Recommended Books

"The 9th Engineer Battalion, First Marine Division, in Viet Nam"
35 Personal Accounts

..... by Jean Schellenbarger

"This is the first oral (or other) history of the 9th Engineers, the only Marine battalion formed specifically to go to Vietnam. More than 35 men of the 9th talk about why they joined the Marines and what they experienced in basic training. They speak candidly and compellingly about their five years (1966 to 1970) in-country."(231 pages)

Published by McFarland and Company

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"Flags of Our Fathers"

..... by James Bradley with Ron Powers

"In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America..."
(376 pages)

Published by Bantam Books

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"In Harm's Way"
A Must Read

by Doug Stanton

From the Publisher: On July 30, 1945, after completing a top secret mission to deliver parts of the atom bomb "Little Boy," which would be dropped on Hiroshima, the battle cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained, undetected by the navy, for nearly five days. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to survive, fighting off hypothermia, sharks, physical and mental exhaustion, and, finally, hallucinatory dementia. By the time rescue - which was purely accidental - arrived, all but 321 men had lost their lives; 4 more would die in military hospitals shortly thereafter. Drawing on new material and extensive interviews with survivors, In Harm's Way relates the tragedy of the USS Indianapolis not as a history of war, but as a portrait of men battling the sea. Interweaving the stories of three survivors - Charles Butler McVay, the captain; Lewis Haynes, the ship's doctor; and Private Giles McCoy, a young marine - journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, In Harm's Way is destined to become a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.
(333 pages)

Published by Henry Holt and Company

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