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A guide by Penelope (San Diego, CA)

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I don't know exactly why I love to read military novels and memoirs, but it is one of my favorite genres. I've never been part of the military, and honestly, I've never really considered it...but I have a deep appreciation and fascination with the military. I'm by no means an advocate for war, but it is very interesting to read the stories and life journeys of those that have been through something that I cannot reasonably fathom. Here are my favorite war and military memoirs.

Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain's View of the War in IraqThe Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our SoldiersBlack Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of DeathBeyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick WintersThe Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-Torn HollandHouse to House: An Epic Memoir of WarGoodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific WarDreams in a Time of War: A Childhood MemoirThe Coldest War: A Memoir of KoreaWar of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq WarsOnce a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and RecoveryA Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its AftermathIn Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front (Modern War Studies)Palace Cobra: A Fighter Pilot in the Vietnam Air WarFrom Ghetto to Guerrilla: Memoir of a Jewish Resistance FighterBomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War IIThe Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and WarTo D-Day and Back: Adventures with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Life as a World War II POW: A memoirThe Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. GrantLove, War and Curling Irons: A MemoirStand by for Action: The Memoirs of a Small Ship Commander in World War IIThe Luck of the Draw: The Memoir of a World War II Submariner: From Savo Island to the Silent ServiceCounterspy: Memoirs of a Counterintelligence Officer in World War II and the Cold WarNo One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier (American Indian Lives)Doctor Danger Forward: A World War II Memoir of a Combat Medical Aidman, First Infantry Division

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2.  The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers  by Nancy Sherman
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4.  Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters  by Cole C. Kingseed
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5.  The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-Torn Holland  by Kristen Den Hartog
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6.  House to House: An Epic Memoir of War  by David Bellavia
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7.  Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War  by William Manchester
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8.  Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir  by Ngugi wa Thiongo
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9.  The Coldest War: A Memoir of Korea  by James Brady
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12.  A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath  by David Chanoff
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13.  In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front (Modern War Studies)  by G. H. Bidermann
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14.  Palace Cobra: A Fighter Pilot in the Vietnam Air War  by Ed Rasimus
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15.  From Ghetto to Guerrilla: Memoir of a Jewish Resistance Fighter [Black & White]  by Samuel Lato
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16.  Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II  by Philip Ardery
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17.  The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War  by Gioconda Belli
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18.  To D-Day and Back: Adventures with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Life as a World War II POW: A memoir  by Bob Bearden
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19.  The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant  by Ulysses S. Grant
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20.  Love, War and Curling Irons: A Memoir  by Leni Schick-Grehl
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21.  Stand by for Action: The Memoirs of a Small Ship Commander in World War II  by William Donald
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22.  The Luck of the Draw: The Memoir of a World War II Submariner: From Savo Island to the Silent Service  by John R. Bruning
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24.  No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier (American Indian Lives)  by Hollis Dorion Stabler
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