Special Collections

Resources for Returning Veterans

Description: A special collection for veterans returning from military service and adjusting to civilian life.


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Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans

by Wallace Terry

"Simply the most powerful and moving book that has emerged on this topic." UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL. The national bestseller that tells the truth of about Vietnam from the black soldiers' perspective.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

My Four Worlds

by Smart Eze

"My Four Worlds" is an autobiography of a blinded war veteran. Smart Eze, was born in Nigeria, began his eduacation, but was unable to attend college due to financial reasons. Then the Biafran-Nigerian civil war erupted, and he was a Biafran soldier. He became blind in a bomb explosion at age 23.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

If I Die in a Combat Zone

by Tim O'Brien

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIEDBefore writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America

by William Pencak

A comprehensive encyclopedia that describes the experiences of American veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military, from the Revolution to Desert Storm

by Gail Buckley

A dramatic and moving tribute to the military's unsung heroes, American Patriots tells the story of the black servicemen and women who defended American ideals on the battlefield, even as they faced racism in the ranks and segregation on the home

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace

by Maxine Hong Kingston

A collection of essays, poems, and stories of 82 veterans from five wars.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

In the Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Liberation, Manhood, and America

by Tchicaya Missamou and Travis Sentell

FROM POVERTY TO WEALTH, FROM The CONGO TO AMERICA, AND FROM CHILD SOLDIER TO U. S. MARINE Born into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child soldier at age 11.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

A Few Good Women: America’s Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

by Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

The never-before-told story of the U. S. women's military corps

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

Warriors: Portraits from the Battlefield

by Max Hastings

Heroism in battle has been celebrated throughout history, yet it is one of the least understood virtues. What makes some men and women perform extraordinary deeds on the battlefield? What makes them risk their lives in the pursuit of victory?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

by Anthony Swofford

The author served in a Marine Corps Surveillance and Target Acquisition/Scout-Sniper platoon during the 1st Gulf War.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Gulf War

Against All Enemies: The Gulf War Syndrome, The War Between America's Ailing Veterans and their Government

by Seymour M. Hersh

The dangers, hidden from combatants by the Government, resulted in suffering and uncompensated damages.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Gulf War

Home Front

by Kristin Hannah

Jolene is a National Guard Black Hawk pilot who is deployed to Iraq with her co-pilot best friend. A gritty look at how her family is impacted, before, during, and after, this novel is hard-hitting to the reader. When their helicopter is shot down on a rescue mission, life becomes even more complicated. Jolene comes home and through rehab missing a leg. And her best friend? Read to find out.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit

by J. R. Martinez and Alexandra Rockey Fleming

An inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph In 2003, nineteen-year-old Private J. R. Martinez was on a routine patrol when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine in Iraq, resulting in severe injuries and burns on his face and more than one-third of his body.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

Explaining the Iraq War: Counterfactual Theory, Logic and Evidence

by Frank P. Harvey

The almost universally accepted explanation for the Iraq War is very clear and consistent - the US decision to attack Saddam Hussein's regime on March 19, 2003 was a product of the ideological agenda, misguided priorities, intentional deceptions and grand strategies of President George W. Bush and prominent 'neoconservatives' and 'unilateralists' on his national security team.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery

by Nick Popaditch and Mike Steere

The autobiography of a retired Marine gunnery sergeant, invalided out from wounds received in Iraq, is, first off, sheer good reading for anyone fond of portrayals of committed warriors.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront

by Kristin Henderson

Many Americans will never experience the gut-wrenching act of sending a loved one off to war, or the joy and stress of welcoming him or her home.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

The Forever War

by Dexter Filkins

A prizewinning "New York Times" correspondent chronicles a remarkable chain of events that begins with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continues with the attacks of 9/11, and moves on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

The Gift of Valor: A War Story

by Michael M. Phillips

Every day ordinary young Americans are fighting and dying in Iraq, with the same bravery, honor, and sense of duty that have distinguished American troops throughout history. One of these is Jason Dunham, a twenty-two-year-old Marine corporal from the one-stoplight town of Scio, New York, whose stunning story reporter Michael M. Phillips discovered while he was embedded with a Marine infantry battalion in the Iraqi desert.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

The Iraq War

by John Keegan

Author of the acclaimedThe Face of Battle, and, most recently,Intelligence in War, John Keegan now brings his extraordinary expertise to bear on perhaps the most controversial war of our time.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions

by Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf

Despite the torrent of coverage devoted to war with Iraq, woefully little attention has been paid to the history of the region, the policies that led to the conflict, and the daunting challenges that will confront America and the Middle East once

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq

by Helen Benedict

More American women have fought and died in Iraq than in any war since World War Two, yet as soldiers they are still painfully alone. In Iraq, only one in ten troops is a woman, and she often serves in a unit with few other women or none at all.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib

by Gregory A. Freeman and Larry C. James

This is the story of Abu Ghraib that you haven't heard, told by the soldier sent by the Army to restore order and ensure that the abuses that took place there never happen again.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It

by Trish Wood and Bobby Muller

"A visceral account of the war ... honest, agenda-free, and chilling." - New York Times Book Review.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report--and Survive--the War in Iraq

by Kimberly Dozier

CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier who battled back from critical injuries sustained in a Baghdad bombing offers a personal memoir of tenacity as well as dedication and drama. Readers learn what wounded military personnel--along with their families and friends--endure on the long road to recovery. Dozier also recounts her rise to network broadcasting, shares insights into the culture of war-zone reporting, and describes the unique demands and perils of women covering dangerous events.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan

The Things a Brother Knows

by Dana Reinhardt

The story of a young marine's return from war in the Middle East and the psychological effects it has on his family.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Iraq, Afghanistan


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