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Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina

Summary: "A raw, unflinching, and inspirational memoir by a former United States Marine Captain describing her journey from dutiful daughter of immigrants to wide-eyed recruit to radical activist dedicated to effecting historic policy reform in the military. Aftera lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandons her grad school career at Harvard University to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BHAGWATI, ANURADHA KRISTINA BHA

Sileo, Tom.

Summary: "Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama stood in Arlington National Cemetery to deliver his Memorial Day address. He extolled the heroism and sacrifice of the two men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.7044 SIL

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Clancy, Tom

Summary: In his first three Commanders books, Tom Clancy teamed with Generals Fred Franks, Jr., Chuck Horner, and Carl Stiner to provide masterful blends of history, biography, you-are-there narrative, insight into the practice of leadership, and plain, old-fashioned storytelling. Battle Ready is all of that--and it is also something more. Marine General Tony Zinni was known as the "Warrior Diplomat"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZINNI, ANTHONY CLA

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

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

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

Bradley, James

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Large Print Press 2000

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.5426 BRA

Workman, Jeremiah

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2009

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

Conroy, Pat

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Chronicles the author's efforts to reconcile with his harsh fighter pilot father, who inspired "The Great Santini," recounting how at the end of his father's life, he defended the author from his critics while helping to heal family estrangements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.54 CON

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CONROY, PAT CON

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SANTINI CON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BRA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BRA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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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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

Buck, Rinker

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 CHILDERS, Shane BUC

Manchester, William

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1980

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5483 MAN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5483 MAN

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

Brady, James

Summary: John Basilone was a Marine legend who received the Medal of Honor for holding off 3,000 Japanese on Guadalcanal and the Navy Cross posthumously for his bravery on Iwo Jima.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Springwater 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 BRA

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