Coast Guard Reading List

Commandant's Reading List
Leader of Leaders (Senior Coast Guard Leaders) 
Contemporary Issues
History and Culture


Leader of Leaders (Senior Coast Guard Leaders)

Until the Sea Shall Free Them: Life, Death, and Survival in the Merchant Marine (Blue Jacket Books) Robert Frump  
Bloodstained Sea Michael G. Walling 
Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World Chris Lowney 
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships Daniel Goleman 
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Vintage) Isabel Wilkerson 
Successful leadership today Douglas L. Drewry 
Ask the Chief: Backbone of the Navy J. F. Leahy 
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry Ruth Haley Barton 

Previous Senior Coast Guard Leaders Recommendations

Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity Steven Hayward
The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership (J-B Warren Bennis Series) Steven Sample
Getting Them to Give a Damn: How to Get Your Front Line to Care about Your Bottom Line Eric Chester
My American Journey Colin Powell
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 Michael Beschloss
So Others May Live: Coast Guard's Rescue Swimmers: Saving Lives, Defying Death Martha LaGuardia-Kotite

Contemporary Issues

Employee's Survival Guide to Change Jeffrey Hiatt 
Disappearing Through the Skylight: Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century O.B. Hardison, Jr. 
EPIC Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age Timothy Clark 
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands (The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More than 60 Countries) Terri Morrison, Wayne Conaway 
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means Albert-Laszlo Barabási
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness Williams, Teasdale, Segal, Kabat-Zinn 
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Marcus Luttrell 
"Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity Beverly Daniel Tatum 

Previous Contemporary Issues Recommendations

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Malcolm Gladwell
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us Robyn Meredith
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships Daniel Goleman
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century Thomas L. Friedman


The Armed Forces Officer: 2007 Edition National Defense University 
Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life Sissela Bok 
Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them Max H. Bazerman, Michael D. Watkins 
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable Patrick Lencioni 
From Boomers to Bloggers: Success Strategies Across Generations Misti Burmeister 
How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom Garry Kasparov 
Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence (Hardcover) Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee 
Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work David Rock 
Leading at the Edge : Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition Dennis N.T. Perkins, Margaret P. Holtman, Paul R. Kessler, Catherine McCarthy 

Previous Leadership Recommendations

The Caine Mutiny: A Novel Herman Wouk
Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership Garry Wills
Crucial Confrontations Kerry Patterson
It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy Michael Abrashoff
The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success Scott Eblin
On Becoming A Leader: The Leadership Classic--Updated And Expanded Warren G. Bennis
Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégé's Get the Most Out of Their Relationships Ellen A. Ensher, Susan E. Murphy
Small Unit Leadership: A Commonsense Approach Dandridge M. Malone

History and Culture

LUCKY THIRTEEN: D-Days in the Pacific with the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II Ken Wiley  
The Metal Life Car: The Inventor, the Imposter, and the Business of Lifesaving George Buker  
Mind the Light, Katie: The History of Thirty-Three Female Lighthouse Keepers Mary Louise Clifford, J. Candace Clifford 
A Perfect Lady Tido Holtkamp  
Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U.S. Coast Guard History Robert Frump 
Lifeboat Sailors: The U.S. Coast Guard's Small Boat Stations Dennis L. Noble 

Previous History and Culture Recommendations

The Coast Guard at War: Vietnam, 1965-1975 Alex Larzelere
The Coast Guard in World War I: An Untold Story Alex R. Larzelere
Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf: First Commandant of the Coast Guard C. Douglas Kroll
The Pendleton Disaster off Cape Cod: The Greatest Small Boat Rescue in Coast Guard History Theresa M. Barbo
They Had To Go Out: True Stories of America's Coastal Lifesavers  Wreck & Rescue Journal



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