Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Veteran’s Day Book List
Veteran's Day Book Display - Patricia Miner
Goose Creek Library

Fiction Titles

Power Play : an international thriller   
Robinson, Patrick
In a near-future world where Israel and the United States have eliminated nuclear threats in Iran and North Korea, Russia plots an aggressive military campaign against America, prompting U.S. Navy SEAL Mack Bedford to conduct a world-changing defense mission.
FlatSpin                                                                                                                                                                                       Freed,  Freed, David
When flight instructor and former military assassin Cordell Logan gets a request from his ex-wife to help the police with their investigation of her current husband's murder, he gets caught up in a dangerous, far-flung investigation.
Getting Dunn
Schreck, Tom
TJ Dunn saw plenty of action as an MP in Iraq, but the real stress came from being told her fiancé, Trent, had committed suicide in Kabul. Her father, who was also in the military, similarly killed himself six years earlier. A year later, in upstate New York, TJ is making a living as a stripper, volunteering for a suicide hotline, and regularly seeing a therapist. A spate of veterans committing suicide fits the media's spin on posttraumatic stress disorder, but one anonymous caller keeps telling TJ that there's something more sinister at work. Vets are being tortured and eliminated because they know too much about illegal activities.

Tier One Wild : a Delta Force novel  
Fury, Dalton
Former disgraced Delta Force commander Kolt "Racer" Raynor has earned his way back into The Unit after redeeming himself during an explosive operation at a black site in Pakistan. But he is about to face his deadliest challenge yet. The most wanted man in the world, American al Qaeda commander Daoud al Amriki, and his handpicked team of terrorist operatives, have acquired stores of Russian-built, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (SAM's) from ex-Libyan spies in Cairo. Their mission: infiltrate the United States and take down American aircraft. The country's best are tasked with stopping them. But when a SEAL Team Six mission to take down al Amriki goes wrong, Major Raynor and his Delta Force team find themselves front and center as Amriki and his terrorists work their way closer to America. And time is running out.

Blood Lies  
Marcinko, Richard
"When the daughter of a retired Navy SEAL is kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico, Rogue Warrior Richard Marcinko and his band of Red Cell International warriors head south of the border to rescue her. Along the way, they encounter drug dealers and human traffickers, break into a cartel kingpin's mansion, and do battle with a hundred of the meanest banditos since Pancho Villa. And just for good measure, Marcinko uncovers a secret Hezbollah camp funded by the Iranian government and sheltered by the drug lords. But the founder of SEAL Team 6 finds his toughest opponent may actually be the woman he's come to rescue. And then there's the question of who really sent Dick to find her..."--Publisher's website.

KBL : kill Bin Laden : a novel based on true events      
Weisman, John
In a fictional version of the recent true-life event, SEAL Team Six rises to the occasion and terminates the world's most famous terrorist.

Non-Fiction Titles

No Easy Day : the autobiography of a Navy SEAL : the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden 
Owen, Mark
For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.
Soldier Dogs : the untold story of America's canine heroes
Goodavage, Maria
In this book, the author, a leading dog-blogger offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before. You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog, the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table, could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-tech military mission of the new millennium. Now the author, an editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, she talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory. "Military working dogs live for love and praise from their handlers," says Ron Aiello, president of the United States War Dogs Association and a former marine scout dog handler. "The work is all a big game, and then they get that pet, that praise. They would do anything for their handler." This is an unprecedented window into the world of these adventurous, loving warriors.

Fearless : the undaunted courage and ultimate sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team Six operator Adam Brown      
Blehm, Eric
 "Chronicles the life of Navy SEAL Team Six operator Adam Brown, a man whose heroism and devotion still stand as a beacon to his friends and family, even after his death in the Afghan Hindu Kush mountains in 2010." --NoveList Plus.

Inside Seal Team Six : my life and missions with America's elite warriors 
Mann, Don
A high octane narrative of physical and mental toughness, giving unprecedented insight to the inner workings of the training and secret missions of the world's most respected and feared combat unit--Seal Team Six, the elite warriors who took down Osama bin Laden.

Fields of Combat : understanding PTSD among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan             
Finley, Erin P.
Fourth of July : a tradition of service in San Antonio -- War stories : case studies of combat deployment -- Home again : early experiences of post-deployment stress -- Of men and messages : how everyday cultural influences affect living with PTSD -- Clinical histories : from soldier's heart to PTSD -- Under pressure : military socialization and stigma -- Embattled : the politics of PTSD in VA mental health care -- Navigation : identity and social relations in treatment seeking and recovery.

Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him 
Montalvan, Luis Carlos
"Tuesday has a personality that shines. I am not kidding when I say it is common for people to pull out their cell phones and take pictures of and with him. Tuesday is that kind of dog. And then, in passing, they notice me, the big man with the tight haircut. There is nothing about me--even the straight, stiff way I carry myself--that signals disabled. Until people notice the cane in my left hand, that is, and the way I lean on it every few steps. Then they realize my stiff walk and straight posture aren't just pride, and that Tuesday isn't just an ordinary dog. He walks directly beside me, for instance, so that my right leg always bisects his body. He nuzzles me when my breathing changes, and he moves immediately between me and the object--a cat, an overeager child, a suspiciously closed door--any time I feel apprehensive. Because beautiful, happy-go-lucky, favorite-of-the-neighborhood Tuesday isn't my pet; he's my service dog." Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That's when he met Tuesday - his best friend forever. Tuesday came with his own history of challenges: from the Puppies Behind Bars program, to a home for troubled boys, to the streets of Manhattan, Tuesday blessed many lives on his way to Luis. Until Tuesday unforgettably twines the story of man and dog"-- Provided by publisher.

Healing Suicidal Veterans : recognizing, supporting and answering their pleas for help
Montgomery, Victor
Homelessness. Alcohol and drug abuse. Unemployment. Domestic Violence. Minds plagued by war scenes. The Numbers are staggering and growing daily. Because of the terrors of modern combat, rapid redeployment, lack of adequate emotional first aid and intervention, many veterans are suffering from deepening depression and chronic anxiety.

Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions
Enelow, Wendy S.
Navigating the job hunt, already a tough task during an economic downturn, is especially difficult for veterans hoping to transition into a civilian career. A major obstacle they face is to write a resume that resonates with civilian hiring managers and recruiters. Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions shows veterans exactly how to market their skills and experience, and translate them into language their resume readers will understand.

 Life After the Military : a handbook for transitioning veterans 
Hill, Janelle.
Leaving the service -- Developing your own individual transition plan (ITP) -- Transitioning to a new career -- The entrepreneurial spirit -- Finding a home -- Going back to school -- Health and insurance -- Transition benefits -- Finances.

The Book of U.S. Government  jobs : where they are, what's available, and how to complete a Federal résumé  
Damp, Dennis V.
Introduction to government employment -- Hiring reform and the recruitment process -- What jobs are available -- The interview process -- Civil service exams -- Completing your employment application -- Veterans & military dependent hiring -- Overseas employment opportunities -- The U.S. Postal Service -- Employment for people with disabilities -- Law enforcement and Homeland Security careers -- Employment secrets -- Appendix A. Job hunters' checklist -- Appendix B. Federal agency contact list -- Appendix C. Federal occupation lists -- Appendix D. Agency skills index.

Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide : the essential job search handbook for service members  
Farley, Janet I.
This handbook provides a career transition framework for service members and their families. Readers are given exit strategies for gracefully leaving the military; charts, checklists, and worksheets for planning each transition aspect; resume and cover letter samples and strategies; and interviewing and salary negotiation tips.

The Military Advantage : the military.com guide to military and veterans benefits 
Howell, Terry






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