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The Red Teamer’s Bookshelf (2013 Edition)

Yes, it’s time once again for a new version of The Red Teamer’s Bookshelf. This year’s list is a nice mix of old and new from a variety of contributors. Previous editions remain useful as well (2009 and 2012). (Note that we’ll keep comments on as long as everyone plays nice, and be sure to check the previous editions before suggesting a new title.)

Anderson, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2013).

Arquilla, Insurgents, Raiders, and Bandits: How Masters of Irregular Warfare Have Shaped Our World (2011).

Betts and Mahnken (editors), Paradoxes of Strategic Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel (2003).

Blum, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet (2012).

Chabris and Simons, The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us (2010).

Cherkashin, Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer (2004).

Clausewitz, On War (1832).

Dungeons & Dragons, “White Box” Edition. (Why is this non-book in the list? According to the contributor, it’s useful for understanding how to role-play adversaries.)

Dunnigan, How to Make War (originally published in 1982).

Hadnagy, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking (2010).

Harden, Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West (2012).

Healey, A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012 (2013).

Jenkins, When Armies Divide: The Security of Nuclear Arsenals During Revolts, Coups, and Civil Wars (2013).

Jomini, The Art of War (1838).

Jones and Silberzahn, Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001 (2013).

Liddell-Hart, Strategy (1941).

Machiaveli, The Prince (1532).

Mure, Master of Deception: Tangled Webs in London and the Middle East (1980).

Peters, Lines of Fire: A Renegade Writes on Strategy, Intelligence, and Security (2011).

Scarne, Scarne on Cards (1949).

Schmidt and Cohen, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business (2013).

Scoble and Israel, Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data, and the Future of Privacy (2013).

Silver, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Failbut Some Don’t (2012).

Smith, The Utility of Force (2008).

Suarez, Kill Decision (2013).

Strategy and Tactics (magazine).

Vegetius, De Re Militari (Concerning Military Affairs), (~383–450, first printed edition 1473).

Wing (translator), The Art of Strategy: A New Translation of Sun Tzu’s Classic The Art of War (1988).