15 Fighters: Team Library Essential Reading

What books must you have to train, entertain, and inspire the team?

Links are helpful.

46 responses to “15 Fighters: Team Library Essential Reading

  1. Berglander

    Gates of Fire.

  2. robroysimmons

    “Victoria” by William Lind, an easy fun read. Details Lind’s theories on 4GW which entail the individual and population as they transfer their loyalties away from the centralized state. It’s a lot more entertaining than my description.

  3. King James Holy Bible

    • King James Holy Bible

      Douay-Rheims Holy Bible

      “… There are many ways King James and his stooges deceitfully change sacred scripture. But, they fit in four general categories. First, is to reject the validity of whole books of sacred scripture. I go into this better little further along in this article. Second, they reject the ancient teaching and writing of Fathers o f the church, on sacred scripture and true meaning. These heretic try to negate their important by the theory of private interpretation of scripture. Which is [strictly] against the teaching of the Bible and Christ Church. (Sec. Peter 1:20)

      ‘Understanding that no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation’

      Third, these heretics perverted scripture by changing the very texts. (The word of God) By adding or Subtracting to change or diminish the meaning here and [there] for their purposes. Fourth, is to make corrupt and false translations for they maintenance of their corrupt believes.

      The original 1611 King James venison had over 30,000 mistakes most of which have been corrected of these changes and bad translations. That many errors show a design and plan. Because it hard for 54 scholars to miss up that many times by accident. Either it was on purpose or they were 54 of the most incompetent scholars in history and they had no business even trying to translate the Bible. Here is a small listing of only few of them. They are thousands more. This author has found over 4,823 examples, [although] I humble admit I have not even begun to scratch the surfaces. Here is a small list of a few:

      Luke 1:28

      ( King James Version) Hail, “thou that art highly favored,”our Lord is with thee

      (Should Be) Hail “full of grace,” our Lord is with thee.

      Genesis 3:15

      (King James Version) “Its” shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt “bruise his heel.”

      (Should Be) “She” shall bruise thy head in pieces and “thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.”

      James 5:16

      (King James Version)”Confess” your “faults,”

      (Should Be) Confess,” therefore, your “sins” one to another

      Corinthians 9:5

      (King James Version) Instead of “woman”, they translate “wife” here also

      (Should Be) Have not we power to lead about a “woman”, a sister

      Acts 20:28

      (King James Version) Where in the Holy Ghost hath made you “overseers, to feed the church” of God

      (should Be) Take need to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you “bishops to rule the church” of God

      Matthew 11:10

      (King James Version) Instead of “angel” they say “messenger”

      (should Be) For this is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send mine “angle” before thy face.

      1 Timothy 9:14

      (King James Version)For the word “graces” they say “gift” and ” presbytery” the Greek word rather than the English word, “priesthood

      (should Be) Neglect not the “graces” that is in thee, which is given thee by prophesy, with imposition of the hands of “priesthood.”

      1 Timothy 3:8

      (King James Version) Likewise must the “deacons” be “grave”

      (should Be) “Deacons” in like manner “chaste,” not double-tongued

      James 5:14

      (King James Version) Elders for “priests” here also

      (should Be) Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the “priests” of the church, and let them pray over him

      Acts 15:2

      ( King James Version) The “priest” they say her also “elders”

      (should Be) They appointed that Paul and Barnabas should go up and certain other of the rest, to the apostles and “priests” unto Jerusalem.

      Genesis 47:31

      ( King James Version) And “Israel bowed himself upon” the bed’s head

      (should Be) “Israel adored God, turning to “the bed’s head.

      Romans 11:4

      (King James Version)I have left me seven thousand men that have not bowed their knees to “the image of” Baal

      (should Be) I have left me seven thousand men that have not bowed their knees to Baal

      Genesis 37:35

      ( King James Version) I will go down into the “grave”

      (should Be) I will go down to my son into “hell” mourning

      Genesis 42:38

      (King James Version) For “hell” they also say “grave”

      (should Be) You will bring down my grey hair with sorrow unto “hell”

      3 King 2:6,9

      (King James Version) “To the grave

      (should Be) Unto “hell”

      Hosea 6:14

      ( King James Version) O death, I will be thy “plagues;” O “grave”, I will be thy destruction

      (should Be) O death, I will be thy death; I will be thy sting, O “hell”

      2 Timothy 4:8

      (King James Version) For “justice” they translate to righteousness and for a “just Judge” they say a righteous judge

      (should Be) Concerning the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of “just ice,” which our Lord will render to me in that day, a just Judge

      1 Timothy 5: 17

      (King James Version) “Elders” also in this Bible

      (should Be) The “priests” that rule will, let them be esteemed worthy of double honor

      1 Timothy 5:19

      (King James Version) Instead of “priest” they put “elder”

      (should Be) Against a “priest” receive not accusation

      Psalm 6:5

      (King James Version) In the grave, who shall give thee thanks?

