Coast Guard Commandant's Reading List


  Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin
  Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action  Simon Sinek
  Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World  Adm. William McRaven
  Never to Return  Randall Peffer and Col. Robert Nersasian
  Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)  Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments  Alison Levine
  Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II  Liza Mundy
  The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future  Kevin Kelly
  Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?  Graham Allison
  This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition  T.R. Fehrenbach


0374273537 Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations  Thomas L. Friedman
1620402521 Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic  Sam Quinones
1610391063 The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom   Evgeny Morozov
0385525222 The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives  Shankar Vedantam
0615804780 F(X) Leadership Unleashed! Thomas Narofsky 
1618931555 Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works  Jay Newton Small
0814437451 The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great  Joel Peterson 
1455566381 Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging  Sebastian Junger
081298160X The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business  Charles Duhigg
0399562362 A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order  Richard Haass 


Into a Raging Sea: My Life and the Pendleton Rescue Bernie Webber
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption  Laura Hillenbrand
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery  Patrick M. Lencioni
Fire on the Water: China, America, and the Future of the Pacific  Robert Haddick
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World  General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins,  David Silverman and Chris Fussell
Highliners: A Novel  William B. McCloskey
World Order  Henry Kissinger
Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War  P. W. Singer and August Cole
What Is Code? Paul Ford  (Link to article on )


2010 Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes David Helvarg 
2007 The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership Steven Sample
2006 Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow
2005 Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Jim Collins and Jerry Porras
2003 Character in Action: The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership Donald Phillips and ADM James Loy, USCG (Ret.)
2002 The Founding Fathers on Leadership: Classic Teamwork in Changing Times Donald Phillips

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