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Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, released his 2013 reading list on 1 February.

Here is the list:
"Hat in the Ring: The Birth of American Air Power in the Great War" by Bert Frandsen
"West with the Night" by Beryl Markham
"The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy" by David Hoffman
"Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942" by Daniel Ford
"Leading With Honor" by Lee Ellis
"Dressmaker of Khair Khana" by Gayle Lemmon
"The Sovereignty Solution" by Anna Simons, Joe McGraw, and Duane Lauchengco
"I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen" by Col Wolfgang Samuel
"Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight" by Chris Dubbs and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom
"Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda" by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker
"China Airborne" by James Fallows
"Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell
"No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn" by Charles Kupchan
"Need, Speed, and Greed" by Vijay Vaitheeswaran

The list also included movies, artwork, and music selections. Notably absent on the list: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.