The list author says: "This is a reading list I have I started over 20 years ago. It comes from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. I have read all but 5 or 6 of the books. The ones I have not read are no longer available, or at least not for what I am willing to pay for them. I have kept the majority of the original books on the list. I have deleted those I thought were not that important or were redundant. I have also added other books that I think should be on the list but were not originally on the list. This is List #5 US Civil War."