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What Blue Horizons Researchers Are Reading in Academic Year 2017

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  • USAF Center for Strategy and Technology, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
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Kahneman, Daniel

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Seelig, Tina

inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity

May, Richard and Ernest Neustadt

Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers

Carr, Nicholas

The Shallows

Taleb, Nassim

The Black Swan (2d ed)

Schwartz, Peter

Inevitable Surprises

Tetlock, Philip and Dan Gardner

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Schulz, Kathryn

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error


Adler, Mortimer and Charles Van Doren

How to Read a Book

Krepinevich, Andrew

7 Deadly Scenarios

McInerny, D.Q.

Being Logical

Weston, Anthony

A Rulebook for Arguments

Badke, William

Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog

Booth, William et al.

The Craft of Research

Van Evera, Stephen

Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science

Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor and Kenneth Cukier

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Heinrichs, Jay

Thank You For Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

Rhodes, Richard

How to Write: Advice and Reflections


Lorber, Azriel

Misguided Weapons

Brynjolfsson, Erik and Andrew McAfee

The Second Machine Age

Domingos, Pedro

The Master Algorithm

Lipson, Hod and Melba Kurman

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing

Anderson, Chris

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Docherty, Michael

Collective Disruption: How Corporations & Startups Can Co-Create Transformative New Businesses

Govindarajan, Vijay and Chris Trimble

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge

Evolution of Airpower

Olsen, John Andreas

Airpower Reborn

Builder, Carl

The Icarus Syndrome

Clodfelter, Mark

The Limits of Air Power (2d edition, 2006 version required)

Pape, Robert

Bombing to Win

Kozak, Warren

LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay

Gavin, Francis

Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age

Werrell, Kenneth

Chasing the Silver Bullet

Singer, P.W. and Allen Friedman

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Tangredi, Samuel

Anti-Access Warfare: Countering A2/AD Strategies

Whittle, Richard

Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

Kaplan, Fred

Dark Territory

Harris, Shane

"@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex"

Larsen, Jeffrey and Kerry Kartchner

On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Century

Strategy in Politics and War

Rumelt, Richard

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

Murray, Williamson and Richard Hart Sinnreich

Successful Strategies

Mahnken, Thomas

Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century

Krepinevich, Andrew and Barry Watts

The Last Warrior

Sheehan, Neil

A Fiery Peace in a Cold War

Coker, Christopher

The Improbable War

Kissinger, Henry

World Order

Brauer, Jurgen and Hubert Van Tuyll

Castles, Battles, and Bombs

Zeihan, Peter

The Accidental Superpower

Hoffman, David

The Dead Hand

Hammond, Grant

The Mind of War

McCrystal, Stanley

Team of Teams

Regional Studies

Mahnken, Thomas and Dan Blumenthal

Strategy in Asia

McGregor, Richard

The Party

Pillsbury, Michael

The Hundred-Year Marathon

Christensen, Thomas

The China Challenge

Friedman, George


Zimmerman, William

Ruling Russia

Van Herpen, Marcel

Putin's Wars

Lewis, Bernard

The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years

Byman, Daniel

Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement

Warrick, Joby

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS