2019 Community Conversations with Veterans Booklist


  1. 15 Years of War: How the Longest War in U.S. History Affected a Military Family in Love, Loss, and the Cost of Service  by Kristin Schellhaas
  2. The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connections by Joshua Mantz
  3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk
  4. Craig & Fred: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other by Craig Grossi
  5. Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier’s Story by Jon Kerstetter
  6. The Fighters by CJ Chivers
  7. Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit by JR Martinez
  8. Here, Bullet by Brian Turner
  9. The Honor Was Mine: A Look Inside the Struggles of Military Veterans by Elizabeth Heaney
  10. Journey: Memoirs of an Air Force Chief of Staff by General Norty Schwartz
  11. The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War by Richard Rubin
  12. Leaving War, Finding Love: A Veteran’s Transition by Hillary Sigrist
  13. The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows by Brian Castner
  14. Mission Entrepreneur: Applying Lessons from Military Life to Create Success in Business Startups by Griswold, Jen
  15. Redeployed: How Combat Veterans Can Fight the Battle Within and Win the War at Home by Brian Fleming
  16. Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital by Heidi Squier Kraft
  17. Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front by Mary Jennings Hegar
  18. Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe
  19. Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
  20. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  21. Touching the Dragon: And Other Techniques for Surviving Life’s Wars by James Hatch and Christian D’Andrea
  22. Tough as They Come by Travis Mills
  23. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  24. Tuesday’s Promise: One Veteran, One Dog, and Their Bold Quest to Change Lives by Luis Carlos Montalvan
  25. U.S. Veterans in the Workforce: Why the 7 Percent Are America’s Greatest Assets by Michael Schindler
  26. Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal by Dava Guerin
  27. War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars by Andrew Carroll
  28. The War at Home: A Wife’s Search for Peace (and Other Missions Impossible): A Memoir by Rachel Starnes
  29. What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
  30. When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans by Paula J Caplan
  31. When the War Never Ends: The Voices of Military Members with PTSD and Their Families by Leah Wizelman
  32. The White Donkey: Terminal Lance by Maximilian Uriarte