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SOFREP Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading

You’ve been asking for book recommendations so we put our heads together and came up with a good starter list. Some of these are core SOF reads and some of them, well, they’ll surprise you just a little bit.

Jack Murphy’s List

Special Forces

War Story, by Jim Morris

Across the Fence, by John Stryker Meyer


Black Hawk Down, by Mark Bowden

Team Reaper, by Nick Irving

Delta Force

Inside Delta Force, by Eric Haney

Delta Force, by Charlie Beckwith

Kill Bin Laden, by Dalton Fury


Killer Elite, by Michael Smith

Secret Warriors, by Steven Emerson

Brandon Webb’s List

The Tree of Knowledge, by Humbertor Maturana & Francisco Varela

Tortilla Flat, by John Steinbeck

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

Lord of The Rings, by Tolkien

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson

With Winning in Mind, by Lanny Basham

Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice, by Adm. William H. McRaven

The Man Who Declared War Against America, by Yossef Bodansky

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

Caravans, by James Michener