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Titles reviewed in the Marine Corps League’s

Semper Fi Magazine

  1. The Devine Way, by Donald Harlin, Winter 2024, V80N01
  2. Tears of an Assassin, by DJ Power, Winter 2024, V80N01
  3. A Smoldering Wick, by Ron Brandon, Fall 2023, V79N4
  4. Shoot, Move, and Communicate, by Albert Dixon, Fall 2023, V79N4
  5. The Boxer Rebellion: Bluejackets and Marines in China, by Emily Abdow, Summer 2023, V79N3
  6. Commanding the Pacific: Marine Corps Generals in World War II, by Stephen R. Taaffe, Summer 2023, V79N3
  7. Traumas and Suicide Prevention For Warriors By Warriors, by Charles Wright, Spring 2023, V79N2
  8. The Haunted Garden: Poems of the Vietnam War, by Michael Closz, Spring 2023, V79N2
  9. Radioman: Twenty-Five Years in the Marine Corps: From Desert Storm to Operation Iraqi Freedom, by Andrew Hesterman & Robert Einaudi, Winter 2023, V79N1
  10. Lest We Forget, by Avery Chenoweth, Sr, Winter 2023, V79N1
  11. Marines, Medals and Vietnam by William L. Myers, Fall 2022, V78N4
  12. Sunrise at Sunset: Part 1: The Defender Series by BJ Barnes, Fall 2022, V78N4
  13. Semper Parents – Supporting Your Marine and Sharing the Journey by Mary Regner, Summer 2022, V78N3
  14. Military Transition for dummies by Angie Papple Johnston, Spring 2022, V78N2
  15. The War Years by Jay F. Johnson, Spring 2022, V78N2
  16. Tanks In Hell by Oscar Gilbert and Romain Cansiere, Spring 2022, V78N2
  17. The Life Experience of MGySgt John Ulus Irwin Jr USMC (Ret) by John Irwin Jr., Winter 2021, V78N1
  18. The Crucible by Christina Hadwin, Fall 2021, V77N4
  19. On Contested Shores from Marine Corps University Press Quantico, Virginia. Edited by Timothy Heck and B.A. Friedman
  20. Extraordinary Warriors by Christina Hadwin, Summer 2021, V77N3
  21. Green Side Out by Jay F. Johnson, Summer 2021, V77N3
  22. Devil’s Den: Marines War in Lebanon 1983 by David Brown LtCol/USMC (ret) – Spring 2021, V77N2
  23. Tracks: Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran by Clyde Hoch – Winter 2021, V77N1
  24. Iwo Jima’s Battlefield Promise by Charles Jones Col/USMC (ret) – Winter 2021, V77N1
  25. You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For by Kyle Carpenter and Don Yaeger – Fall 2020, V76N4
  26. Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days taht Changed the World by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss – Fall 2020, V76N4
  27. A Quiet Cadence by Mark Treanor – Summer 2020, V76N3
  28. We’ll All Die As Marines: One Marine’s Journey from Private to Colonel  by Jim Bathurst Col/USMC (ret) – Summer 2020, V76N3
  29. War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II by Robin Hutton – Spring 2020, V76N2
  30. Time In The Barrel: A Marine’s Account of the Battle for Con Thien by James P. Coan – Spring 2020, V76N2
  31. A Plains Indian Warrior’s Story: Hethu’shka Washoeshay by Hollis D. Stabler – Winter 2020, V76N1
  32. Excitement!: “Shot At And Missed” by Bob Lonn – Winter 2020, V76N1
  33. Ten Stars – The African American Journey of Gary Cooper – Marine General, Diplomat, Businessman, and Politician by Kendal Weaver – Fall 2019, V75N4
  34. The Spirit of Semper Fidelis – “Reflections From the Bottom of an Old Canteen Cup” by Rick Spooner Maj/USMC (ret) – Fall 2019, V75N4
  35. The Warrior Code by Tee Marie Hanible GySgt/USMC (ret) w/Denene Millner – Summer 2019, V75N3
  36. Echo in Ramadi by Scott A. Huesing – Summer 2019, V75N3
  37. Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service by Gary Sinise – Spring 2019, V75N2
  38. Bones Of My Grandfather: Reclaiming A Lost Hero of World War II by Clay Bonnyman Evans (Grandson of Medal of Honor recipient Lt Alexander Bonnyman) – Spring 2019, V75N2
  39. Leadership: Achieving Life-Changing Success from Within by 14th SMMC Alford L. McMichael, SgtMaj/USMC (ret) – Winter 2019, V75N1
  40. Two Flags Over Iwo Jima by Eric Hammel – Winter 2019, V75N1
  41. Pearl Harbor’s Hidden Heroes: 18 Medals of Honor Awarded for Bravery in the Hawaiian Islands During World War II: 1941, 1942, and 1945 by Charles A. Jones – Summer 2018, V74N3
  42. The Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot: Flying the H-34 Helicopter in Vietnam for the United States Marine Corps by Bill Collier – Summer 2018, V74N3
  43. Tribe by Sebastian Junger – Spring 2018, V74N2
  44. Syllables of Rain by D.S Lliteras – Spring 2018, V74N2
  45. Goodnight Marines by David R. Dixon – Winter 2018, V74N1
  46. Twenty-Two on Peleliu by George Peto with Peter Margaritis – Winter 2018, V74N1

Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Professional Reading List:


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Other great titles to consider:

  1. Invisible Scars by Bard P. Billings Ph.D.
  2. The Healing Power of the Breath by Richard P. Brown MD and Patricia L Gerbarg MD
  3. Underdogs by Aaron B. O’Connell
  4. Gunny’s Rules by R. Lee Ermey
  5. The Last Zero Fighter by Dan King
  6. A Tomb Called Iwo Jima by Dan King
  7. Fire From The Sky by Richard Knott
  8. Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley & Ron Powers
  9. Al Gray, Marine, The Early Years, 1950 – 1967 Vol. 1 by Scott Laidig
  10. Failing Forward by John Maxwell
  11. The 5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell
  12. Leadership Gold by John Maxwell
  13. 21 Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell