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U.S. Coast Guard
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Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

Books

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May 3, 2022

Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Recommended to ADM Paul Zukunft (ret.) by The Interdiction Committee, a coalition of U.S. agencies responsible for disrupting illicit networks in the drug trade, in order to gain a better understanding of the opioid epidemic in our country. Quinones paints a picture of the heroin trade and opioid epidemic through myriad stories from addicts, law

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May 3, 2022

Employee’s Survival Guide to Change by Jeffrey Hiatt

A complete guide to surviving and thriving during organizational change. 

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May 3, 2022

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game is a science fiction story that contains lessons regarding wartime strategy, dealing with bullies or rivalries, friendship, and, most relevant to this recommendation, lessons on utilizing personnel differently depending on their own strengths and weaknesses.

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May 3, 2022

Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age by Timothy Clark

 Epic Change presents a strategic-level road map, along with tactical level tools, for the every-day needs of leaders who must respond to all types of adaptive challenge to remain competitive.

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May 3, 2022

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

This leadership book is laid out in an engaging and usable manner—a highly readable #1 New York Times Best Seller. The lessons are easy to understand and to apply (each chapter is centered on a combat story), and they are equally relevant to all service members, recruit through admiral.

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May 3, 2022

F(X) Leadership Unleashed by Thomas Narofsky

Recommended by a former MCPOCG who was focused on realigning our enlisted continuum, this selection focuses on core leadership principles.

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May 3, 2022

Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine

 Swain and Freiberger capture the communal spirit, the brilliance and blundering, the assortment of naivete, noble purpose and greed, and the inevitable transformation of all this into a major industry. 

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May 3, 2022

Fire on the Water by Robert Haddick

A key element of knowing our purpose is understanding how we fit into the broader global context. Robert Haddick’s Fire on the Water offers an enlightening view on China’s resurgence and how the U.S. should adjust its diplomatic, military and economic policies to promote long-term stability. Just one example of the dynamic challenges that come with