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Titles reviewed in the Marine Corps League’s

Semper Fi Magazine

  1. Military Transition for dummies by Angie Papple Johnston, Summer 2022, V78N3
  2. The War Years by Jay F. Johnson, Summer 2022, V78N3
  3. Tanks In Hell by Oscar Gilbert and Romain Cansiere, Spring 2022, V78N2
  4. The Life Experience of MGySgt John Ulus Irwin Jr USMC (Ret) by John Irwin Jr., Winter 2021, V78N1
  5. The Crucible by Christina Hadwin, Fall 2021, V77N4
  6. On Contested Shores from Marine Corps University Press Quantico, Virginia. Edited by Timothy Heck and B.A. Friedman
  7. Extraordinary Warriors by Christina Hadwin, Summer 2021, V77N3
  8. Green Side Out by Jay F. Johnson, Summer 2021, V77N3
  9. Devil’s Den: Marines War in Lebanon 1983 by David Brown LtCol/USMC (ret) – Spring 2021, V77N2
  10. Tracks: Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran by Clyde Hoch – Winter 2021, V77N1
  11. Iwo Jima’s Battlefield Promise by Charles Jones Col/USMC (ret) – Winter 2021, V77N1
  12. You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For by Kyle Carpenter and Don Yaeger – Fall 2020, V76N4
  13. 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
  14. A Quiet Cadence by Mark Treanor – Summer 2020, V76N3
  15. We’ll All Die As Marines: One Marine’s Journey from Private to Colonel  by Jim Bathurst Col/USMC (ret) – Summer 2020, V76N3
  16. War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II by Robin Hutton – Spring 2020, V76N2
  17. Time In The Barrel: A Marine’s Account of the Battle for Con Thien by James P. Coan – Spring 2020, V76N2
  18. A Plains Indian Warrior’s Story: Hethu’shka Washoeshay by Hollis D. Stabler – Winter 2020, V76N1
  19. Excitement!: “Shot At And Missed” by Bob Lonn – Winter 2020, V76N1
  20. Ten Stars – The African American Journey of Gary Cooper – Marine General, Diplomat, Businessman, and Politician by Kendal Weaver – Fall 2019, V75N4
  21. The Spirit of Semper Fidelis – “Reflections From the Bottom of an Old Canteen Cup” by Rick Spooner Maj/USMC (ret) – Fall 2019, V75N4
  22. The Warrior Code by Tee Marie Hanible GySgt/USMC (ret) w/Denene Millner – Summer 2019, V75N3
  23. Echo in Ramadi by Scott A. Huesing – Summer 2019, V75N3
  24. Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service by Gary Sinise – Spring 2019, V75N2
  25. 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
  26. Leadership: Achieving Life-Changing Success from Within by 14th SMMC Alford L. McMichael, SgtMaj/USMC (ret) – Winter 2019, V75N1
  27. Two Flags Over Iwo Jima by Eric Hammel – Winter 2019, V75N1
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Tribe by Sebastian Junger – Spring 2018, V74N2
  31. Syllables of Rain by D.S Lliteras – Spring 2018, V74N2
  32. Goodnight Marines by David R. Dixon – Winter 2018, V74N1
  33. 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