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Titles¬†reviewed in the Marine Corps League’s

Semper Fi Magazine

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