Subjects in the Combat Studies Institute list of readings on military professional development and leadership:

General Studies
Ancient History
War in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The Era of Fredrick II and Napoleon

Clausewitz
Civil War
The British Empire
World War I

J. F. C. Fuller and B. H. Liddell Hart
World War II
Korean War
Modern Warfare
Vietnam War
Falkland Island War
Arab-Israeli Wars

The Nuclear Age
The Moral Effects of Combat

Russian and Soviet Military History
East Asian Military History
Sea Power
Air Power
The Press


Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
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What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology
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Combat Studies Institute - Air Power

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Command of the Air/USAF Warrior Studies

Written by a famous Italian officer and originally published in 1921, this work is the classic statement about the absolute value of strategic air power.

 

Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, 1907-1960

Concentrating on institutional thought and the organizational framework of the Air Force, Futrell provides a detailed and well-documented intellectual history of the U.S. Air Force.

 

Bomber Command

A thorough and accurate history of the bomber command's air offensive against Germany in World War II, this book focuses on high-level decision making and the actions of six typical line squadrons. Hastings emphasizes the high human cost of the British strategic bombing campaign and assesses the differences between the ambitious objectives of air power enthusiasts and their abilities.

 

Billy Mitchell, Crusader for Air Power

This Air Force officer provides the best balanced and accurate biography of Mitchell.

 

A History of Strategic Bombing

In this brief, well-written survey of strategic bombing from its balloon origins to World War II, Professor Kennett demonstrates that the history of aviation is the story of machines and men as well as the interaction between the two.

 

Air superiority in World War II and Korea: An interview with Gen. James Ferguson, Gen. Robert M. Lee, Gen. William Momyer, and Lt. Gen. Elwood R. Quesada

Based on the World War II and Korean War experiences of four Air Force general officers, this oral interview focuses on a crucial first element in all air operations: air superiority. This is one of several historical studies from the Office of Air Force History in support of Project Warrior, a program that promotes the continuing study of military history.

Other works in United States Air Force Warrior Studies series include:

Over the Hump

Air Leadership: Proceeding of a Conference at Bolling Air Force Base April 13-14 1986

The Literature of Aeronautics, Astronautics, and Air Power

Condensed Analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations

Makers of the United States Air Force

Air Interdiction in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam: An Interview with Earle E. Partridge, Jacob E. Smart, and John W. Vogt, Jr.

Organization and Lineage of the United States Air Force

 

The Nuremberg Raid: 30-31 March 1944

Middlebrook vividly describes the bombing raid that cost the Royal Air Force its heaviest losses. He explains why 96 out of 799 bombers were lost and provides fascinating details about this raid and the strategic bomber offensive. Middlebrook's other works on World War II bombing operations are:

The Battle of Hamburg

 

Battle of Hamburg: Allied Bomber Forces Against a German City in 1943

 

Cassell Military Classics: The Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission: American Raids on 17 August 1943

 

A Short History of Air Power

Lively writing and a broad scope make this an excellent survey of the military use of airplanes from the Wright brothers to the Falkland Islands War.

 

First of the Few: Fighter Pilots of the First World War

Using memoirs, diaries, and official reports, Winter describes the service of British World War I pilots from their enlistment to demobilization. He explains how pilots trained, how maintenance on aircraft was performed, and how pilots physically and emotionally dealt with aerial combat.

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