Books about Leadership and War for Marines
Morale: A Study of Men and Courage
A study of how to create and maintain morale in combat that helps to analyze professional leadership issues.
Foundations of moral obligation: The Stockdale course
A compilation of lectures the author gave while at the Naval War College drawing mostly on Admiral Stockdale’s experiences as a POW in Vietnam.
The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo This book reflects on major battles dating back over 2,000 years ago that altered the course of history.
Yanks : The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I
A look at how General John Pershing fought WWI with his senior officers George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, and George Patton.
Women in the Military: An Unfinished Revolution
The author takes a look at the history of women in the military and how they have influenced current military operations.
Leadership: The Warrior's Art
Kolenda has compiled a collection of military papers focusing on the history of combat leadership, combat leader development and future combat challenges for leaders.
Small Unit Leadership: A Commonsense Approach
This book can be used as a basic guide to help junior leaders develop basic theory, techniques and an understanding of effective leadership.
Passion of Command: The Moral Imperative of Leadership
This is a book by Colonel Bryan McCoy about preparing for war and a personal account of the first push into Iraq.
Follow Me II: More on the Human Element in Leadership (v. 2)
This is a collection of stories that help to explain the human side of leading men in battle and the lessons learned from the leaders that tell the stories.
Follow Me: The Human Element in Leadership
This work is comprised of stories and experiences of leadership the author had through out his military career.
Challenge of Command (West Point Military History Series)
A collection of insights into different aspects of command and recommends future readings to continue a leader's education of command.
Making the Corps: 10th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword by the Author
This book takes a look at the making of enlisted Marines in Parris Island, South Carolina.
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
A book on leadership and organizational theory that shares much common ground with Covey’s Principle-Centered Leadership. Focuses on learning organizations and systems thinking-a programmatic orientation that fuses shared vision, mental models, team learning, and personal mastery.
Military Leadership: In Pursuit Of Excellence
A collection of articles on values of traditional military leadership and an introduction to affective management theories by officers serving with the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership, U.S. Air Force Academy.
This book is a guide on developing subordinate leaders and the practice of direct leadership.