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Veteran Reading List and Book Club

Recommended Veteran Reading List and Book Club

Laura Chambers is a humanities faculty member at MCC and assembled the below reading list for Veterans. If interested in reading any of these texts, the VRMC may be able to obtain them for you at no cost. Additionally, if you would like to join and participate in our Veterans’ Books Club please contact the VRMC.

Laura's Picks


  • Ben Fountain
    • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2012)
  • Phil Klay
    • Redeployment (2014)
  • Elliot Ackerman
    • Green on Blue (2015)
    • Dark at the Crossing (2017)
    • Waiting for Eden (2018)
    • Places and Names: On War, Revolutions, and Returning (2019)
  • Kevin Powers
    • The Yellow Birds (2012)
  • Matt Gallagher
    • Kaboom (2010)
    • Youngblood (2016)
  • Denis Johnson
    • Tree of Smoke (2007) (Vietnam)
  • Tim O’Brien
    • The Things They Carried, (1990) (Vietnam)
  • Erich Remarque
    • All Quiet on the Western Front, (1929) (WWI)


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