
- SMYTHE, PERSHING, GENERAL OF THE ARMIES (BIOGRAPHY)
- THUCYDIDES, THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR (STRATEGY)
- TRAVERS, THE KILLING GROUND: THE BRITISH ARMY, THE WESTERN FRONT, AND
THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN WARFARE, 1900-1918
(TACTICS)
- VAN TIEN DUNG, OUR GREAT SPRING VICTORY: AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIBERATION
OF SOUTH VIETNAM
(SMALL WARS)
- VANDEGRIFT, ONCE A MARINE: THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL A. A. VANDEGRIFT,
USMC
(HERITAGE)
- WEIGLEY, EISENHOWER'S LIEUTENANTS: THE CAMPAIGN OF FRANCE AND
GERMANY, 1944-1945
(MEMOIR)

H. GENERALS. SELECT FROM THE BOOKS LISTED BELOW.

- BARTLETT, LEJEUNE: A MARINE'S LIFE, 1867-1942 (HERITAGE)
- FULLER, GENERALSHIP, ITS DISEASES AND THEIR CURE: A STUDY OF THE
PERSONAL FACTOR IN COMMAND
(THEORY)
- HALBERSTAM, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST (POLICY)
- KAGAN, ON THE ORGINS OF WAR AND THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE (STRATEGY)
- KENNEDY, RISE AND FALL OF THE GREAT POWERS: ECONOMIC CHANGE AND
MILITARY CONFLICT FROM 1500-2000
(SINEWS)
- KISSINGER, DIPLOMACY (STRATEGY)
- MACDONALD, GIAP: THE VICTOR IN VIETNAM (SMALL WARS)
- MCNAMARA, IN RETROSPECT: THE TRAGEDY AND LESSONS OF VIETNAM
(STRATEGY)
- MOORE, A WOMAN AT WAR: STORMING KUWAIT WITH THE U.S. MARINES
(OPERATIONS/CAMPAIGNS/BATTLES)
- MURRAY, AIRWAR IN THE GULF (DOCTRINE)
- NEWMAN, WHAT ARE GENERALS MADE OF? (THEORY)
- POWELL, MY AMERICAN JOURNEY (LEADERSHIP)
- ROYSTER, MEMOIRS OF GENERAL W. T. SHERMAN (MEMOIR)
- SCHMIDT, MAVERICK MARINE: GENERAL SMEDLEY BUTLER AND THE
CONTRADICTIONS OF AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY
(HERITAGE)
- SHEEHAN, A BRIGHT SHINING LIE: JOHN PAUL VANN AND AMERICA IN VIETNAM
(SMALL WARS)
- TIMBERG, THE NIGHTINGALE'S SONG (MEMOIR)
- TWINING, NO BENDED KNEE (HERITAGE)

6. CURRENT ISSUES READING LIST. ALL MARINES SHOULD READ AT LEAST ONE BOOK
FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING TWO GROUPINGS (MILITARY AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL
SECURITY ISSUES AND PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETAL ISSUES), ANNUALLY. THE
FOLLOWING BOOKS ARE LISTED BY SUBJECT CATEGORY, TITLE, AND AUTHOR (IN
PARENTHESIS):

A. MILITARY AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES:

- ROLES AND MISSIONS:
(1) AMERICA'S CUTTING EDGE: U.S. MARINE CORPS ROLES AND MISSIONS
(GREENWOOD AND NEIMEYER)
- PEACE OPERATIONS:
(1) ANGELS FROM THE SEA: RELIEF OPERATIONS IN BANGLADESH (SMITH);
(2) NATO: FROM BERLIN TO BOSNIA (DREW);
(3) PEACEKEEPER (MCKENZIE)
- REVOLUTIONS IN MILITARY AFFAIRS:
(1) 1995-1996 BRASSEY'S MERSHON AMERICAN DEFENSE ANNUAL (MURRAY);
(2) WAR AND ANTI-WAR (TOFFLER AND TOFFLER)
- INFORMATION WARFARE:
(1) INFORMATION WARFARE (SCWARTAU);
(2) THE FIRST INFORMATION WAR (CAMPEN);
(3) WHAT IS INFORMATION WARFARE? (LIBICKI)
- INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION:
(1) MANAGING NON-PROLIFERATION REGIMES IN THE 1990'S (VAN HAM);
(2) NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION: A PRIMER (REINER)
- MILITARY AND THE MEDIA:
(1) BIG STORY (BRAESTRUP);
(2) HOTEL WARRIORS (FIALKA)
B. PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETAL ISSUES:
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
(1) SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE (COVEY);
(2) TAKING CHARGE, MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES (SMITH);
(3) THE DEMING MANAGEMENT METHOD (WALTON);
(4) THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE (SENGE)
- CULTURAL DIVERSITY:
(1) BEYOND RACE AND GENDER (THOMAS);
(2)CULTURAL DIVERSITY MANUAL (BUCHEN);
(3) TWO NATIONS: BLACK AND WHITE, SEPARATE, HOSTILE, UNEQUAL (HACKER)
- ETHICS:
(1) BOOK OF VIRTUES (BENNETT);
(2) INTEGRITY (CARTER)
- WOMEN IN THE MILITARY:
(1) PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON THE ASSIGNMENT OF WOMEN IN THE ARMED
FORCES, 15 NOV 1992
;
(2) STEP FORWARD (WEBB);
(3) WOMAN MARINE (YIANILOS);
(4) WOMEN AND WAR (ELSHTAIN)

7. THE "COMMANDANT'S CHOICE" IS A BOOK SELECTED ANNUALLY FOR ITS TIMELINESS
AND VALUE TO ALL MARINES; IT COMPLEMENTS A THEME TAKEN FROM OUR CORE
VALUES. THE "COMMANDANT'S CHOICE IS ANNOUNCED BY SEPARATE ALMAR
ANNUALLY AND SHOULD BE READ BY ALL MARINES. RIFLEMAN DODD BY C. S.
FORESTER
IS CURRENTLY "CMC'S CHOICE."

8. MCRP 6-1.1.X, A BOOK ON BOOKS, IS BEING PUBLISHED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE IN
HARD COPY TEXT, ON THE MARINE CORPS LESSONS LEARNED SYSTEM CD-ROM AND
ON THE ELECTRONIC BULLETIN BOARD FOR ALL MARINE CORPS BASES AND STATIONS.

9. BOOKS ON THE PROFESSIONAL READING LIST CAN BE OBTAINED THROUGH
BOOKSTORES, MARINE CORPS OR CIVILIAN LIBRARIES, MARINE CORPS EXCHANGES, OR
THE MARINE CORPS ASSOCIATION (BOX 1775, QUANTICO, VA 22134 OR BY TELEPHONE
AT 703-640-6161 OR TOLL FREE AT 1-800-336-0291). SOME BOOKS ON THE LIST MAY NOT
BE IN PRINT BUT REMAIN ON THE LIST BECAUSE OF THEIR ENDURING VALUE. BOOKS
NOT IN STOCK OR OUT OF PRINT MAY ALSO BE SPECIAL ORDERED.

10. THE MARINE CORPS PROFESSIONAL READING PROGRAM REMAINS DYNAMIC.
RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO CG, MCCDC
(C 40OP), 2042 SOUTH STREET, QUANTICO, VA 22134.//



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