War for Oil: The Nazi Quest for an Oil Empire (2006) by Dietrich Eichholtz

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John J. Mearsheimer

The Invincible (1963) by Stanislaw Lem




Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World (2016) by Adrian Goldsworthy

A Short History of Byzantium Paperback (1998)  by John Julius Norwich

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West (2005) by Roger Crowley

The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire (2009) – Luttwak, Edward

In the Shadow of the Sword : The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire (2012) by Tom Holland

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (2016) by Peter Frankopan

Civilization: The West and the Rest (2011) by Niall Ferguson


Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power (2013)

The Big Flatline: Oil and the No-Growth Economy (2012)

The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower by Robert Baer (2009)

A Thousand Barrels a SecondTerzakian (2006)

Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy (2005)

Sleeping With the Devil (2004)

The End Of Oil (2004)


The Rise of China vs. The Logic of Strategy (2012)

Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent WarBacevich (2010)

Why America Is Not a New Rome (2010)


Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam – Turse (2013)

The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam – Windrow (2005)

Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots and the Secret Battle for the Ho Chi Minh Trail – Sheppard (2007)

World War II

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945  – Atkinson (2014, Liberation Trilogy – Pt. III)

Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II  – Showalter (2013)

The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944  – Atkinson (2008, Liberation Trilogy – Pt. II)

Deathride: Hitler vs. Stalin – The Eastern Front, 1941-1945  – Mosier (2010)

Hitler’s Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare  – Showalter (2010)

The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943  – Citino (2012)

Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942  – Citino (2007)

The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years’ War to the Third Reich (2005)

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 by Max Hastings (2005)

The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II  – Mosier (2004)

World War II in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945  – D’Este (1990)

The Battle of Kursk  – Glantz (1999)

To Lose a Battle: France 1940  – Horne (1969)

The Forgotten Soldier  – Sajer (1965)






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