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Nez, Chester.

Summary: A retired Marine and Navajo Indian describes his experiences as one of twenty-nine top-secret code talkers during World War II and how his life growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation prepared him for his service.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 940.54 NEZ, CHESTER Nez

Kugler, Rob

Summary: "Rob Kugler's A Dog Named Beautiful is an uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime."--Provided by publisher. US Marine Rob Kugler not only gave a year of his life in service to his country, but he had also lost a brother in the fighting. Lost in grief, Rob found solace and relief in the one thing that never failed to put a smile on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 KUG

Young, Matt

Summary: Matt Young joined the Marine Corps at age eighteen. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases charged with making him a Marine. Matt survived the training and then not one, not two, but three deployments to Iraq. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating, and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the absurdism of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 YOUNG, MATT YOU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B YOUNG YOU

Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: "As a boy, Chester Nez was taught his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2018

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Nez, Chester.

Summary: Chester Nez, the last surviving member of the original twenty-nine code talkers, discusses his life growing up in the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo reservation, and shares the story of how he helped the United States develop and implement a secret military language based on his native language during World War II that became the only unbroken code in modern warfare.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Caliber 2011

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Kelly, C. Brian

Summary: Proud to be a Marine is an exciting new volume of stories specific to the Marine Corps, dating from the very beginning (American Revolution) to modern day, including the 18th and 19th century, the Boxer rebellion, the two world wars, Korea and Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 358 KEL

Conroy, Pat

Summary: A powerful and intimate memoir by the beloved best-selling author of The Prince of Tides about his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, and a re-affirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 CONROY, PAT CON

Rogal, William W.

Summary: "Chronicling the growth of a recruit from boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, to a seasoned troop leader, this memoir also relates the experiences of the 200 soldiers in A Company, First Battalion, Second Marines, as they engaged in island warfare in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McFarland & Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 ROGAL, WILLIAM W

Carpenter, Kyle

Summary: November 21, 2010. U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter was posted atop a building in violent Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when an enemy grenade skittered toward him and fellow Marine Nick Eufrazio. Without hesitation, Carpenter jumped on the grenade, saving Eufrazio but sacrificing himself. Severely wounded, it took dozens of surgeries and almost three years to reconstruct his body--...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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Crow, Tracy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CROW, TRACY CRO

Drury, Bob.

Summary: November, 1950. After General MacArthur ignores Mao's warnings and pushes his UN forces deep into North Korea, his 10,000 First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered by 100,000 Chinese soldiers near the Chosin Reservoir. Their only chance for survival is through the Toktong Pass, which will need to be held open at all costs. The mission fell to Captain William...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 951.904 DRU

Makos, Adam.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Based on interviews with veterans and unpublished memoirs, tells the true stories of twenty marines during World War II, from the attacks on Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and their return home after V-J Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 MAK

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 MAK

Dowling, Mike C.

Summary: Tells the inspiring story of Sergeant Mike Dowling and his bomb-snifing dog, Rex, as they navigated the always-dangerous Triangle of Death region in Iraq in 2004.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.7044 Dowling 2011

Holiday, Samuel

Summary: "Samuel Holiday was one of a small group of Navajo men enlisted by the Marine Corps during World War II to use their native language to transmit secret communications on the battlefield. Under the Eagle ranges from Holiday's childhood years in rural Monument Valley, Utah, into the world of the United States's Pacific campaign against Japan--to Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Central to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5486 HOLIDAY, SAMUEL HOL

Ambrose, Hugh.

Summary: In this companion book to the HBO series on the war in the Pacific, historian Hugh Ambrose focuses on five American soldiers who each took an active role in the difficult and costly--in terms of lives--campaign to reach the Japanese mainland. Ambrose recounts key battles--Guadalcanal, Midway, Okinawa, and the lesser-know Peleliu--and he provides a soldier's eye view of the events, conveying the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 AMB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 AMB

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 Amb

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 Ambrose 2010

Eubanks, Steve

Summary: In December of 2001, West Point cadet Chad Jenkins and Naval Academy midshipman Brian Stann faced off in the Army-Navy game and would not meet for another decade as they went to war, led soldiers, and witnessed and participated in events they never imagined possible.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 EUB

Haynes, Fred.

Summary: The full story of Combat Team 28, one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines. The unit, 4500 men strong, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 and raised the flag atop Mount Suribachi after four days of ferocious combat, yet their battle had just begun.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.54 HAY

Turley, Patrick.

Summary: "Welcome to Hell," the drill instructor announced to the small crowd of young men staring at him apprehensively, his words charging the atmosphere with a foreboding intensity. Three and one half months of hellish and seemingly outrageous demands would be made of those who would endure the journey through the fires of boot camp. These young men would find a pride in themselves that would last...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronology Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 359.9654 TUR

McLean, Jack

Summary: Nothing could have prepared privileged-boy Jack McLean for the horror of Landing Zone Loon--a three-day battle that took place on a remote hill tucked into the border of North Vietnam and Laos in June 1968, killing twenty-seven men, wound nearly one hundred others, and leave several dozen survivors to defend an ever-shrinking perimeter with little water or ammo. A powerful coming-of-age...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.704 MCLEAN, JACK MCL

Wheeler, Richard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Pub. 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5426 WHE

Bradley, James

Summary: Chronicles one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, focusing on the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2000

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BRA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BRA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5426 BRA

Bradley, James

Summary: Provides the true story of the actions that led to the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima by American Marines in February 1945.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2001

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940 BRA

MacCallum, Martha

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "In honor of the 75th Anniversary of one of the most critical battles of World War II ... Martha MacCallum pays tribute to the heroic men who sacrificed everything at Iwo Jima to defeat the Armed Forces of Emperor Hirohito--among them, a member of her own family"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 MAC

Ambrose, Hugh.

Summary: In this companion to the HBO miniseries--Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman--Hugh Ambrose reveals the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot during World War II. This book deepens the story revealed in the miniseries and goes beyond it. Some of the five men whose story is told considered war a profession, others enlisted as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.54 AMB

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