MCPON reading list - Owner's & Operator's/Manual 2002 (2023)

MCPON reading list – Owner’s & Operator’s/Manual 2002 – Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

The following comprise the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy’s Naval Heritage/Core Values Reading Guide as revised in 2001. This list is updated as part of the Chief Petty Officer initiation season. The books are available through the Navy Exchange or the Uniform Center toll-free ordering system.

“A” List: Required Reading List

The Fighting Liberty Ships – A Memoir

by A.A. Hoehling

A Sailor’s Log: Recollections of Forty Years of Naval Life

by Rear Adm. Robert D. Evans

Tin Can Sailor – Life Aboard the USS Sterett, ’39 -’45

By C. Raymond Calhoun

Battleship Sailor

by Theodore C. Mason

Brave Ship, Brave Men

by Arnold S. Lott

We Will Stand By You – Serving in the Pawnee, ’42-’45

by Theodore C. Mason

Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket’s World War II Odyssey

by Alvin Kernan

Thunder Below

by Rear Adm. Eugene B. Fluckey

The Battle of Cape Esperance — Encounter at Guadalcanal

by Capt. Charles Cook

The Golden Thirteen — Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers

by Paul Stillwell with Colin L. Powell

The Last Patrol

by Harry Holmes

Raiders from the Sea

by John Lodwick

Submarine Diary — The Silent Stalking of Japan

by Rear Adm. Corwin Mendenhall

Devotion to Duty — A Biography of Admiral Clifton A. F Sprague

by John F. Wukovits

Every Other Day: Letters from the Pacific

by George B. Lucas

In Love and War: Revised and Updated

by Jim and Sybil Stockdale


by E. B. Potter

Ship’s Doctor

by Capt. Terrence Riley

What a Way to Spend a War. Navy Nurse POWs in the Philippines

by Dorothy Still Danner

Naked Warriors

by Cmdr. Frances Douglas Fane and Don Moore


by Richard Wheeler

Descent Into Darkness

by Cmdr. Edward C. Raymer

Blood on the Sea

by Robert Sinclair Parkin

On Watch

by Adm. Elmo Zumwalt

Wake of the Wahoo

by Forrest J. Sterling

Quiet Heroes

by Cmdr. Frances Omori

The Fast Carriers — The Forging of an Air Navy

by Clark G. Reynolds

A Most Fortunate Ship — Narrative History of Old Ironsides

by Tyrone Martin

A Voice From the Main Deck

by Samuel Leech

Amongst My Best Men — African Americans in the War of 1812

by Gerald T. Altoff

Life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy

by Dennis J. Ringle

Divided Waters – The Naval History of the Civil War

by Ivan Musicant

That Gallant Ship: Yorktown

by Robert Cressman

By Sea, Air, and Land — An Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy and the War in Southeast Asia

by Edward J. Marolda

Shield and Sword — The U.S. Navy and the Persian Gulf

by Edward J. Marolda and Robert J. Schneller Jr.

My Father, My Son

by Elmo Zumwalt Jr. and Elmo Zumwalt III

Good Night Officially

by E. I. Jernigan

by William M. McBride

Tin Can Man

Raiders of the Deep

by Lowell Thomas, introduction by Gary E. Weir

“B” List: Reference

American Naval History — An Illustrated Chronology of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-Present

by Edward J Marolda

The Book of Navy Songs

by The Trident Society

Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy, 1912-92

by Thomas Wildenberg

Sea Power: A Naval History

by E. B. Potter

Air Raid: Pearl Harbor! — Recollections of a Day of Infamy

by Paul Stillwell

E-Boat Alert — Defending the Normandy Invasion Fleet

by James Foster Tent

Heroes in Dungarees – The Story of the American Merchant Marines in World War II

by John Bunker

Unsung Sailors — The Naval Armed Guard in World War II

by Justin F. Gleichauf

The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway

by John B. Lundstrom

The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign: Naval Fighter Combat from August to November 1942

by John B. Lundstrom

Admiral John H. Towers — The Struggle for Naval Air Supremacy

by William F. Trinmble

The Magnificent Mitscher

by Theodore Taylor

At Dawn We Slept

by Gordon W. Prange

Prisoners of the Japanese

by Gavon Daws

The Two Ocean War

by Samuel Eliot Morrison

History of the U.S. Navy. Vol. One, 1775-1941

by Robert W. Love Jr.

