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    TIME TO DEVELOP AN AFROCENTRIC MILITARY READING LIST!

    Marine Corps Reading List

    The titles listed below are required to be read by all Marines while serving in
    the grade shown. These titles are specifically focused on war fighting.
    Leaders are expected to have read all books of those grades junior to the
    grades they currently hold, and to engage their juniors and peers in frequent
    discussion of these titles. The goal is to achieve excellence in war fighting
    based on competence and comradeship.

    I. Required Reading by Grade



    a. Private to Lance Corporal

    i. A Message to Garcia
    ii. Rifleman Dodd
    by C.S. Forster
    iii. The Killer Angels
    by Michael Shaara
    iv. The Soldier’s Load
    by S.L.A. Marshall
    v. The Defense of Duffer’s Drift
    by E.D. Swinton
    vi. Black Hawk Down
    by Mark Bowden
    vii. Constitution of the United States

    b. Corporal to Sergeant

    i. The Red Badge of Courage
    by Stephen Crane
    ii. Battle Leadership
    by Adolph Von Schell
    iii. With the Old Breed at Pelelieu and Okinawa
    by E.B. Sledge
    iv. The Bridge at Dong Ha
    by John Miller
    v. Gates of Fire
    by Steven Pressfield
    vi. The United States Marines: A History
    by BGen E.H. Simmons
    vii. The Last Full Measure
    by Jeff Shaara
    viii. Flags of Our Fathers
    by James Bradley
    ix. Fields of Fire
    by James Webb
    x. Tip of the Spear
    by Sgt G. J. Michaels
    c. Staff Sergeant of Marines


    i. The Art of War
    by Sun Tzu (Griffith translation is recommended)
    ii. The Forgotten Soldier
    by Guy Sajer
    iii. Pegasus Bridge
    by Stephen Ambrose
    iv. We Were Soldiers Once and Young
    by Moore and Galloway
    v. Phase Line Green-The Battle for Hue 1968
    by Nicholas Warr
    vi. The Village
    by Francis West
    vii. This Kind of War
    by T.R. Fehrenbach
    viii. The Arab Mind
    by R. Patai
    ix. Attacks!
    By Erwin Rommel
    d. Gunnery Sergeant


    i. Semper Fidelis: The History of the U.S. Marine Corps
    by Allan Millet
    ii. Navajo Weapon
    by Sally McClain
    iii. Citizen Soldiers
    by Stephen Ambrose
    iv. Breakout
    by Martin Russ
    v. My American Journey
    by Colin Powell
    vi. Unaccustomed Fear
    by Roger Willock
    vii. Savage Wars Peace
    by Max Boot
    viii. Command in War
    by Martin Van Creveld
    e. Master Sergeant and First Sergeant


    i. Bayonet Forward!
    By Joshua Chamberlain
    ii. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
    by T.E. Lawrence
    iii. Defeat into Victory
    by William Slim
    iv. Band of Brothers
    by Stephen Ambrose
    v. Strong Men Armed
    by Robert Leckie
    vi. The Mask of Command
    by John Keegan
    vii. War in the Shadows
    by R. B. Asprey
    viii. The Face of Battle
    by John Keegan
    f. Master Gunnery Sergeant to Sergeant Major


    i. First to Fight
    by Victor Krulak
    ii. Fortune Favors the Brave
    by Bruce Myers
    iii. Reminiscences of a Marine
    by John A. Lejeune
    iv. No Bended Knee
    by Merill Twining
    g. Warrant Officer


    i. Small Wars Manual
    ii. Leading Marines MCWP 6-11
    iii. Victory at High Tide
    by Robert Haint
    iv. The Armed Forces Officer
    by S.L.A. Marshall
    v. The Quiet American
    by Graham Greene
    h. Officer Candidate, Cadet, Midshipman


    i. Beat to Quarters
    by C.S. Forester
    ii. A Message to Garcia
    iii. The United States Marines: A History
    by BGen E. H. Simmons
    iv. MCDP-1 Warfighting
    v. Chesty
    by Jon Hoffman
    i. Second Lieutenant


    i. Rifleman Dodd
    by C.S Forester
    ii. On Infantry
    by John English & Bruce Gudmundsson
    iii. This Kind of War
    by T. R. Fehrenback
    iv. Cleared Hot
    by Bob Stoffey
    v. Fields of Fire
    by James Web
    vi. Chancellorsville
    by Stephen W. Sears
    vii. The Easter Offensive
    by G. H. Turley
    viii. The Face of Battle
    by John Keegan
    ix. The Arab Mind
    by R. Patai
    j. First Lieutenant and Chief Warrant Officer 2


    i. The Ugly American
    by Lederer and Burdick
    ii. Reminiscences of a Marine
    by John a Lejeune
    iii. A People Numerous and Armed
    by John Shy
    iv. All for the Union
    by Elisha Hunt Rhodes
    v. The Storm of Steel
    by Ernst Junger
    vi. Once an Eagle
    by Anton Myrer
    vii. Company Commander
    by Charles B. MacDonald
    viii. The Forgotten Soldier
    by Guy Sajer
    ix. Utmost Savagery
    by Joseph Alexander