      (should Be) But in “hell”, who shall confess to thee?…


    • King James
      Allegory should fess up and admit he is Guy Faulks. He just hates the real 2nd commandment cause he loves his idol worship. He thinks false scholarship suffices for a modern version of the gunpowder plot of 1605.
      Can we move on?

  4. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

  5. Bonaventure

    Oops… wrong link.

    This one is GTG; https://tinyurl.com/y6p4jh28

    • Bonaventure

      Checking through my bookshelf, a few more to add:

      Story of Civilization by Will Durant.
      The Civil War by Shelby Foote.
      The March of Democracy by James Truslow Adams.
      The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon.
      The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer.
      A History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill
      Transport Process and Unit Operations by Christie Geankoplis.

  6. – A Failure of Civility, J. Lawson/M. Garand
    – The Tiger’s Way, H. J. Poole
    – The Last Hundred Yards, H. J. Poole
    – Strategic Rifleman, H. J. Poole
    – How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
    – Ultimate Navigation Manual, Lyle Brotherton
    – US Army FM 21 26, Map Reading & Land Navigation, 1987 version
    – The Theme is Freedom, M. Stanton Evans – The Bible
    – The Warrior Ethos, Steven Pressfield
    – Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield
    – US Army Special Forces Small Unit Tactics Handbook, Paul D. LeFavor
    – Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills (Second Edition), Reader’s Digest
    – Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct
    Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, Sally Fallon
    – A Complete Study Guide for Technician, General, Extra Class Ham Radio
    Exams, Joseph Lumpkin
    – Communications For 3%ers and Survivalists, Sparks31
    – Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, by Abigail R.
    – The Foxfire Book by Eliot Wigginton (and following, the complete series) – Stay in the Fight! Warriors Guide to the Combat Pistol, by SGM (Ret) Kyle
    E. Lamb

    • mplsoldguy

      Thanks for the PDF link

    • Johnny Paratrooper

      Yes, god forbid the post-ww3 northern hemisphere is destroyed and the future is 7 foot tall black inbred retards named uncle mohammed who eat petite white women for breakfast and play games all day.

      Also, noone can read or write.

      They also have no understanding of tech or history.

      A future gone. Destroyed by ignorant left wing lazy white women. (Farnham’s wife)

      Indeed a good boog.

  7. John Stanley

    The book “A Failure of Civility” can still be found. Be sure to shop-around, though, since I’ve seen a wide variety of price points for new or gently-used editions.

    Those who’ve read it might even go so-far as to recommend buying TWO (2) copies, since it is a large “Perfect Bound” paperback book, and, while the content is superb, the gluing in the spine of these books doesn’t hold up to heavy usage. I wore one book-out, without having abused it.

    The book is written by two experienced military men with the intention of getting a neighborhood full of untrained folks up-to-speed on TTP’s needed to keep a lid on their own home ground. It explains concepts clearly, sometimes with photos, and without burying the reader in too much military jargon.

    The idea is similar to a couple of advisers showing up in a small community of friendlies who are going to need to get their act together to effectively face a looming threat from marauding hordes during a societal collapse.

    As has often been pointed out on this blog, if a large number of bad guys is pressing a complex attack, one family defending a conventionally-constructed American home is a fantasy.

    No, “it takes a village,” and a village that’s prepared, set-up for defense, and organized in such a manner as to allow life to go-on, including activities such as sleeping & eating, while effectively keeping the wolves away.

    Highly recommended.

  8. The Green River Killer.

  9. Small Unit Leadership.

    The Power of Habit. Mostly a business book but the applied lessons are immeasurable. And the examples given are personal life examples.

