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Suggested Leadership Reading List

Suggested Leadership Reading List

 

1776
Author David McCullough puts the reader into the heart of the American Revolution and the fight for an independent republic. 

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A Rumor of War: The Classic Vietnam Memoir
U.S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant Philip Caputo narrates his experiences as a junior officer serving in Vietnam, his first time leading troops in a military conflict. 

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All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was a sailor aboard the battleship USS Arizona when a Japanese bomb fell through its deck and exploded the forward ammunition magazine. In this chilling memoir, Stratton recounts the horrors and heroism of December 7, 1941. 

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Always Endeavor: A Developmental Guide For In Extremis Leaders
U.S. Army Major and former Civil Air Patrol cadet Colin Greata uses his life experiences, including his service with the Special Forces, to discuss his philosophies on leadership and how aspiring leaders must become the person they want to become. 

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Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
Ohio-native Ashley White-Stumpf was a graduate of Kent State University and U.S. Army Field Lieutenant in the North Carolina National Guard. In this book, author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon details the accounts of 1LT White's service-related death in Afghanistan and the importance of women serving in the U.S. military.

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Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters
During the battle for Normandy in 1944, U.S. Army First Lieutenant Richard "Dick" Winters took command of an airborne company. In his chilling recounts, Winters tells his own story of the fight from Utah Beach to the Battle of the Bulge in the war to liberate Europe. 

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Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
Author Stephen Ambrose details the accounts of the men who served in World War II starting with the day after D-Day. 

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Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service
Actor Gary Sinese, best known for his role as U.S. Army First Lieutenant Dan Taylor in the Academy Award-winning film Forrest Gump, talks about his early entry into acting and how it paved the way for him to become an activist for military veterans. “How can I make a difference in restoring what's been lost? How can I help make sure our veterans are never treated that way again?”

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Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific
Robert Leckie recounts his experiences as a young marine fighting in the South Pacific during World War II, including being wounded in the Battle of Peleliu. 

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Joker One: A Marine's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood
Donovan Campbell shares his experiences as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

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We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam
Lieutenant General Harold "Hal" Moore teams up with war correspondent Joseph "Joe" Galloway to recount their experiences in Vietnam and provides a philosophy on the principles of leadership. 

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We Were One: Shoulder to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah
Cleveland-native Patrick O'Donnell tells the story of U.S. Marines in Iraq as they fight through some of the most intense urban combat since the Vietnam War. 

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