    x. Attacks
    ! By Erwin Rommel
    k. Captain and Chief Warrant Officer 3


    i. The Art of War
    by Sun Tzu (Griffith translation is best)
    ii. Fields of Battle
    by John Keegan
    iii. Goodbye Darkness
    by William Manchester
    iv. From Beirut to Jerusalem
    by Thomas Friedman
    v. Unaccustomed to Fear
    by Roger Willcock
    vi. Command in War
    by Martin Van Creveld
    vii. Eagle Against the Sun
    by Ronald Specter
    viii. Stonewall in the Valley
    by Robert G. Tanner
    ix. Savage Wars of Peace
    by Max Boot
    x. Infantry in Battle compiled
    by George C. Marshall
    xi. Field Artillery and Firepower
    by J.B.A Bailey
    xii. Terrorism Today
    by Christopher Harmon
    l. Major and Chief Warrant Officer 4


    i. Grant Takes Command
    by Bruce Catton
    ii. The General
    by C.S. Forester
    iii. On War
    by Karl von Clausewitz (Howard ad Paret)
    iv. European Armies
    by Hew Strachan
    v. The Guns of August
    by Barbara Tuchman
    vi. The Mask of Command
    by John Keegan
    vii. A Bright Shining Lie
    by Neil Sheehan
    viii. Crucible of War
    by Fred Anderson
    ix. Strategy
    by B. H. Liddell Hart
    x. The Glorious Cause
    by Robert Middlekauff
    xi. For the Common Defense
    by Millet and Maslowski
    xii. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
    by James M.
    McPherson
    xiii. The History of the Peloponnesian War
    by Thucydides (“The
    Landmark” version by Strasser recommended)

    m. Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Warrant Officer 5

    i. A Revolutionary People at War
    by Charles Royster
    ii. Defeat into Victory
    by William Slim
    iii. Patton: A Genius for War
    by Carlo D’Este
    iv. The Army and Viet Nam
    by Andrew F. Krepinevich
    v. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
    by T. E. Lawrence
    vi. One Hundred Days
    by ADM Sandy Woodward
    vii. The Lexus and the Olive Tree
    by Thomas L. Friedman
    viii. Supplying War
    by Martin Van Creveld
    ix. Masters of War
    by Michael I. Handel
    x. The Roots of Blitzkrieg
    by James S. Corum
    xi. Frontiersmen in Blue
    by Robert M. Utley
    n. Colonel to General


    i. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution
    by James
    McPherson
    ii. Supreme Command
    by Eliot Cohen
    iii. All Quiet on the Western Front
    by Erich Remarque
    iv. War and Peace
    by Leo Tolstoy
    v. Military Innovation in the Interwar Period
    by Murray and Millett
    vi. The Rape of Nanking
    by Iris Chang
    vii. Dereliction of Duty
    by H. R. McMaster
    viii. Diplomacy
    by Henry Kissinger
    ix. Carnage and Culture
    by Victor Davis Hanson
    x. Crusade in Europe
    by Dwight D. Eisenhower
    xi. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman
    ; Edited by William S.
    McFeely
    xii. Feeding Mars
    by John Lynn
    xiii. Eisenhower’s Lieutenants
    by Russell S. Weigley
    xiv. Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat
    by Wayne P. Hughes Jr.
    xv. Generalship: Its Diseases and Their Cure
    by J. F. C. Fuller
    xvi. Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command
    by Jon T.
    Sumida
    xvii. The Campaigns of Napoleon
    by David G. Chandler
    xviii. The Conduct of War
    by J. F. C. Fuller
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    "A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson."
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    "The events which transpired five thousand years ago; Five years ago or five minutes ago, have determined what will happen five minutes from now; five years From now or five thousand years from now. All history is a current event." [Dr. John Henrik Clarke]

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    Would it not be more productive to have actual books with African writers or just African themes? The title is misleading. While some people think it is healthy to read about military craft from other races I am of the opposite opinion. African societies lost many battles due to inadequate arms not because of bravery nor strategy, well may be strategy since you would have thought African people would have united under the basic fact that they are Black and African. Dr. Chanellor Williams spoke about this in his book "The Destruction of Black Civilization".

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    The lead statement I wrote states: Time To DEVELOP An Afrocentric Military Reading List. Nowhere does it say that the list appended is an AFROCENTRIC READING LIST. The Reading List I posted is as it states the Marine Core Reading List. An example of the type of reading that is being done to maintain the Military Opression of Afrikans. The lead statement is a DECLARATIVE STATEMENT of what we need to do, if it has not already been done.
    "Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance." [Dr. John Henrik Clarke]

    "A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson."
    [Dr. John Henrik Clarke]

    "The events which transpired five thousand years ago; Five years ago or five minutes ago, have determined what will happen five minutes from now; five years From now or five thousand years from now. All history is a current event." [Dr. John Henrik Clarke]

    "Yes, I'm an extremist. The black race... is in extremely bad condition. You show me a black man who isn't an extremist and I'll show you one who needs psychiatric attention!"
    [Malcolm X]

    "People involved in a revolution don't become part of the system; they destroy the system... The Negro revolution is no revolution because it condemns the system and then asks the system it has condemned to accept them..."
    [Malcolm X]

    "When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire . . . or preserve his freedom."
    [Malcolm X]

    "I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action."
    [Malcolm X]

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    Default Re: TIME TO DEVELOP AN AFROCENTRIC MILITARY READING LIST!

    What is an "afrocentric military reading list" and what is the purpose of having one?

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    I can think of some purposes of an Afrikan centered military reading list, but I'll wait for @Dukuzumurenyi 's response.

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