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Titles reviewed in the Marine Corps League’s

Semper Fi Magazine:

  1. Into Helmand with the Walking Dead: A Story of Marine Corps Combat in Afghanistan  by Miles Vining & Kevin Schranz – Summer 2021, V77N3
  2. Extraordinary Warriors by Christina Hadwin, Summer 2021, V77N3
  3. Devil’s Den: Marines War in Lebanon 1983 by David Brown LtCol/USMC (ret) – Spring 2021, V77N2
  4. Tracks: Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran by Clyde Hoch – Winter 2021, V77N1
  5. Iwo Jima’s Battlefield Promise by Charles Jones Col/USMC (ret) – Winter 2021, V77N1
  6. You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For by Kyle Carpenter and Don Yaeger – Fall 2020, V76N4
  7. 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
  8. A Quiet Cadence by Mark Treanor – Summer 2020, V76N3
  9. We’ll All Die As Marines: One Marine’s Journey from Private to Colonel  by Jim Bathurst Col/USMC (ret) – Summer 2020, V76N3
  10. War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II by Robin Hutton – Spring 2020, V76N2
  11. Time In The Barrel: A Marine’s Account of the Battle for Con Thien by James P. Coan – Spring 2020, V76N2
  12. A Plains Indian Warrior’s Story: Hethu’shka Washoeshay by Hollis D. Stabler – Winter 2020, V76N1
  13. Excitement!: “Shot At And Missed” by Bob Lonn – Winter 2020, V76N1
  14. Ten Stars – The African American Journey of Gary Cooper – Marine General, Diplomat, Businessman, and Politician by Kendal Weaver – Fall 2019, V75N4
  15. The Spirit of Semper Fidelis – “Reflections From the Bottom of an Old Canteen Cup” by Rick Spooner Maj/USMC (ret) – Fall 2019, V75N4
  16. The Warrior Code by Tee Marie Hanible GySgt/USMC (ret) w/Denene Millner – Summer 2019, V75N3
  17. Echo in Ramadi by Scott A. Huesing – Summer 2019, V75N3
  18. Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service by Gary Sinise – Spring 2019, V75N2
  19. 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
  20. Leadership: Achieving Life-Changing Success from Within by 14th SMMC Alford L. McMichael, SgtMaj/USMC (ret) – Winter 2019, V75N1
  21. Two Flags Over Iwo Jima by Eric Hammel – Winter 2019, V75N1
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Tribe by Sebastian Junger – Spring 2018, V74N2
  25. Syllables of Rain by D.S Lliteras – Spring 2018, V74N2
  26. Goodnight Marines by David R. Dixon – Winter 2018, V74N1
  27. 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