From Saudi Arabia to the Arctic Circle - these books were with me. Good stuff.
If you have been reading this blog long and wonder now and then, "where did he get that idea" or "what historical example is he talking about" or "where did that arcane reference come from" --- not to mention a few of the Fullbore Friday ideas over the years --- well these were the things I read as a junior officer.
Do yourself, your Navy, and a young leader a favor. Give them the gift of hundreds of years of accumulated Naval knowledge. Give them the gift of the Classics of Naval Literature for Christmas. Preferably on a "one book a month" installment plan. If you don't want to do it manually - call USNI and ask them to set it up for you. I am sure they will be glad to help.