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Titles reviewed in the Marine Corps League’s

Semper Fi Magazine:

  1. War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II by Robin Hutton – Spring 2020, V76N2
  2. Time In The Barrel: A Marine’s Account of the Battle for Con Thien by James P. Coan – Spring 2020, V76N2
  3. A Plains Indian Warrior’s Story: Hethu’shka Washoeshay by Hollis D. Stabler – Winter 2020, V76N1
  4. Excitement!: “Shot At And Missed” by Bob Lonn – Winter 2020, V76N1
  5. Ten Stars – The African American Journey of Gary Cooper – Marine General, Diplomat, Businessman, and Politician by Kendal Weaver – Fall 2019, V75N4
  6. The Spirit of Semper Fidelis – “Reflections From the Bottom of an Old Canteen Cup” by Rick Spooner Maj/USMC (ret) – Fall 2019, V75N4
  7. The Warrior Code by Tee Marie Hanible GySgt/USMC (ret) w/Denene Millner – Summer 2019, V75N3
  8. Echo in Ramadi by Scott A. Huesing – Summer 2019, V75N3
  9. Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service by Gary Sinise – Spring 2019, V75N2
  10. 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
  11. Leadership: Achieving Life-Changing Success from Within by 14th SMMC Alford L. McMichael, SgtMaj/USMC (ret) – Winter 2019, V75N1
  12. Two Flags Over Iwo Jima by Eric Hammel – Winter 2019, V75N1
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Tribe by Sebastian Junger – Spring 2018, V74N2
  16. Syllables of Rain by D.S Lliteras – Spring 2018, V74N2
  17. Goodnight Marines by David R. Dixon – Winter 2018, V74N1
  18. Twenty-Two on Peleliu by George Peto with Peter Margaritis – Winter 2018, V74N1

titles in the commandant of the marine corps’ Professional reading list (ALMAR 015/17):

  1. Leading Marines (MCWP 6-10) by USMC
  2. Sustaining the Transformation (MCTP 6-10A) by USMC
  3. Warfighting (MCDP 1) by USMC
  4. First to Fight by Victor H. Krulak
  5. A World in Disarray by Richard Haas
  6. Legacy by James Kerr
  7. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
  8. Battle Cry by Leon Uris
  9. Corps Values by Zell Miller
  10. I’m Staying with My Boys by Jim Proser & Jerry Cutter
  11. My Men Are My Heroes by Brad Kasal & Nathanial Helms
  12. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  13. Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
  14. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
  15. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
  16. Rifleman Dodd by C. S. Forester
  17. The Last Stand of Fox Company by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
  18. The Marines of Monford Point by Melton McLaurin
  19. Chesty by Jon Hoffman
  20. The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield
  21. On Call in Hell by Richard Jadick
  22. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  23. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  24. With The Old Breed Eugene B. Sledge
  25. What It is Like To Go To War by Karl Marlantes
  26. Maneuver Warfare by John Galvni and Richard Hooker
  27. Fields of Fire by James Webb
  28. At The Waters Edge by Theodore Gatchel
  29. The Defense of Hill 781 by James McDonough
  30. Resilience by Eric Greitens
  31. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  32. The Defense of Duffers Drift by Ernest Swinton
  33. Battle Leadership by Adolf Von Schell
  34. Ghost Fleet by P. W. Singer & August Cole
  35. We Were Soldiers Once and Young by Harold (Hal) Moore & Joseph Galloway
  36. On Killing by Dave Grossman
  37. Left and Bang by Patrick Van Horne & Jason Riley
  38. The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan
  39. Attacks by Erwin Rommel
  40. Black Hearts by Jim Frederick
  41. Into The Tiger’s Jaw by Frank Petersen & J Alfred Phelps
  42. War Made New by Max Boot
  43. Curious by Ian Leslie
  44. Forgotten Warriors by T. X. Hammes
  45. Maneuver Warfare Handbook by William Lind
  46. Assault From The Sea by Merrill Bartlett
  47. The Starfish and The Spider by Ori Brafman & Rod Beckstrom
  48. Neptunes Inferno by James Hornfischer
  49. Out of The Mountains by David Kilcullen
  50. American Spartans by James Warren
  51. The Changing Face of War by Martin Van Creveld
  52. This Kind of War by T. R. Fehrenbach
  53. Leading Change by John Kotter
  54. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  55. Leading Up by Michael Useem
  56. Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
  57. The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
  58. Command Culture by Jorg Muth
  59. Defeat Into Victory by William Slim
  60. Just and Unjust Wars by Michael Walzer
  61. Military Innovation in The Interwar Period by Williamson Murray & Allan Millett
  62. The Warriors by J. Glenn Gray
  63. The Utility of Force by Rupert Smith
  64. Teams of Teams by Stanley McChrystal & Tantum Collins
  65. Countdown To Zero Day by Kim Zetter
  66. After The Prophet by Lesley Hazelton
  67. Monsoon by Robert Kaplan
  68. Cobra II by Michael Gordon & Bernard Trainor
  69. The Blitzkrieg Legend by Karl-Heinz Frieser
  70. Storming The City by Alec Wahlman
  71. The Mind of War by Grant Hammond
  72. The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil
  73. No Bended Knee by Merrill Twining
  74. The Face of Battle by John Keegan
  75. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  76. On Combat by Dave Grossman
  77. Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
  78. The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
  79. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
  80. Another Bloody Century by Colin Gray
  81. Assignment Pentagon by Perry Smith & Daniel Gerstein
  82. Dereliction of Duty by H. R. McMaster
  83. Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger
  84. Little Book of Economics by Greg Ip
  85. Supreme Command by Eliot Cohen
  86. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  87. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton
  88. The Landmark Thucydides by Robert Strassler
  89. Every War Must End by Fred Ikle
  90. The Soldier and The State by Samuel Huntington
  91. Strategy by Lawrence Freedman
  92. Treasury’s War by Juan Zarate
  93. Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-1945 by Barbara Tuchman

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