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Best Army Books Reviewed & Ranked

Looking for the best Army books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Ranger Handbook: TC 3-21.76, April 2017 Edition (2017)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedThe US Army Rangers are the world’s premier light infantry fighting force. This book contains all of the materials of the official Ranger handbook carried by all Ranger school students. This is a large desk-top/bookshelf (8.5×11″) sized copy. Unlike other versions of this book for sale (check their feedback), this book is properly formatted with text large enough to actually read!…
Author(s): Department of the Army

2. Army Officer’s Guide (2016)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedFor more than eighty years, this book has been the bible for U.S. Army officers. Condensed from Army regulations–and the customs and traditions of the service–this new edition provides the most up-to-date soldier information.Practical advice on Army leadership and commandFully updated with the latest information for officers of all ranks, branches, and componentsCovers uniforms and insignia, duties and responsibilities, privileges and restrictions, courtesy and customs, posts and organizations, regulations and references, and more16-page color insert of medals and…
Author(s): Robert J. Dr Dalessandro

3. The U.S. Army Leadership Field Manual (2004)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedFor mor than 50 years, The U.S. Army Leadership Field Manual has provided leadership training for every officer training program in the U.S. Army. This trade edition brings the manual’s value-based leadership principles and practices to today’s business world. The result is a compelling examination of how to be an effective leader when the survival of your team literally hangs on your decisions. More than 60 gripping vignettes and stories illustrate historical and contemporary examples of army leaders who made a difference. The U.S. Army Leadership Field Manual also provides: A leadership approach based on the army’s core principles of “Be,…
Author(s): The Center For Army, Leadership, Department of the, Army

4. An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy (2007)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedThe liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.Opening with the daring amphibious invasion in November 1942, An Army at Dawn follows the American and British armies as they fight the French in Morocco and Algiers, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an…
Author(s): Rick Atkinson

5. Jordyn’s Army (2019)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedWe are happy to bring you seventeen never seen before short stories!This anthology is a fundraiser for Jordyn Preston and her fight against liver cancer.New short stories from:…
Author(s): Heidi McLaughlin , Kathy Coopmans , et al.

6. Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency’s Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973 (2013)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedIn early May 1961, a U.S. military aircraft taxied toward a well-guarded terminal building. The plane slowed to a halt; steps were maneuvered up to its side, and the door was pulled open. The tropical night air was heavy and dank, and the moon shone dimly through high thin clouds. On board the aircraft were ninety-two members of a specially selected team. The men were dressed in indistinguishable dark suits with white shirts and dark ties, and each man carried a new red U.S. diplomatic passport inside his breast pocket. The men held copies of their orders and records in identical brown Manila envelopes, and each man’s…
Author(s): Lonnie M. Long, Gary B. Blackburn

7. My Life in the Red Army (Annotated) (2019)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedMy Life in the Red Army chronicles 19-year old Fred Virski’s experiences as a soldier in the Russian military in the early years of World War 2. With a wry tone rarely seen in a combat memoir, Virski describes the hardships, the near-starvation rations, the inadequate clothing for the frozen wastelands, and his tense interactions with officers of the NKVD (secret police). He is wounded twice; earns a Medal of Valor; witnesses atrocities committed by both the Germans and the Soviets; is branded a deserter; and somehow finds time to fall in love more than once on his journey.A testament to the will of the human…
Author(s): Fred Virski

8. U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook (2009)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedModernizing the outdoor, survival industry with it’s innovative products, Pro Force Equipment is the choice of all levels of outdoorsman….
Author(s): Department of the Army

9. U.S. Army Counterintelligence Handbook (US Army Survival) (2013)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedThe life of a counterintelligence (CI) operative has been immortalized in film and novels as being filled with glamour and excitement. While international travel, heroism, and danger are all part of the job description, the fundamentals of counterintelligence are discipline, skill, and—well—intelligence. CI operations include conducting investigations, offensive and defensive operations, security and vulnerability analyses, and intelligence collection in peace and at all levels of conflict to support command needs. This guide serves to inform commanders, agents, and analysts on…
Author(s): Department of the Army

10. Army of God (2018)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & Ranked– Rowena Kuo, Award winning editor and publisher One of the most beloved and enduring stories of all time . . . One of the most recognizable characters in history . . . A plot by a rival to kill Noah and his family is thwarted by a beautiful young woman, who joins them as they flee the ancient Biblical city of Eden. A year later, the Lord reveals His plan to destroy the earth by flood and commands Noah to build an ark. Only the news is met with skepticism and opposition from members of his own family. Eventually, word of the ark reaches Eden,…
Author(s): Dennis Bailey

11. Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War (2019)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedWinner of the 2019 William E. Colby Award “The book I had been waiting for. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” ―Bill GatesThe era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems―from Israel’s Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter―and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. “A smart primer to…
Author(s): Paul Scharre

12. Marlborough’s Other Army: The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsular War, 1702–1712 (Century of the Soldier) (2019)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedAn often neglected aspect of Marlborough’s war is its crucial campaign in Spain and Portugal, also known as the First Peninsula War of 1702–1712. Whilst this campaign was critical to the outcome of the war, relatively little information is available about it or the army that fought it. This work not only provides a detailed look at the army that fought the Spanish and Portuguese campaigns of Marlborough’s war, but it also offers an insight into the course of the war in Iberia. It aims to provide more detail and understanding of a relatively little known part of a war…
Author(s): Nicholas Dorrell

13. America’s Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy (Second Updated Edition) (2015)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & Ranked“America’s Other Army” brings the high-flying world of international diplomacy down to earth and puts a human face on a mysterious profession that has undergone a dramatic transformation since September 11, 2001. Through the stories of American diplomats, the book explains how their work affects millions of people in the United States and around the world every day, and how it contributes directly to U.S. security and prosperity. It shows a more inclusive American diplomacy that has moved beyond interacting with governments and has engaged with the…
Author(s): Nicholas Kralev

14. An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and War (Historical Romances) (2007)

 Best Army Books Reviewed & RankedOn the eve of battle, passions are running high…IN THE SUMMER OF 1815, with Napolean Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of parties, balls and soirees. In the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his noble aides de camp, no one attracts more attention than the beautiful, outrageous young widow Lady Barbara Childe. On their first meeting, dashing Colonel Charles Audley proposes to her, but even their betrothal doesn’t calm her wild behavior. Finally, with the Battle of Waterloo raging just miles away, civilians fleeing and the wounded pouring back into the town, Lady Barbara…
Author(s): Georgette Heyer

Best Army Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941–1943

Author(s): John C. McManus
Publisher: Dutton Caliber, Year: 30 July 2019, Size: 43 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2394469

Waffen-SS: Hitler’s Army at War

Author(s): Adrian Gilbert
Publisher: Hachette UK, Year: 25 Jun 2019, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2387731

Secrets of the Terracotta Army: Tomb of an Ancient Chinese Emperor

Author(s): Michael Capek
Publisher: Capstone Press, Year: 21 Dec 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2386234

The Dragon in the Jungle: the Chinese Army in the Vietnam War

Author(s): Xiaobing Li
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2472918

Big Capital in an Unequal World: The Micropolitics of Wealth in Pakistan

Author(s): Rosita Armytage
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2520725

A Republic in the Ranks: Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Author(s): Zachery A. Fry
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2526769

The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum

Author(s): Camila Russo
Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2557471

The Ultimate Training Guide for the Army Combat Fitness Test

Author(s): Bonilla, Christopher
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2562004

Leadership Secrets of the Australian Army

Author(s): Nicholas Jans
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Year: 2019, Size: 742 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2224865

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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