Thursday, December 3, 2009

Books on War

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

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

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