Non-Fiction - Military

Bushcat

Minstrel of the Wild
By John Edmond

I chose to review this book as I was curious to learn more about the recent history of Rhodesia, later to become Zambia and Zimbabwe. I was not disappointed as in Bushcat: Minstrel of the Wild, the author, John Edmond, takes us through all the...

Vietnam War River Patrol

A U.S. Gunboat Captain Returns to the Mekong Delta
By Richard H. Kirshen

Vietnam War River Patrol: A U.S. Gunboat Captain Returns to the Mekong Delta is a non-fiction military memoir written by Richard H. Kirshen. When Kirshen got his draft notice from the U.S. Army in 1967, he figured that enlisting in the Navy would keep him...

No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor

A Memoir of a Mortuary Affairs Marine
By GySgt L. Christian Bussler (Ret.)

No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor: A Memoir of a Mortuary Affairs Marine by GySgt L. Christian Bussler (Ret.) is a clever military non-fiction story of a Mortuary Affairs Marine. We meet the protagonist in 2002, employed as a postal letter carrier in Springfield, Ohio....

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Answering the Call

With the 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign During World War II
By Stephen L Wilson

Answering the Call: With the 91st Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign During World War II is a military biography written by Stephen L. Wilson. His father, Allen Wilson, was just entering college as a freshman when word came that Hitler had invaded Poland. He...

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Swift, Silent and Deadly

Recon Marines in Vietnam
By Michael J. Schneider

I am an Army veteran. I was infantry, so I know a little about combat patrols in dangerous places. I served after the Vietnam War and, to be honest, I have always wondered what it would have been like to serve there. Except for my...

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Eternally at War

By Jeanette Vaughan and Captain Robert Lathrop

Eternally at War by Jeanette Vaughan and Captain Robert Lathrop falls into the genre of non-fictional military. This would appeal most to a mixed audience of mature young adults and adults who enjoy military memoirs. Those who serve in the military often walk away with...

A Dog Called Hope

A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him
By Jason Morgan, Damien Lewis

All who have ever loved a dog and lost him/her, whether through death or otherwise, will find A Dog Called Hope, by Jason Morgan and Damien Lewis, bringing them to tears. This is a true story, in as far as Jason Morgan is able to...

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Sketches of a Black Cat

Story of a night flying WWII pilot and artist
By Ron Miner

Sketches of a Black Cat by Ron Miner is a non-fiction military book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of young adults and adults who enjoy learning more about World War II and the Navy Black Cats. The book is a first person...

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Leaving War, Finding Love

A Veteran's Transition
By Hillary Sigrist

Leaving War, Finding Love: A Veteran's Transition by Hillary Sigrist is a slim and inspiring story that offers readers a wonderful look at what it feels like to transition from military service to civilian life, and what coming home from war signifies to both the...

My Father's War

Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers
By Charley Valera

My Father's War: Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers by Charley Valera is a compelling book that brilliantly captures the grim reality of World War II, exploring the lives of soldiers in combat, heroes who risked their lives in a war that some of them...

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