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The Bookshelf @ Grounded Curiosity

By The Cove February 19, 2020

The Junior Officer Book Shelf (now 'The Bookshelf' in Grounded Curiosity) contains book reviews for junior officers by junior officers. Its purpose is twofold:

Firstly, junior officers are often overwhelmed with reading lists provided by commanders and peers alike with books they simply must read; however, these lists rarely state why the books should be read. All the reviews on the Junior Officer Book Shelf include lessons learnt or highlight themes reinforced that the reviewer will take away as a junior Officer.

Secondly, it is a place where junior officers can work on their writing and analytical skills through the submission of reviews to like minded peers who will edit and publish their work. The website is run by junior officers for the development of junior officers, That said, any leader, regardless of rank, can openly read the published reviews and expand their personal libraries as they wish.



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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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