January 2021 Reading List: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy, Six Days of the Condor by James Grady, A Savage War of Peace by Alistair Horne, War of the Rats by David L. Robbins, Three Felonies a Day by Harvey A. Silverglate, and Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
December 2020 Reading List: The Spy Who Came for Christmas by David Morrell, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie, Wooden by Coach John Wooden, A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, The Hundred-Year Christmas by David Morrell
November 2020 Reading List: Fatherland by Robert Harris, Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy, Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife by John A. Nagl, The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan, The Book of Honor by Ted Gup, and Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden
October 2020 Reading List: The Gun by C.J. Chivers, A Time to Kill by John Grisham, Do the Work by Steven Pressfield, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Spy Who Came in From The Cold by John le Carré, and The Generals by Thomas E. Ricks
Oni by Marc Olden, Rising Sun by Michael Crichton, Hell In A Very Small Place by Bernard B. Fall, To Dare and To Conquer by Derek Leebaert, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck, The Transformation of War by Martin van Creveld
August reading list: To Kill A Mockingbird, Eye of the Needle, Supreme Command, In the Lake of the Woods, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Kill Artist.
July reading list: Gates of Fire, Deliverance, Presumed Innocent, The Hobbit, Never Cry Wolf, The Gamble.
The eighth installment from my monthly reading list is live on my blog. Interested in the how and why behind the books that influenced me? You might find one that resonates. Happy reading!
For those new to the Team, each month I highlight six books; some are from the professional reading list I was asked to put together for the Naval Special Warfare Center before I retired from the SEAL Teams and others are books I have enjoyed at various stages of my life not directly associated with my time in the military.
This month’s reading list is a special one. It is special because instead of the usual six books, I am highlighting only four; the four that inspired SAVAGE SON.