Warfare

Fiction
Sunrise 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 changes him.
 
Purple Heart 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.
 
Rogue 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.
 
Kill 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.
 
The 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 German army.
 
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.
 
Elite Infantry by Carl Bowen (F BOW)
Lieutenant Commander Cross has served his country with excellence for many years. When his time in the armed forces comes to an end, he is given a job offer he can't refuse: command an elite squad of soldiers tasked with tackling military ops that are blacker than black and far beyond the call of duty.
 
Nonfiction
Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine by Ed Macy (623.74 MAC)
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 missing.
 
War  by Sebastian Junger (958.104 JUN)
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.
 
Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood  by Donovan Campbell (956.7044 CAM)
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.
 
Ghosts 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.
 
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell (958.104 LUT)
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.
 
Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit by Eric Haney (B HAN)
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.
 
Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces by 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.
 
Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man 
by Dalton Fury (B DAL)
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.
 
Long Rifle: One Man's Deadly Sniper Missions in Iraq and Afghanistan by Joe LeBleu (956.7044 LEB)
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.
 
My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell (956.7044 BUZ)
Presents the author's first-hand account of his tour of duty with the Army in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
One 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 combat.
 
Bravo 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.
 
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer (796.332 KRA)
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.