• Coffman, Edward M. The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.
  • Fussel, Paul. The Great War and Modern Memory. 25th anniversary ed. New York, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Kennedy, David M. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
  • Schneider, Dorothy and Carl J. Schneider. Into the Breach: American Women Overseas in World War I. New York: Viking, 1991.


  • Brokaw, Tom. The Greatest Generation. New York: Random House, 1998.
  • Keegan, John. The Second World War. New York: Viking, 1990.
  • Hartmann, Susan M. The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s. 1982.
  • Larabee, Benjamin, et al. America and the Sea: A Maritime History. Mystic, Conneticut: Mystic Seaport Publications, 1998.
  • The Library of Congress Veterans History Project, Thomas J. Weiner. Voices of War: Stories of Service from the Home and the Front Lines. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2003
  • Pyle, Ernie. Ernie's War: The Best of Ernie Pyle's World War II Dispatches. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1987.
  • Terkel, Studs. "The Good War": An Oral History of World War Two. New York: Pantheon, 1984.

Korean War

  • Blair, Clay. The Forgotten War: America in Korea, 1950-1953. New York: Times Books, c1987.
  • Leckie, Robert. Conflict: The History of the Korean War, 1950-53. New York: Da Capo Press, 1996.
  • Berry, Henry. Hey Mac, Where Ya Been? Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in the Korean War. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

Vietnam War

  • Hellman, John. American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986
  • Marshall, Kathryn. In the Combat Zone: An Oral History of American Women in Vietnam. New York: Penguin, 1988.
  • Esper, George. The Eyewitness History of the Vietnam War, 1961-1975. New York: Ballantine, 1983.
  • Persian Gulf War

  • Schwarzkopf, H. Norman. It Doesn't Take a Hero. New York: Bantam Books, 1992.
  • Atkinson, Rick. Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
  • Marolda, Edward J. and Robert J. Schneller, Jr. Shield and Sword: The U.S. Navy and the Persian Gulf War. Washington: Naval Historical Center, 1998.

Connecting Kids

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