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Books by Karl Marlantes

Author of the 2016-2017 Common Reading Book

What It Is Like to Go to War
by Karl Marlantes

New York: Grove Press, 2011
Paperback edition, September 2012
258 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
by Karl Marlantes

New York: Grove Press, 2011
Reprint edition
640 pages
Available at Alkek Library*


Other Books Considered for 2016-2017

Listed alphabetically by title:

All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erich Maria Remarque

New York: Random House, 1996
Trade paperback edition
240 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
by Ben Fountain

New York: Ecco, 2012
Paperback, reprint edition
320 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

Catch-22
by Joseph Heller

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011
Paperback, 50th anniversary edition
544 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

Dispatches
by Michael Herr

New York: Vintage, 1991
Paperback, reprint edition
272 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice
by Howard Schultz
and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

New York: Vintage, 2014
Paperback, 1st Vintage Books edition, 2015
203 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

Generation Kill
by Evan Wright

New York: Berkley Caliber, 2008
Paperback, reprint edition
384 pages
Available at Alkek Library

Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War
by Dakota Meyer and Bing West

New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013
Paperback, reprint edition 
256 pages
Available at Alkek Library

The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor
by Jake Tapper

New York: Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Paperback, reprint edition
704 pages

Regeneration
by Pat Barker

New York: Plume, 2013
Paperback
256 pages
Available at Alkek Library

Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut

New York: Dell, 1991
Paperback
215 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

The Things They Carried
by Tim O’Brien

New York: Mariner Books, 2009
Paperback, 1st Mariner Books edition
233 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

The Yellow Birds
by Kevin Powers

New York: Back Bay Books, 2013
Paperback, reprint edition
256 pages
Available at Alkek Library


Thematically Related Books

Listed alphabetically by title:

Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

New York: HarperCollins, 2015
Paperback
281 pages
Available at Alkek Library

Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home
by Joe Klein

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015
Hardcover edition
285 pages

Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War
by Linda Hervieux

New York: Harper, 2015
1st edition hardcover
368 pages

The Good Soldiers
by David Finkel

New York: Picador, 2009
Paperback
304 pages
Available at Alkek Library

The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL
by Eric Greitens

New York: Mariner Books, 2011
Paperback, 1st Mariner Books edition, 2012
297 pages
eBook available at Alkek Library

If I Die in a Combat Zone
by Tim O'Brien

New York: Broadway Books, 1975
Trade paperback edition, 1999
209 pages
Available at Alkek Library*

It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
by Lynsey Addario

New York: Penguin Press, 2015
Hardcover
341 pages

Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
by Eric Greitens

New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
Hardcover
277 pages

The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
by Bryan Doerries

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
1st edition hardcover
267 pages

Tough as They Come
by SSG Travis Mills with Marcus Brotherton

New York: Convergent Books, 2015
1st edition hardcover
253 pages

When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II
by Molly Guptill Manning

New York: Mariner Books, 2014
1st paperback edition
191 pages


* Denotes availability in multiple formats: print edition(s), ebook, audiobook, CD, and/or movie.