Book Reviews

Reviews of books by MWSA members. Reviews appear in reverse chronological order, with the most recent review posted appearing first.
Note: Some older reviews are being reposted to this site and those will appear out of order.

Breakfast with the Dirt Cult

As the soldier became more crass, disillusioned, stripped, hardened, and poisoned by war, the insights, beauty and thoughtfulness sprout from the dirt, spittle and blood of the Afghan desert.

Breakfast with the Dirt Cult
by Samuel Finlay
Book Category: Creative Non-Fiction
Reviewed by: Ron Camarda

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0615622992

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Finlay, Samuel

Right To Kill: A Brooklyn Tale

Right To Kill: A Brooklyn Tale is a fast paced novel which depicts the life and times of living in Brooklyn New York during the Vietnam War.

Right To Kill: A Brooklyn Tale
by: Jim McGinty
Book Category: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by: Dick Geschke

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B00ARAQS86

Author(s) Mentioned: 
McGinty, Jim

Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves Into Citizens, The

A like-real read to learn all about the historical transition from slave to "freedman" on the sea islands of South Carolina, 1860's!

The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves Into Citizens
by Carolyn P. Schriber
Book Category: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by: Hodge Wood

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0982774524

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Schriber, Carolyn P.

Backbone: History, Traditions, and Leadership Lessons of Marine Corps NCOs

If Marine NCOs form the backbone of the Corps, then the fourteen traits Julia Dye lists form their individual bones.

Backbone: History, Traditions, and Leadership Lessons of Marine Corps NCOs
by Julia Dye
Book Category: Reference
Reviewed by: B. N. Peacock

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B008SLCRIQ

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Dye, Julia

All I Could Be: The Story of a Woman Warrior in Iraq

Relating the female experience of war

All I Could Be: The Story of a Woman Warrior in Iraq
by Miyoko Hikiji
Book Category: Memoir
Reviewed by: Margaret Brown

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1933909587

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Hikiji, Miyoko

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