With the war in Afganistan seeing an increase of 30,000 troops, I thought it might be timely for a review of books on the subject of War. After 8 years in Iraq and Afganistan and the possibility of Iran or Pakistan being involved in the future, knowledge is power.
Aside from books of a historical perspective, other main topics would include strategy & tactics of warfare, armaments, & leadership.
This brief list barely scrathes the surface of books on the subject. Public and University Libraries would have hundreds on the subject, as well as Amazon.com
The Art of War - by Sun tzu Ping Fa
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A - by William L Shirer
Principles of War - by Carl von Clausewitz
War Strategy and Intelligence - by Michael I Handel
A History of Warfare - by John Keegan
Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision - by H. W. Crocker III
Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad - by William Craig
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs - by Adrienne Mayor