The Leader’s Bookshelf [James Stavridis, R. Manning Ancell] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. For the last several years Adm. James Stavridis and his co-author, R. Manning Ancell, have surveyed over two hundred active and retired four-star military officers about their reading habits and favorite books Need a place to organize your books? Here’s a collection of 51 DIY bookshelf/bookcase plans and ideas that are look good and easy to build. .