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>Editor’s Note: In a discussion of professional development and our Professional Association with student lieutenants at TBS in early 2018, I posed the question: “Since Ready Player One has just been made into a ‘Hollywood Blockbuster,’ perhaps we Marines should ask: Why is this book on the CPRL...
The film Last Days in Vietnam should be a required study for MEUs and amphibious squadrons (PHIBRONs) in order for them to succeed in real-world non-combatant evacuation operations (NEOs). Directed by Rory Kennedy, this film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a short...
For biographies of iconic American figures, Ron Chernow enjoys a stellar and permanent literary legacy. Washington: A Life , for instance, earned him the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for biography, and Alexander Hamilton inspired a Broadway musical sensation. In Grant , Chernow now adds to his credits an...
G o Forward into the Storm is the story of a Navy chaplain who buried 1,800 Marines on Iwo Jima during 26 intense days of combat. Landing ashore on D-Plus 2, Chaplain Gage Hotaling recounts—through his journal—the terror of the air raids, the piles of bodies, the ever-present smell of death, and...
What is ANGLICO, and what does it do? I found myself pondering that question after hearing several rather enigmatic references to the little-known Marine Corps unit. As the newcomer that I am to the artillery community, ANGLICO is something that has certainly peaked my curiosity. The recently...
Martin van Creveld is among the most important and influential military theorists alive. His past books have dealt with the decline of the nation-state, the culture of war, the role of airpower, and many other large and important topics. In his latest work, More on War , van Creveld is equally...
We Leadership by Paul Otte Ross Leadership Institute Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0986215902, 288 pp. $20.95. Leadership is an important and compelling topic as well as a difficult concept and practice, as evidenced by numerous academic writings and popular books focused more on individual leaders and...
The centenary of America’s entry into the First World War has brought about a flurry of books, articles, and digital projects detailing the conflict, its participants, and its impact. This burst of activity has reopened America’s eyes to the war and revealed a deeper understanding of our...
L incoln’s Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac is the latest book from renowned Civil War author Stephen W. Sears. As the title suggests, Lincoln’s Lieutenants covers the various commanding generals of the Army of the Potomac and their subordinate corps and division commanders...
READY PLAYER ONE Three Reasons Why Ready Player One Belongs on the Commandant’s Professional Reading List 1. Ready Player One explores the economics of cyberspace in a way that a layperson can understand. Ernest Cline provides a view of a world in which resources outside of the cyber world, “The...

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