As the blog entry notes, everyone does intelligence reading lists. (Including, three years ago, Best Defense.) But I like the list offered by "Sources and Methods" because it purposely focuses on unusual picks.
Meantime, one of the regular readers (and commenters) on this blog suggests that we compile a reading list for aliens about human life on Earth. What would be the top 10 books on that list?
(HT to DM)
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.