Naval War College Review

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Reflections on Reading


John E. Jackson


The motto of the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program (CNO-PRP) is “Read to be ready.” To encourage sailors at all levels to read books of consequence, lending libraries have been established on board every ship and squadron and on every major shore facility. The CNO-PRP is a pro- fessional reading program, not a simple list of books intended to be read for relaxation and entertainment.