Free Book List

The following books are representative of books submitted to Aviation Digest for review by their publishers.

Through Aviation Digest's "Free Book Program," we are privileged to offer the following reviews of past books which were offered through this program. The authors of these reviews are Military Service members who took advantage of the program and who provided Aviation Digest with their opinions of the books they were given.

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Grant vs. Lee: The Graphic history of the Civil War's Greatest Rivals During the Last Year of the War Wayne Vansant CW4 Leonard S. Momeny
Where Youth and Laughter Go Lt. COL Seth W.B. Folsom, USMC 1LT Christopher Poppleton
Cassandra in Oz by Conrad C. Crane Conrad C. Crane MAJ Nicole E. Dean
A book review for Operation Anaconda: America's First Major Battle in Afghanistan Lester W. Grau
and Dodge Billingsley
Scott L. Gainey
Selling War by Steven J. Alvarez Steven J. Alvarez COL John O. Payne
In extremis Leadership by Thomas A. Kolditz Thomas A. Kolditz MAJ John P. Kurtzweil
Superforcasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner CPT Sean Clement
Leadership and Deception: Getting Out of the Box - Review The Arbinger Institute CPT Mike Schreckenbach
The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson CPT Sean Clement
Book review on "Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder," by Nassim Nicholas Nassim Nicholas CPT Sean Clement
No Easy Day by Mark Owen Mark Owen WO1 Robert Burcham
Heavy Metal:A tank company's battle to Baghdad CPT Jason Conroy with Ron Martz CPT Timothy Simmons
Fallen Guidon by Edwin Adams Davis Edwin Adams Davis CW5 Robert B. Reynolds
Pirate Alley by RADM Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.) and Michael Hirsh. U.S. Naval Institute Press, U.S. Naval Institute. RADM Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.) and Michael Hirsh. U.S. Naval Institute Press, U.S. Naval Institute CW3 Jared Jones
Out of the Mountains-The coming age of the Urban  Guerrilla David Kilcullen MAJ Nicole E. Dean
Born To Battle by Jack Hurst Jack Hurst LTC Paul Berg
"DustOff" by Michael J. Novosel Michael J. Novosel 1LT Ian S. Hanson
Sway: The irresistable Pull of Irrational Behaviors by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman MAJ Jason A. King
Learning to Forget by David Fitzgerald David Fitzgerald COL Charles R. Bowery, Jr.
Shot Down: The True Story of Pilot Howard Snyder and the Crew of the b-17 Susan Ruth by Steve Snyder Steve Snyder MAJ Eric S. Comette