Over Fallujah by
Walter Dean Myers (F MYE) Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of
the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly
by Patricia McCormick (F MCC)
While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain
injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt
Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to
his ten-year-old friend, Ali.
Forces by Dale Brown (F BRO)
When the new U.S. president vows to start pulling forces forces out
of Iraq immediately, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and
ex-president who have both entered the world of military contracting
embark on their own initiative to handle a new conflict involving an
attack on northern Iraq by Kurdish nationalists.
Zone: A Sniper Novel by Jack Coughlin (F COU)
Gunnery Sgt. Kyle Swanson, a Marine sniper assigned to lead a
top-secret mission to rescue an American general captured in the
Middle East by terrorists, is shocked when his team is ambushed in
the Syrian desert leaving him the only survivor, and his search for
answers leads him to the discovery that his enemy is really a group
of American mercenaries working for a very high-level cadre of U.S.
officials who want to take control of the U.S. military--and he is
the only one who can stop them.
Sniper by James Riordan (F RIO)
Tania, recruited as a teen in 1942 by Vasily Zaitsev to seek out and
shoot German officers, finds it difficult to kill until she learns
the Nazis murdered her beloved grandparents, and her skill as a
sniper leads to her being put in charge of a handpicked unit whose
mission is to seize Field Marshall Paulus, commander-in-chief of the
Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (F POW)
In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and
eighteen-year-old Private Murphy's platoon battles for the city;
they do everything to protect each other from insurgents, physical
fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger.
Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine
by Ed Macy (623.74
A cross between "Black Hawk Down" and "One Bullet Away," Apache
tells the fascinating story of the deadliest, most technologically
advanced fighting machine: the Apache helicopter. The author
describes his experiences in Afghanistan as a weapons officer flying
the Apache helicopter, his orders to go to the notorious Helmand
Province, one of the strongholds of the Taliban, and their
determination to bring home one of their own who was reported as
Sebastian Junger (958.104
Junger, author of "The Perfect Storm," turns his brilliant and
empathetic eye to the reality of combat in this on-the-ground
account that follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of
duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.
One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and
Donovan Campbell (956.7044
A memoir covering the author's decision to join the Marines and
attend Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, which led to his role
as commander of a forty-man infantry platoon in Iraq, where he
fought insurgents and bonded with the men in his unit.
of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI by
Ryan Smithson (956.7044 SMI)
Ryan Smithson recounts the experiences he had serving his first tour
of duty as an Army engineer in Iraq when he was only nineteen.
American Sniper by
Chris Kyle (B KYL)
Kyle, a U.S. Navy Seal, who recorded the most career sniper kills in
United States military history, was so feared by Iraqi insurgents
that they placed a bounty on his head, and presents an eye-witness
account of war in Iraq, shares the strains of war on his marriage
and family, and honors his fellow warriors.
Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost
Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell (958.104
American Navy SEAL and team leader Marcus Luttrell tells his story
of the loss of his teammates in July 2005 along the mountainous
Afghanistan-Pakistan border to al-Qaida insurgents.
Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles by
Anthony Swofford (956.7044 SWO)
Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a
frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable
narrative. When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call
themselves -- were sent in 1990 to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis,
Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a
sniper's rifle in his hands. Swofford weaves this experience of war
with vivid accounts of boot camp (which included physical abuse by
his drill instructor), reflections on the mythos of the marines, and
remembrances of battles with friends and family.
Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit by
Eric Haney (B
Eric Haney, one of the founding members of Delta Force, provides an
inside look at the elite counterterrorist unit, explaining the
process by which men are selected for the unit, and telling of his
personal experiences with Delta Force in Beirut, Tehran, Honduras,
and other hot spots throughout the world.
Warriors: Inside the Special Forcesby
Tom Clancy (356 CLA)
Carl Stiner-the second commander of SOCOM, the U.S. Special
Operations Command-and Tom Clancy trace the transformation of the
Special Forces from the small core of outsiders of the 1950s,
through the cauldron of Vietnam, to the rebirth of the SF in the
late 1980s and 1990s, and on into the new century as the bearer of
the largest, most mixed, and most complex set of missions in the
U.S. military. These are the first-hand accounts of soldiers
fighting outside the lines: counterterrorism, raids, hostage
rescues, reconnaissance, counterinsurgency, and psychological
operations-from Vietnam and Laos to Lebanon to Panama, to Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, to the new wars of today.
Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the
World's Most Wanted Man by
Dalton Fury (B
Provides a detailed account of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden,
a task assigned to Delta Force, America's super-secret
counterterrorist unit, with the assistance of members of the British
Queen's elite commandos, the Green Berets, and CIA operatives, and
looks at how and why their efforts failed.
Rifle: One Man's Deadly Sniper Missions in Iraq and Afghanistan by
Joe LeBleu (956.7044
A memoir of the author's reenlistment in the U.S. Army after the
attacks on September 11, 2001, covering his time as a sniper team
leader in the mountains of Afghanistan before returning home and
serving as an advisor for a major motion picture.
Killing Time in Iraq by
Colby Buzzell (956.7044
Presents the author's first-hand account of his tour of duty with
the Army in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel
Fick (359.9 FIC)
The author recounts his experiences in the Marine Corps and his
deployment to Afghanistan and then to Iraq where his elite 1st
Reconnaissance Battalion helped spearhead the invasion Operation
Iraqi Freedom. Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers
such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the
differences between military ideals and military practice. In this
deeply thoughtful account of what it's like to fight on today's
front lines, Fick reveals the crushing pressure on young leaders in
Two Zero by Andy McNab (956.7044 MCN)
Andy McNab provides an account of his experiences as leader of a
British Special Forces team sent behind enemy lines in Iraq in 1991
to destroy scud missiles, and discusses the tortures he and his men
endured after being captured.
Roughneck Nine-One: The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces
A-Team at War by Frank Antenori (956.7044 ANT)
Frank Antenori chronicles the experiences he had while serving with
the Green Berets Special Forces A-team in Iraq, focusing on their
battle with heavily armed Iraqi forces on April 6, 2003.
Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper
by Jack Coughlin (B COU)
The Marine Corps' top-ranked sniper tells his life story, focusing
on his two decades as a sniper and reflecting upon the act of
killing for one's country.
I Am a Seal Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier
by Howard Wasdin (B WAS)
In this dramatic autobiography, Howard Wasdin reflects on his life
and military career, discussing his difficult childhood, training,
goal to become a member of Navy SEAL Team Six, experiences during
the Battle of Mogadishu, and more.
Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by
Jon Krakauer (796.332
Presents a biographical discussion of professional football player Pat Tillman, covering the true
events and actions surrounding the death of this U.S. Army soldier by
friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004, and examines the
misrepresentation of his story by the Bush administration before the
truth was revealed.