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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

Military History Center releases CSA professional reading list

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The U.S. Army Center for Military History released Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey’s professional reading list last week.

It is divided into three sub-lists — history and heritage (including novels with a historical setting), leadership and critical analysis and the global context — for a total of 26 books. The reading list is intended for everyone affiliated with the Army, Dempsey wrote in the forward.

“I’ve found these books to be thought provoking about leadership, our Army and our history,” he wrote. “Soldiers and civilians with a thirst for learning should consider using this list as a springboard for additional reading and study. I’d suggest you not limit yourselves to this or any other reading list you’ve been issued in the past. I just ask that you read and broaden your perspectives and develop your own passionate curiosity through reading and study.”

Included on the list are Steven Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young: Ia Drang — the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway and Sebastian Junger’s War. To see the entire list, download it at http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/105/105-1-1/CMH_Pub_105-1-1.pdf.

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