  10. SW Richmond

    Patrick Henry arguing vehemently, and correctly, against Virginia’s ratification of the new Constitution. He and George Mason so badly bludgeoned the statist Madison at this convention that Madison agreed, also at this convention, to introduce a Bill of Rights. Henry opposed ratification anyway.


    “The honorable gentleman who presides told us that, to prevent abuses in our government, we will assemble in Convention, recall our delegated powers, and punish our servants for abusing the trust reposed in them. O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone; and you have no longer an aristocratical, no longer a democratical spirit. Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all? You read of a riot act in a country which is called one of the freest in the world, where a few neighbors cannot assemble without the risk of being shot by a hired soldiery, the engines of despotism. We may see such an act in America.”

    “Let me here call your attention to that part which gives the Congress power “to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States — reserving to the states, respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.” By this, sir, you see that their control over our last and best defence is unlimited. If they neglect or refuse to discipline or arm our militia, they will be useless: the states can do neither — this power being exclusively given to Congress. The power of appointing officers over men not disciplined or armed is ridiculous; so that this pretended little remains of power left to the states may, at the pleasure of Congress, be rendered nugatory. Our situation will be deplorable indeed”

    “This Constitution is said to have beautiful features; but when I come to examine these features, sir, they appear to me horribly frightful.”

  11. Garry F. Owen, Trooper

    “Victoria” by Lind has been hyped here at WRSA, so I bought it. Great for war gaming scenarios, too generalized to be realistic. Similar to the concepts of generational groupings, the scenarios overlook the diversity within certain areas of the country.
    I doubt that the minority youth (neither urban, nor urbane) in my AO are going to go along easily with Whitey when the unpleasantness comes. There’s a hard blue streak that runs right through the middle of my southeastern state.
    “Art of War” is not just a great business text. Know yourself and know your enemies.

  12. War of the Flea.
    Bear went over the Mountain.


    • Berglander

      “The Other Side of the Mountain” may be more applicable to our side. Les Grau is a boring author-you don’t get any extraneous information-but you get the important elements in a very simple manner.

      • Berg lander, you are correct. ” other side of the mountain” sorry, was looking at a book by Bear G, when I penned that.

        Forest Brothers.
        Blood Year.
        Rise and decline of the state.
        History of Stradegy.
        The Transformation of war.
        Combat tracking.
        Counterinsurgency warefare
        Irish republican manual of guerrilla warefare.
        Total resistance.
        Left of bang
        The coming anarchy.
        Internment and resettlement operations.
        Light infantry tactics.
        Art of war.
        Forth turning.
        Sven pillars of wisdom.
        A book of five rings.
        Sucess and leadership principles for the modern world.
        On war.
        Counterinsurgency in modern warfare.
        Black book of communism.
        The future of war.
        Small wars manual.
        Improvised munitions handbook.
        All of Pooles writings.
        Total resistance.
        SF guerrilla warefare manual.
        Green eyes black rifles.

        Oregon’s Best Fishing Waters.

        That should keep ya busy. Just went thru one of my shelves.


  13. mplsoldguy

    “Let’s Get Well” Adelle Davis

  14. dmv gringo

    As Wind in Dry Grass

    In the Valley of Dying Stars

  15. Berglander

    Oh yeah, Mein Kampf is a good one.

    • NorthGunner

      Definitely recommend the Stalag edition by Ostara Publications.
      Also recommend the following books by M.S. King:
      The BAD War: The Truth NEVER Taught About World War 2

      Planet Rothschild Vols. 1&2

      Interview with Hitler – An Educational Parody

      The British Mad Dog – Debunking the Myth of Winston Churchill

      These,and more can be found at Mike’s website – tomatobubble.com

      North Gunn error – The Truth Is It’s OWN Defense!

  16. Can’t believe this one isn’t on the list yet. Also, can’t believe it’s still available via Amazon. – https://www.amazon.com/Resistance-Tyranny-Joseph-P-Martino/dp/1450574289

  17. SAS Survival Handbook by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman (Author) and The Survival Handbook in Association with the Royal Marines Commandos
    by Colin Towell (Author)

  18. Johnny Paratrooper

    “The Story of Our Civilization” by Will Durant.

    An 11 part series written in the late 30’s and early 50’s.

    The writers use words like “And we know how the Mohammedans Responded”

    Implying Islam is a trash cult of rabid warrior rapists and control freaks.

    Because, you know, the 1950’s was different.

