Posted by: Jacqui Murray | January 6, 2016

Top Ten Books About the Military

military booksI review a lot of military books every year. these are selected as great reading to prepare high schoolers for the USNA or a life in the military. Here are the top ten based on reader observations:

  1. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
  2. Galloping Ghost by Carl LaVo
  3. Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
  4. Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
  5. No Easy Day by Mark Owen
  6. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
  7. Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer
  8. Big Red by Douglas Waller
  9. One Hundred Days by Sandy Woodward
  10. Fortunate Son by Lewis B. Puller Jr.


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author of hundreds of tech-in-ed resources, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, and a monthly contributor to Today’s Author


  1. Have you ever read, “Rifleman Dodd” by C.S. Forester? It is often the “Commandant’s Choice” for the USMC and rightfully so. Nothing depicts honor, stamina, commitment and strength as this story of yesteryear.


    • I haven’t. I just checked my library and they have a copy. Thanks, GP.

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      • No problem.


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