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Book Club: All Books Military and Marine Corps


Book Club: All Books Military and Marine Corps

This group is a place for members to share and discuss military and Marine Corps books.

Members: 152
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2015

Welcome to the Book Club

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.


We're glad you've joined us! Welcome to the Marine Family Network Book Club! If you're like many Marine Parents, your quest for knowledge about the Marine Corps is never-ending. We share that quest with you and want to share reading books on Marine Corps history, past and current conflicts, military lifestyle, PTSD, Combat Recovery, parent support, and dozens more topics.


Join us online, introduce yourself, stop into the EGA Shop to buy a book or start a thread to share gently used books with one another, and let's get reading!

Discussion Forum

Books to send recruits at boot camp?

Started by Aurora. Last reply by Aurora Oct 10, 2013. 3 Replies

Books to read during boot camp

Started by 1~Tracy Della Vecchia. Last reply by 1~donna from wi Oct 2, 2013. 25 Replies

The Commandant's Reading LIst 2013

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM May 28, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by SwKsMom (Tina). Last reply by keebscrazy Oct 21, 2012. 2 Replies

Books to get your Marine.

Started by MCRDSDSGT. Last reply by BirdManOfCT Aug 15, 2012. 11 Replies

Dog handlers

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by CurlyzMom Jun 18, 2012. 10 Replies

Books to read during deployment.

Started by Southwind Mom. Last reply by CurlyzMom Jun 12, 2012. 7 Replies

alpha plt 1054

Started by cpmbcm May 7, 2012. 0 Replies

women in combat

Started by 1~donna from wi. Last reply by MarineMom2010 Apr 28, 2012. 1 Reply

The Passion of Command

Started by 1~Tracy Della Vecchia. Last reply by Jane1073 Jun 5, 2011. 1 Reply

Discussion on Books from the Old Message Boards

Started by 1~Tracy Della Vecchia Jun 5, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on September 22, 2014 at 5:24am

yes there are a couple of good ones.

The Girls Come Marching Home by Kirsten Holmstedt

When Janey Comes Marching Home by Laura Browder

Lioness by Female Soldiers 

If you look around, there are others, even some dealing specifically with women vets PTSD's. Happy Reading!

Comment by 1~17smom (Julie) on September 21, 2014 at 7:33pm

Karen:  Check out these books in the EGA Shop, which is also part of the family:

Female or male, the Commandant's List of recommended books would also be good for your poolee to start reading:

The Commandannt of the Marine Corps publishes a list of recommended reading every year for all levels of leadership.

Comment by Karen on September 21, 2014 at 6:42pm

My daughter is going into the delayed entry program. Any books specific to women in the Marine Corps and/or boot camp?

Comment by Danstheman on October 25, 2012 at 12:46pm

I'd like to recommend Making the Corps by Thomas E. Ricks.  It is somewhat dated, as it was written in the late 90s, but it follows a group of recruits all the way through Parris Island and beyond.  You find yourself rooting for the recruits as well as seeing things through the eyes of the DIs.  I couldn't put it down. 

Comment by fastduchess on October 25, 2012 at 12:48am

I'm in the process of reading my men are my heroes. I'm about half way through it. I orginally went to the libary looking for confessions of a military wife, but they didn't have it. The first book I picked up was this one, when I read the back and saw it was about a marine. I took it as a sign. When I got home and read the inside of the cover I discovered the story is about a man who lived in afton, iowa. Which just happens to be about 30 min. away from where I live. It is a good book and give alot of insight as to what they go through. Has anybody else read it?

Comment by 88 Days on October 24, 2012 at 9:31pm

Love reading books!!!!  I have devoured Marine filled books of all sorts since my son went to Boot. Can't wait to read what all you guys have to say on this board!

Comment by MO-oneproudmom on September 13, 2012 at 12:43pm

Finished a good read not long ago called Finding Jack...

a heartwarming fictional story about a soldier in Viet Nam who rescues a critically injured lab in the jungle and his fight to keep the lab once the troops are ordered out and ordered to leave all surplus military equipment behind - which meant all service dogs as well!

plan to send it with my son on his deployment for when he has some down time.


Thank you to Sue (1~winmom123) for suggesting I post to the book club group! :)


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