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1. Westermeyer GS11 Paul W <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2. Michael Yaklich <email@example.com> 3. Howard Blue <memrevs@YAHOO.COM> -----Message from: Westermeyer GS11 Paul W <firstname.lastname@example.org>----- Message from: Brandon Hone <email@example.com> > Not sure what you have yet, but I like *Jarhead* by Anthony > Swofford for Gulf War I. * Swofford's account is not particularly good, IMO. It's more a novel written by an English Lit grad student than a memoir. Below I've listed other, generally better Gulf War memoirs, prinarily focused on the Marine Corps. Acree, Cynthia B. and Cliff Acree. The Gulf Between Us : Love and Terror in Desert Storm. Dulles, VA: Brassey's, 2000. Adams, John. Flight Of The Shxtbyrdz: Frontline View. : Authorhouse, 2004. Coughlin, Sean T. Storming the desert : a marine lieutenant's day-by-day chronicle of the Persian Gulf War. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, 1996. de la Billiere, Peter. Storm Command. London: Harper, 1992. Freitus, Joe and Chris Freitus. Dial 911 Marines: Adventures of a tank company in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. McCarran, Nev.: New American Pub. Co., 2002. Michaels, G. J. Tip of the spear: U.S. Marine light armor in the Gulf War. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. Moore, Molly. A Woman at War : Storming Kuwait with the U.S. Marines. New York: Scribner's; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York : Maxwell Macmillan, 1993. Stanton, Martin. Road to Baghdad : Behind Enemy Lines: The Adventures of an American Soldier in the Gulf War. : Presidio Press, 2004. Stout, Jay A. Hornets over Kuwait. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1997. Sultan, Khaled bin with Patrick Seale. Desert Warrior: A Personal View of the Gulf War by the Joint Forces Commander. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. Schwarzkopf, H. Norman. It Doesn't Take a Hero. New York: Linda Grey, Bantam, 1992. Thompson, Phillip. Into the Storm: A U.S. Marine in the Persian Gulf War. : McFarland & Company, 2001. Williams, Buzz. Spare Parts: From Campus to Combat : A Marine Reservist's Journey from Campus to Combat in 38 Days.: Gotham, 2004. Paul Westermeyer Historian, History Division Marine Corps University Paul.Westermeyer@usmc.mil http://www.history.usmc.mil Westermeyer GS11 Paul W <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----Message from: Michael Yaklich <email@example.com>----- "Hans Habe "A Thousand Shall Fall" Someone mentioned this as a war memoir. Does anyone know more about this book and the author? I read this and my thoughts were that it did not ring true at all, at least in terms of the war memoir portions. Some of the few combat scenes in it seemed almost ludicrous (one, I think the chapter was called "The Crime of St Menehoud" or something similar, had German motorcyclists advancing slowly in line abreast firing machineguns from their sidecars and sweeping all before them, which sounds like an image out of a a grade Z war movie. Another incident I recall, which was not impossible but struck me more in the category of a ripping good yarn, is where the inhabitants of a small French town build a state-of-the-art system of defensive entrenchments, perfectly sited as if a military engineer had laid it out, for their retreating soldiers to occupy-- this on their own initiative and before the retreating French show up-- only, of course, to have it also immediately abandoned in favor of continued retreat due to orders from above). Anyway, having encountered a few supposed "memoirs" which seemed pretty clearly to be works of fiction (a favorite being "White Coats Under Fire," a purported memoir by an Italian doctor on the Russian front-- among other things, he dates a niece of Heinrich Himmler who is then tragically killed in an air raid. Also, the sympathetic character in unit, his heading back to the rear for his return to Italy and imminent discharge, is of course killed in a partisan ambush en route, just like it happens in the movies... etc, etc...) I was wondering if anyone had the lowdown on whether this memoir by Hans Habe is the real deal or a piece of (perhaps "fact-based") propaganda/fiction? Regards Mike Yaklich Michael Yaklich <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----Message from: Howard Blue <memrevs@YAHOO.COM>----- > Nathan N. Orgill, of Georgia Gwinnett College sent me this > query: "I saw your posting on H-War about war memoirs, . . . > curious as to what you have on the list thus far for the > period of the First World War. Actually my listings appear on my website which I should have mentioned in my initial posting. It's hhtp://www.memoirreviews.com I also have a related blog:http://memoirreviews.blogspot.com/ on which I will be able to more quickly post new titles than I will be able to on the website. I believe I just have a couple of World War I titles which is part of the reason why I invited people to send more titles to me Howard Blue Howard Blue <memrevs@YAHOO.COM> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----