Beyond the Book

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Recommended Books

Selected bibliography for themes related to:  Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War  edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher Common Reading book for 2014-15

Iraq War, 2003-2011

Barker, Martin. A ‘Toxic Genre': The Iraq War Films. London: Pluto Press, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007591466 

Finkel, David. Thank You for Your Service. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007830889 

Fukuyama, Francis. America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006222524 

Gallagher, Matt. Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War. New York: Da Capo Press, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007878339 

Glasser, Ronald J. Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds: A Medical Odyssey from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Palisades: History Pub. Co., 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460330 

Gordon, Michael R., and Bernard E. Trainor. The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, From George W. Bush to Barack Obama. New York: Pantheon Books, 2012. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007706340 

Harvey, Frank P. Explaining the Iraq War: Counterfactual Theory, Logic and Evidence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007562327 

Kamalipour, Yahya R., and Nancy Snow. War, Media, and Propaganda: A Global Perspective. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/005319403 

Record, Jeffrey. Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2007. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006555132 

Ricks, Thomas E. The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008. New York: Penguin Press, 2009. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006978816 

Scannell-Desch, Elizabeth., and Mary Ellen Doherty. Nurses in War: Voices from Iraq and Afghanistan. New York: Springer, 2012. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007597417 

 

 

Afghan War, 2001-         

Exoo, Calvin F. The Pen and the Sword: Press, War, and Terror in the 21st Century. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007177516 

Gentilini, Fernando.  Afghan Lessons: Culture, Diplomacy, and Counterinsurgency. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2013. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007752808 

Iraq Veterans Against the War., and Aaron Glantz. Winter Soldier, Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2008. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006978849 

Junger, Sebastian. War. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007173963 

Minear, Larry. Through Veterans' Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007292291 

Rubin, Barnett R. Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terror. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007769700 

Rynning, Sten. NATO in Afghanistan: The Liberal Disconnect. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007703420  

Wildman, David., and Phyllis Bennis. Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer. Northampton: Olive Branch Press, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007177543 

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans

Finley, Erin P. Fields of Combat: Understanding PTSD Among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Ithaca: ILR Press, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460327 

Dewey, Larry. War and Redemption: Treatment and Recovery in Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Burlington: Ashgate, 2004. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/002916892 

Driscoll, Patricia P., Celia Straus, and Armed Forces Foundation (U.S.). Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts: Stories of American Soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. Drexel Hill: Casemate, 2009. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006946470 

Hoge, Charles W. Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition From Combat to Home--including Combat Stress, PTSD, and MTBI. Guilford, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460335

Johnson, James D. Combat Trauma: A Personal Look at Long-term Consequences. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007192492 

Lawhorne Scott, Cheryl, Don Philpott, and Government Institutes. Combat-related Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD: A Resource and Recovery Guide. Lanham: Government Institutes, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460337 

Nadelson, Theodore. Trained to Kill: Soldiers at War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/005284674 

Paulson, Daryl S., and Stanley Krippner. Haunted By Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007192488 

Slone, Laurie B., and Matthew J. Friedman. After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families. Cambridge: Da Capo Lifelong, 2008. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006673847 

Whealin, Julia M., Lorie T DeCarvalho, and Edward M Vega. Clinician's Guide to Treating Stress After War: Education and Coping Interventions for Veterans. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006657431 

 

Military Spouses and Families of Military Personnel

Hall, Lynn K. (Lynn Karen). Counseling Military Families: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know. New York: Routledge, 2008. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006729120 

Hill, Janelle., and Don Philpott. Special Needs Families in the Military: A Resource Guide. Lanham: Government Institutes, 2011.  In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460339  

Houppert, Karen. Home Fires Burning: Married to the Military, for Better or Worse. New York: Ballantine Books, 2005. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/003623902 

Sheeler, Jim. Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives. New York: Penguin Press, 2008. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006664054 

Wizelman, Leah. When the War Never Ends: The Voices of Military Members with PTSD and Their Families. Lenham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007474695 

 

 

War Stories, American and Iraq War, 2003-2011 Fiction and Iraq War, 2003-2011 Poetry and Afghan War, 2001- Fiction and Military spouses Fiction 

Bly, Robert. The Insanity of Empire: A Book of Poems against the Iraq War. St. Paul: Ally Press, 2004. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006220294 

Fallon, Siobhan. You Know When the Men Are Gone. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007878416 

Klay, Phil. Redeployment. New York: Penguin, 2014. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007878091 

McLoughlin, Catherine Mary. The Cambridge Companion to War Writing. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007362333 

Powers, Kevin. The Yellow Birds: A Novel. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2012. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007658266 

Roy-Bhattacharya, Joydeep. The Watch: A Novel. New York: Hogarth, 2012. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007541163 

Turner, Brian. Here, Bullet. Farmington: Alice James Books, 2005. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007878355 

Turner, Brian. Phantom Noise. Farmington: Alice James Books, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007878378  

 

Veterans and Veterans’ Families (United States)

Ainspan, Nathan D., and Walter Penk. Returning Wars' Wounded, Injured, and Ill: A Reference Handbook. Westport: Praeger Security International, 2008. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006827854 

Armstrong, Keith, Suzanne Best, and Paula Domenici. Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning From Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families. Berkeley: Ulysses, 2006. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460333 

Cantrell, Bridget C., and Chuck Dean. Once a Warrior: Wired for Life. Seattle: WordSmith Publishing, 2007. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460334 

Caplan, Paula J. When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007474692 

DiRamio, David C., and Kathryn Jarvis. Veterans in Higher Education: When Johnny and Jane Come Marching to Campus. San Francisco: Wiley, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007406595 

Hill, Janelle., Cheryl Lawhorne Scott, and Don Philpott. Life After the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans. Lanham: Government Institutes, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460338 

Hill, Janelle., Cheryl Lawhorne Scott, and Don Philpott. The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans. Lanham: Government Institutes, 2012. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007460332 

Howell, Terry. The Military Advantage: The Military.com Guide to Military and Veterans Benefits. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007414952 

Korb, Lawrence J. Serving America's Veterans: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara: Praeger Security International, 2009. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007130128 

Lawhorne Scott, Cheryl, and Don Philpott. Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community. Lanham: Rowman, 2013. In the SCSU Miller Center Library  at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007773963 

Topmiller, Robert J., T. Kerby Neill, and George C. Herring. Binding Their Wounds: America's Assault On Its Veterans. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2011. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007508766    

Women soldiers and Women and the military and United States - Armed Forces – Women 

Sheldon, S. A. The Few, the Proud: Women Marines in Harm's Way. Westport: Praeger Security International, 2008. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006546658 

Sjoberg, Laura, and Sandra Via. Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2010. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/007266496 

Solaro, Erin. Women in the Line of Fire: What You Should Know About Women in the Military. Emeryville: Seal Press, 2006. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/006469573 

Zeigler, Sara L., and Gregory G Gunderson. Moving Beyond G.I. Jane: Women and the U.S. Military. Lanham: University Press of America, 2005. In the SCSU Miller Center Library at: https://scsu.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/003702595  

 

Bibliography created by Jennifer Quinlan, Associate Professor & Research Librarian, St. Cloud State University

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