2012 reading list

Recently, the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Norton Schwartz, released the 2012 reading list with 13 books and, for the first time, supplementary films, treatises and Internet-based resources.

“Airpower for Strategic Effect,” by Colin Gray
“Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” by Laura Hillenbrand
“Start with Why,” by Simon Sinek
“The Forever War,” by Dexter Filkins
“Paradise Beneath Her Feet,” by Isobel Coleman
“The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution,” by Linda Monk
“The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers,” by Richard McGregor
“Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure,” by Tim Harford
“Catch-22,” by Joseph Heller
“Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II,” by J. Todd Moye
“Physics of the Future,” by Michio Kaku
“A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent,” by Robert Merry
“The Hunters,” by James Salter

More information on the 2012 reading list can be found online at www.af.mil/information/csafreading/index.asp.