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Art of War, Sun Tzu Very classic, you can read it to tell people that you've read it, but it also shows truths. I read it while George W. was invading Iraq and found it fascinating how relevant it was.
Taekwondo, Park Park and Gerard Textbook for all tkd students. This is invaluable as you go through all the coloured belt rankings. A good reference for WTF patterns.
The Tao of Jeet Kune Do This is actually the only book Bruce Lee wrote although there are other works attributed to him.
A Book of 5 Rings, Miyamoto Musashi The greatest Japanese swordsman of all time. A good but short treatise on battle. Insightful, and if you get a decent annoted version it will tell much of his interesting life.
Tao te Ching, Lau Tzu Classic Taoist philosophy. A slow read but good. One of "the 5 Chinese classics".
The Holy Man, Susan Trott 20th century version of Taoist philosophy. An excellent gem.
Qi Gong for Health and Martial Arts, Dr Yang, Jwing Ming Contains complete forms, excellent for beginning to understand training your qi (pronounce chi, aka ki)