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The BEST William H. McRaven Books & Quotes of All Time

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Who Is William H. McRaven?

William H. McRaven (born November 6, 1955) is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) from August 8, 2011 to August 28, 2014. From 2015 to 2018, he was the chancellor of The University of Texas System and is the author of several books (see e.g., Make Your Bed). Learn more about William H. McRaven

The Best William H. McRaven Books of All Time

Why these best William H. McRaven books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best William H. McRaven books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by William H. McRaven that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best William H. McRaven books of all time...

Best William H. McRaven Books: Sea Stories
1. Sea Stories - William H. McRaven
My Life in Special Operations
Published 2019 // 352 pages // Rated 4.4 over 6,800 reviews on Goodreads
Best William H. McRaven Books: Make Your Bed
2. Make Your Bed - William H. McRaven (FREE Summary)
Little Things That Can Change Your Life... And Maybe the World
Make Your Bed became a best seller by breaking down how you can change your life and change the world into ten simple steps that start with simply making your bed - by former US Navy SEAL, Admiral William McRaven.
Published 2017 // 144 pages // Rated 4.0 over 88,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best William H. McRaven Books: Spec Ops
3. Spec Ops - William H. McRaven
Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice
Published 1996 // 432 pages // Rated 4.2 over 600 reviews on Goodreads
Best William H. McRaven Books: The Hero Code
4. The Hero Code - William H. McRaven
Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived
Published 2021 // 176 pages // Rated 4.3 over 1,500 reviews on Goodreads

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Arthur Worsley
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