Clash of the Titans

by Walter J. Boyne

Okinawa — The Last Battle of World War II

by Robert Lackie

Normandy by Vice Adm.

William P. Mack

War at Sea

by Nathan Miller

War Beneath the Sea

by Peter Sudfield

Miracle at Midway

by Gordon W. Prance

Authors at Sea: Modern American Writers Remember Their Naval Service

by Robert Shenk

Rocks & Shoals: Naval Discipline in the Age of Fighting Sail

by James E. Valle

The Unsinkable Fleet: The Politics of U.S. Navy Expansion in World War II

by Joel R. Davidson

Run Silent/Run Deep

by Capt. Edward L. Beach

Decision and Dissent with Halsey at Leyte Gulf

by Carl Solberg

PT 105

by Dick Keresey

Submarine Commander

by Paul Schratz

We Pulled Together and Won! Personal Memories of the World War II Era

by Reminisce Books

War in the Boats

by Capt. William J. Ruhe

Submarine Admiral

by Adm. J. J. Galantin

All at Sea

by Louis R. Harlany

Slow Dance to Pearl Harbor — A Tin Can Ensign in Prewar America

by Capt. William J. Ruhe

The People Navy

by Kenneth J. Hagan


by Dava Sobel

U-Boat Commander

by Peter Cremer

Kinkaid of the Seventh Fleet: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid

by Gerald E. Wheeler

Project Hula: Secret Soviet-American Cooperation in the War Against Japan

by Richard A. Russell

Assault from the Sea — The Amphibious Landing at Inchon

by Curtis Utz

Cordon of Steel: The U.S. Navy and the Cuban Missile Crisis

by Curtis Utz

Swift and Effective Retribution — The U.S. Sixth Fleet and the Confrontation with Qaddafi

by Joseph T. Stanik

Revolt of the Admirals

by Jeffrey Barlow

A Quest for Glory: A Biography of Rear Admiral John A Dahlgren

by Robert J. Schneller

One Hundred Years of Sea Power: The U.S. Navy, 1890-1990

by George Baer

Great U.S. Naval Battles

by Jack Sweetman

History of the U.S. Navy Part II

by Robert Love

Black Shoes and Blue Water: Surface Warfare in the U.S. Navy 1945-1975

by Malcolm Muir

Quiet Warrior: A Biography of ADM Raymond A. Spruance

by Thomas Buell

Anchors and Eagles

by Paul Adkisson

Honor Bound: The History of American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973

by S.I. Rochester and F. Wiley

And I Was There

by Rear Adm. Edwin T. Layton

The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal

by Robert D. Ballard

Crossed Currents: Navy Women from World War I to Tailhook

by Jean Ebbert/Marie-Beth Hall

“C” List: Reference

History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II, Vol. I to XIV

by Samuel Eliot Morrison

Leadership, Management & Personal Growth Reading List

Built to Last

by James Collins and Jerry Porras

Changing the Game

by Eric G. Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle

The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual

by Christopher Locke and Rick Levine

Decision Traps: Ten Barriers to Brilliant Decision-Making and How to Overcome Them

by I. Edward Russo and Paul J.H. Schoemaker

Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within

by Robert E. Quinn

Digital Economy

by Don Tapscott

The Digital Estate

by Chuck Martin

Futurize Your Enterprise: Business Strategy in the Age of the E-customer

by David Siegel

The Human Side of intranet: Content, Style and Politics

by Jerry W. Koehler and Thorn Dupper


by Gareth Morgan

In Athena’s Camp

by John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt

The Leadership Engine — How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level

by Noel M. Tichy and Eli B. Cohen

Leadership is an Art

by Max DePree

Leadership Without Easy Answers

by Ronald Heifetz

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

by Thomas L. Friedman

Managing at the Speed of Change

by Daryl R. Conner

Who moved my Cheese?

by Spencer Johnson M.D.

The Other 90%

by Robert K. Cooper

The Power of Alignment

by George Labovitz and Victor Rosansky

Leading Change

by John P. Kotter

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