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LBJ Professor Francie Ostrower presents research at the 2018 ARNOVA Conference in Austin Nov. 15-17.
Adm. William McRaven (Illustration by Jillian Tamaki, New York Times)

Adm. William McRaven, former University of Texas System chancellor, retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and LBJ School professor in national security, talked with the New York Times about what he likes to read, books that have influenced him, great literary characters and heroes, books he'd recommend to young recruits and what he thinks should be presidential required reading.

The author of Make Your Bed and, most recently, Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations says All Quiet on the Western Front is the one book that best "captures the nature of a soldier."