Ohio National Guard News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (02-13-18) — Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, has updated his suggested reading list to enhance individuals’ professional development, with 22 additional titles addressing subjects including leadership, history and politics, and diversity and inclusion. These new titles join the adjutant general’s (TAG’s) initial recommended list of titles announced last year (available on the ONG Equal Opportunity / Diversity and Inclusion's web pages)

Points of contact to check out titles at state headquarters are Master Sgt. Michelle White, state equal employment manager, at 614-336-7245 or michelle.r.white40.mil@mail.mil; and Sgt. 1st Class Justin L. Douglas, assistant state equal employment manager and equal employment specialist, at 614-336-7497 or justin.l.douglas3.mil@mail.mil.

Diversity & Inclusion

  • On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, Alice Goffman, Picador, 2014

  • What Works: Gender Equality by Design, Iris Bohnet, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016

  • The American Sprit, David McCullough, Simon & Shuster, NY, 2017

  • The Road to Character, David Brooks, Random House, NY, 2015

  • Shooting Ghosts, Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (ret) & Finbar O’Reilly, Viking, NY 2017 (about the struggle with PTSD)


  • The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, Heifetz, Grashow & Linsky, Harvard Business Press, Boston, MA, 2009

  • Leadership on the Line, Heifetz & Linsky, Harvard Business Press, Boston, MA, 2002

  • The Generals, Winston Groom, National Geographic, Washington, DC, 2015

  • The Aviators, Winston Groom, National Geographic, Washington, DC, 2013

  • On War and Politics, Arnold Punaro & David Poyer, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2016

  • Grant, Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, NY, 2017

History, Politics & Miscellaneous Reading

  • Two Paths: America Divided or United, John R. Kasich, St. Martin’s Press, NY, 2017

  • The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, Graeme Wood, Random House, NY 2017

  • Mission Accomplished?, Peter Hahn, Oxford University Press, NY, 2012 (about US and Middle East politics)

  • Apollo 8, Jeffery Kluger, Henery Holt and Co., NY, 2017

  • Among the Headhunters, Robert Lyman, Da Capo Press, Boston, MW, 2016 (about World War II–The Hump)

  • Strangers in their Own Land, Arlie Russell Hochschild, The New Press, NY, 2016 (about the 2016 election)

  • Lights Out, Ted Koppel, Broadway Books, NY, 2015 (about cybersecurity)

  • Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling, Michael Cannell, Minotaur Books, NY, 2017

  • The End of College, Kevin Carey, Riverhead Books, NY, 2015 (about higher education in the future)

  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Adam Rutherford, The Experiment LLC, 2017 (about the DNA trail)

  • Everybody Lies, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Harper Collins, NY, 2017 (about big data; R-rated book)


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