Warrior Philosopher Reading List

There is a strong importance of anyone that takes the responsibility of protecting themselves and others to do everything they can to strengthen their mind and continue to educate it. One of the best ways to do this is to read a lot. Reading is a way that we can learn from other's experiences and learn valuable lessons that took them years to learn in hours. What follows is a list that will be continually updated with good books that will help exercise your mind and allow you to fight smarter, debate more effectively, and enhance every area of your life. Please feel free to use the comment section to suggest additions to this list or email us if you have any comments or additions.

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Warrior Philosopher Reading List


The Art of War - Sun Tzu

The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi

Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected - Rory Miller

Principles of Personal Defense - Jeff Cooper

Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life - Patrick Van Horne and Jason A Riley

Fighting Smarter - Tom Givens

Deadly Force - Massad Ayoob

On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace - Dave Grossman

On Killing: The Physiological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society - Dave Grossman

Tides of War - Stephen Pressfield

Gates of Fire - Stephen Pressfield

Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander The Great - Stephen Pressfield

The Warrior Ethos - Stephen Pressfield

The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

The Gift of Fear: and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence - Gavin De Becker

Warrior of the Light - Paulo Coelho

The Liar, The Cheat, and the Thief: Deception and The Art Of Swordsplay - Maija Soderholm

Anatomy of A Motive - John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Leadershift - Dr. John Maxwell

The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene, Joost Elffers


Green Eyes and Black Rifles - Kyle E. Lamb

How to Shoot Like a Navy Seal - Chris Sajnog

Combat Shooting - Massad Ayoob


Black Hawk Down - Scott Bowden

Patton: Genius for War - Carlo D’ Este

Tactics of the Crescent Moon: Militant Muslim Combat Methods - H. John Poole

Phantom Soldier: The Enemys Answer to U.S. Firepower - H. John Poole

Samurai War Stories: Teaching and Tales of Samurai Warfare - Antony Cummins

The Definitive Translation of the Shoninki - Antony Cummins

The Red Circle - Brandon Webb

American Sniper - Chris Kyle

Inside Delta Force - Eric L. Haney

Delta Force - Col Charlie E. Beckwith (Ret)

The Dead and Those About to Die - John C. McManus

Service - Marcus Luttrell

Grunts - Kyle Longley


The U.S. Constitution

The Anti-Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers

1776 - David McCollough

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Gibbon

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates - Brian Kilmeade

Washington: A Life - Ron Chernow

The Boy in The Striped Pajamas - Asa Butterfield

The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson

Angelas Ashes: A Memoir - Frank McCourt


Philosophy: Who Needs It - Ayn Rand

Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure - Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt

How Wars are Won - Bevin Alexander


ESV Study Bible

Systematic Theology - Wayne Grudem

Pilgrims Progress - John Bunyan

Sampson Syndrome - Mark Atteberry

The Resolution For Men - Stephen Kendrick

Crazy Love- Francis Chan

Fiction and Inspiration

William Shakespeare Complete Works

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit

1984 - George Orwell

Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman

Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

The Edge Chronicles - Paul Stewart, Chris Riddle

Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

The Inheritance Series - Christopher Paolini

Mountaineering Essays - John Muir

Fingerprints of The Gods - Graham Hancock

Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse - James Wesley Rawles

Mars Trilogy - Kim Stanley Robinson

This is by no means a complete list. Remember: the more you learn, the more you earn, and the better prepared you will be in every aspect of your life! Be sure to claim your free trial of Amazon's Audible to get a jump start on this list, and remember to keep checking back for new additions!

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