Suggested Further Reading
Some material may be appropriate only for older students.
Please review sources before assigning them for student reading.
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Baker, Vernon, and Ken Olsen. Lasting Valor. New York: Bantam Books, 1999.
Benavidez, Roy Perez, and John R. Craig. Medal of Honor: One Man’s Journey from Poverty and Prejudice.
Washington: Brassey’s, 1999.
Brady, Patrick Henry, and Meghan Brady Smith. Dead Men Flying. Bennington, Vermont: Merriam Press, 2010.
Chambers, Douglas R. A Century of Heroes. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004.
Collier, Peter. Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero. New York: Artisan, 2016.
Collier, Peter, and Nick Del Calzo. Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. New York: Artisan, 2016.
Coram, Robert. American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2007.
Dix, Drew. The Rescue of River City. Fairbanks, Alaska: Drew Dix Publishing, 2000.
Donlon, Roger H.C. Beyond Nam Dong. R and N Publishers, 1998.
Fox, Wesley L. Courage and Fear: A Primer. Dulles, Virginia: Potomac Books, 2007.
Fox, Wesley L. Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps. Dulles, Virginia: Brassey’s, 2003.
Giunta, Salvatore, and Joe Layden. Living with Honor: A Memoir of Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sergeant
Salvatore A. Giunta. New York: Threshold Editions, 2012.
Herndon, Booton. Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge. Coldwater, Michigan: Remnant Publications, Inc., 2016.
Jacobs, Jack. If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America’s Time of Need. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2008.
Kelley, Tom and Joan. The Siren’s Call and Second Chances: A Story of Perseverance, Service, Heroic Courage and
Love. CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016.
Livingston, James E., Colin D. Heaton, and Anne-Marie Lewis. Noble Warrior, The Story of Maj. Gen. James E.
Livingston, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Zenith Press (MBI Publishing Company), 2010.
Lucas, Jack, and D.K. Drum. Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at Iwo Jima. New York: Da Capo Press, 2006.
McConnell, Malcolm. Into the Mouth of the Cat: The Story of Lance Sijan, Hero of Vietnam.
Meyer, Dakota, and Bing West. Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War.
New York: Random House, Inc., 2012.
Mikaelian, Allen, and Mike Wallace. Medal of Honor: Profiles of America’s Military Heroes From the Civil War to the Present.
New York: Hyperion/Bill Adler Books, 2002.
Nolan, Keith. The Magnificent Bastards: The Joint Army-Marine Defense of Dong Ha, 1968.
Norris, Tom, Mike Thornton, and Dick Couch. By Honor Bound: Two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a Story of
Extraordinary Courage. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2016.
Oliner, Samuel P., Pearl Oliner, and Harold M. Schulweis. The Altruistic Personality. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Romesha, Clint. Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor. New York: Dutton, 2016.
Smith, Larry, H. Norman Schwarzkopf, and Eddie Adams. Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003.
Stockdale, Jim. Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot. Stanford University, California: Hoover Institution Press, 1995.
Tapper, Jake. The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
Thorsness, Leo. Surviving Hell: A POW’s Journey. New York: Encounter Books, 2009.
Wachtel, Roger. The Medal of Honor (Cornerstones of Freedom). New York: Children’s Press (Scholastic), 2009.
Whitcomb, Darrel D. The Rescue of Bat 21. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1998.