My group and I considered running a combat/battle heavy campaign at one point because we weren't interested in a plot that was too involved. My immediate thought was to run to use the original Marvel Secret Wars as a template for the game. Never happened though. Maybe someday.Not a "book" per say, but I've found comics to be an amazing source of inspiration.
I went back to college in Fall of 2005. At that time you weren't allowed to use Wikipedia as a reference or citation for papers, when I graduated in 2010 it was almost expected.Wikipedia has made all of that obsolete,