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2011 CSAF Reading List

CSAF Reading List Archive

The 2011 Chief of Staff reading list provides Airmen of all ranks a guide to further their education and expertise. Professional reading continues to be vital as Airmen maintain the Air Force initiative today and prepare for the future. This year's list contains 14 books divided into three categories: leadership, strategic context and military heritage.

CSAF Reading List


STRATEGIC CONTEXT 

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of Book CoverAmerican
   Power- by Robert Kaplan

Click Here to read Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr's review of Monsoon.

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It  
-by Richard Clarke and Robert Knake

The Return of History and the End of Dreams - by Robert Kagan

Technology Horizons: A Vision for the Air Force Science and Technology - by Dr. Werner Dahm

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 - by Alistair Horne

Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building  -by Ahmed Rashid

LEADERSHIP

The All Americans - by Lars Anderson

Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds - by Robin Olds, Christina Olds and Ed Rasimus

Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs - by Steve Davies

Cataclysm: General Hap Arnold and the Defeat of Japan - by Herman S. Wolk

MILITARY HERITAGE 


   The All Americans -by Lars Anderson
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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds -by Robin Olds, Christina Olds and Ed Rasimus

Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs -by Steve Davies

Cataclysm: General Hap Arnold and the Defeat of Japan -by Herman S. Wolk



Background

General Ronald Fogleman created the CSAF Professional Reading Program in 1996 to develop a common frame of reference among Air Force members - officers, enlisted, and civilians - to help each of us become better, more effective advocates of air and space power. General Michael Ryan and now General John Jumper have wholeheartedly embraced and continued the Professional Reading Program.