    Way different.

    • Johnny paratrooper

      I believe that it is fairly written.

      And is an easy read as well.

  19. The bartenders bible

  20. DTG has some great ones; here are my additions, in no particular order:

    “Nuclear War Survival Skills” by Cresson H. Kearney
    “Lucifer’s Hammer” by Niven and Pournelle
    “Lord of Light” by Roger Zelazny
    Storey’s “Country Skills”
    WEB Griffin’s “The Corps” Series
    “American Betrayal” by Diana West
    “Transmitter Hunting” by Moell and Curlee (dated, but still worth the money)

    Lots of others worth reading, but these are a few to get started

  21. Berglander

    “The Way of Men” and “Becoming a Barbarian,” by Jack Donovan.

  22. Grey Ghost

    .mil manuals (all above and more) especially the HUMINT manual if you can find it.
    “Fry the Brain”
    “The Twelve Apostles”
    Your favorite Reloading Manual and Applied Ballistics
    “The Anti-Federalist Papers”
    Matt Bracken’s books
    “Wildwood Wisdom”
    Pistol and Rifle books by MG
    “Dr Mary’s Monkey”
    In Love and War – Adm Stockdale

  23. Marine Guidebook Of Essential Subjects

    FM 7-8 Infantry Rifle platoon & Squad


    FM 3-22.9 M-16 series rifles and Basic Rifle marksmanship


    FM 3-25.26 Map Reading & Land Navigation


    SH 21-76 USArmy Ranger Handbook 2006


    {I recommend this, the last update before the Army made Rangers a coed MOS. – A.}

    FM 31-21 Guerrilla Warfare and Special Operations


    SOE Partisan Leader’s Handbook

    American College of Emergency Physicians First Aid Manual


    {This is a $20 1st-rate manual available for download, FREE. You’re a 1st-rate fool if you don’t. ACEP would rather give everyone the info than get rich. Get it.– A.}

    Tactical Combat Casualty Care


    FM 21-76 Survival


    This is the bare minimum list for a small group, not a comprehensive library.
    This is the foundation level. Everything else builds on this.
    I defer to the radiohead SMEs like NCScout/Brushbeater and Sparks31 for the ideal HAM and radio guides, which I would also include, but not having my ticket yet, that’s their field of expertise.
    I don’t think you’ll go far wrong with including
    Radio Operator’s Handbook


    in your list of introductory books, with a focus on mastering the basics in Chapter 5, which anyone using a radio should be capable of mastering.

    And FM 21-76 is only the starting point for individual survival.
    Everybody should be bringing some personal skillset to group survival, but that and the generic homesteading stuff isn’t germane to the “15 Fighters” concept as outlined. Obviously it’ll be more important for long-term survival and thrival.

    And even if you’re too old and brokedick (and I say that with no malice, just recognition of reality) to run and gun anymore, you should still be familiar with all of the above, the better to understand what you can or might provide to those who’re still in the fight, in your role as a useful member of the auxiliary, rather than being just another useless eater. Recall that the best intelligence platforms are the very old and the very young, precisely because they appear fairly non-threatening compared to military-age males to every OPFOR, including our own guys, since forever.

    Anybody in that latter category should be pounding the books on medical, signals, intelligence, and logistical subjects, like finance, feeding (which starts at the table and goes all the way back to farming, ranching, hunting, gathering, preserving, and storing food), sheltering, supply, warehousing/caching, transportation (from on-foot to mule-train to any vehicle you can imagine),etc. ad infinitum.

    Shit goes down, the only way out of the outfit is to die. Otherwise, you’re on the payroll. Pull your weight, one way or another.

    Take a look at the various MOS branches in Big Green, the USArmy.

    If they need it, you probably will too, for almost every one of those subsets. Anybody that can do something on that list is useful to you and yours, including the people outside of that the provide the raw materials to make the rest of it possible.

    Groups that do this survive and can succeed.
    The others, who didn’t get this, are marked with little piles of bones where they came up short.

  24. Dan in Ohio

    “A Rifleman went to War” by Herbert W. McBride.
    “Shots fired in Anger” by Col. John George.
    “War is a Racket” by MG Smedly Butler ( two time Medal of Honor winner).

  25. 15 fighters- perimeter security

    i have triple layers.

    the only way in here is by helicopter or parachute.

    should be considered in the series.