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Congressman Skelton's National Security Book List 
  1. Constitution of the United States, Constitutional Convention, 1787  
  2. Sun Tzu, The Art of War  
  3. Carl von Clausewitz, On War  
  4. Michael I. Handel, Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought  
  5. John Keegan (ed.) The Book of War  
  6. Edward Shepherd Creasy. Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo. 
  7. Peter Bamm. Alexander the Great  
  8. Sir Gavin De Beer, Hannibal 
  9. John Keegan, The Face of Battle 
  10. Fred Anderson, Crucible of War: The Seven Years War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754 -1766 
  11. John Mack Faragher, Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer 
  12. Richard Barksdale Harwell and Douglas Southall Freeman, Washington 
  13. John Sugden, Tecumseh: A Life 
  14. Stephen Ambrose, Undaunted Courage  
  15. Vincent Cronin, Napoleon Bonaparte: An Intimate Biography 
  16. Napoleon Bonaparte, The Military Maxims of Napoleon: The Principles of Warfare 
  17. Christopher Hibbert, Nelson: A Personal History  
  18. John Keegan, The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare  
  19. Morris, Donald R, The Washing of the Spears: The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation 
  20. Douglas Southall Freeman, Lee  
  21. Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs 
  22. Richard S. Brownlee, Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla Warfare in the West, 1861-1865.  
  23. James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era 
  24. Evan S. Connell, Son of the Morning Star 
  25. Elbert Hubbard, A Message to Garcia 
  26. John Eisenhower, Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I 
  27. Frank Everson Vandiver, Black Jack: The Life and Times of John J. Pershing (Two Volumes)  
  28. Roy Jenkins, Churchill: A Biography 
  29. Allan R. Miller and Williamson Murray, A War to be Won  
  30. Douglas MacArthur, Reminiscences 
  31. William L. Shirer, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich 
  32. John Prados, Combined Fleet Decoded: The Secret History of American Intelligence and the Japanese Navy in World War II 
  33. Hampton Sides, Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission 
  34. Richard Frank, Penguin USA, 1992, Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle 
  35. Stephen Ambrose, The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys and Men of World War II 
  36. Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly, Black Knights: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen 
  37. Frank Freidel, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny 
  38. Maj. Gen. Jeanne Hold, USAF, Retired, Women in the Military: An Unfinished Revolution 
  39. William Slim, Defeat Into Victory 
  40. David McCullough, Truman  
  41. T.R. Fehrenbach, This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History 
  42. Robert Coram, Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War 
  43. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young 
  44. Thomas G. Houlahan, Gulf War: The Complete History 
  45. Robert D. Kaplan, Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos 
  46. MG Robert H. Scales Jr., Yellow Smoke: The Future of Land Warfare for America's Military (Role of American Military Power).  
  47. Eliot Cohen, Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime 
  48. John P. Murtha with John Plashal, From Vietnam to 9/11: On the Front Lines of National Security 
  49. Thomas E. Ricks, Making the Corps 
  50. Russell Frank Weigley, The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy 

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