From Bob Owens.
Towards that end, I’m in the process of cobbling together an Amazon.com wishlist that I’ve decided to call A Library for Troubled Times, which consists of books I’d like to add to my personal collection. Some are concerned with our colonial history and the revolutionary spirit and zeal which founded this nation, while others are much more current in nature, dealing with tactical and strategic issues which, quite frankly, have stumped the best minds the American military have been able to educate for a half century.
I’d argue that if tough times are indeed ahead, it would behoove us all to learn more about who we are, and what we may need to be. Create libraries of your own, and devour them. Our Founding Fathers were not born with wisdom, but thirsted for it with a zeal not often found today. Seek knowledge. The human mind is the sharpest weapon of all, and what we must have to recapture this nation from those who would turn us into just another memory.
Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America’s Founding Ideas (America: A Cultural History) by David Hackett Fischer
Lexington and Concord: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot
Total Resistance by H. Von Dach
Phantom Soldier: The Enemy’s Answer to U.S. Firepower by H. John Poole, Mike Leahy and William S. Lind
The Tiger’s Way: A U.S. Private’s Best Chance for Survival by H. John Poole
Militant Tricks: Battlefield Ruses of the Islamic Insurgent by H. John Poole
Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnamby John A. Nagl and Peter J. Schoomaker