Revised May 2021
California Veterans Resource Book (online edition). https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Documents/Veteran_%20Resource_%20Book.pdf
Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors: 2019 Online Edition. https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors: 2020 Print Edition. US Government Bookstore GPO for $5. https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/federal-benefits-veterans-dependents-and-survivors-2020
Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors: 2018 online Spanish Edition. https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/2018_Federal_Benefits_for_Veterans_Spanish.pdfhttps://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book/2018_Federal_Benefits_for_Veterans_Spanish.pdf
For Service to Your Country: The Essential Guide to Getting the Veterans' Benefits You've Earned. Gaytan, P. & Borden, M. (2011). New York: Kensington Publishing Corp.
The Military Advantage, 2017 Edition: The Military.Com Guide to Military and Veteran's Benefits. Howell, T. (2017). New York: Naval Institute Press.
VA Welcome Guide (PDF format). (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs) USDVA.
What Every Veteran Should Know: Veterans Benefits 2018 (82nd Edition). Veterans Information Service. (2018). East Moline, Il: Veterans Information Service.
Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families, 2012-2014. Schlacter, Gail A. and Weber, R. David (2014). Reference Service Press.
From Air Force to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education. Ventrone, J (2016) Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.
From the Army to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education. Ventrone, J. (2015). Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.
From the Marine Corp to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education. Ventrone, J. (2014). Lanham, Md : Rowan & Littlefield.
From the Navy to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education. Ventrone, J. (2015). Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.
Veteran Guide to Academic Aid and Programs. https://collegestats.org/resources/veterans-college-guide/
150 Best Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition. Shatkin, L. (2013). St. Paul, MN: JIST Works.
B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resume: Your Marketing Guide for Veterans & Military Service Members Entering Civilian Life. Tiscareño-Sato, Graciela. (2020), Hayward, CA: Gracefully Global Group.
Business Networking for Veterans: A Guidebook for a Successful Military Transition into the Civilian Workforce. Abrams, M., Faulkner, M. L., & Nierenberg, A. R. (2013). Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.
Down Range: A Transitioning Veteran's Career Guide to Life's Next Phase. Murphy, J. D., & Duke, W. M. (2014). Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons
Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions. Enelow, W. S., & Kursmark, L. (2010). Indianapolis, IN: JIST Pub.
Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members. Farley, J. I. (2010). Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works.
Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition. Wolfe, T. (2012). Washington, D.C: Potomac Books.
Rise: The Veteran's Field Manual for Starting Your Own Business and Conquering the Online Economy. O'Donnell, W. (2014). Michigan: Warriorlodge.Com LLC.
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Bolles, R. N. (2018). Ten Speed Press.
Binding Their Wounds: America's Assault on Its Veterans. Topmiller, R. & Neill, T.K. (2011). Boulder, Colo. ; London: Paradigm Publishers.
Coming Back Together: A Guide to Successful Reintegration after Your Partner Returns from Military Deployment. Sayers, S. (2014). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publication, Inc.
Life after Deployment: Military Families Share Reunion Stories and Advice. Pavlicin, K. (2007). Saint Paul, Minn: Elva Resa.
Military Widow: A Survival Guide. Steen, J.M. & Asaro, M. R. (2006). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.
Operation Military Family: How Military Couples are Fighting to Preserve Their Marriages. Schindler, M. J. R. (2012). New York: Aviva Pub.
Peace at Last: Stories of Helping and Healing for Veterans and Their Families. (2009). Vandamere Press.
Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War. Williams, K. (2014). New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Sex after Service: A Guide for Military Service Members, Veterans, and the People Who Love Them. Helmer, D. A. (2014). Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield.
Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War. Brock, R.N. (2012). Boston: Beacon Press.
VA Information for Caregivers. https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/caregiver/index.asp
Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. Kingston, M.H. (2006). Kihei, Hawaii: Koa Books.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Free Publications for Libraries. https://pueblo.gpo.gov/CFPBLibs/CFPBLibsPubs.php
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tools and Resources for Servicemembers, Veterans, and Military families. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/servicemembers/
Military Finances: Personal Money Management for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Lawhorne-Scott, C. & Philpott, D. (2013). Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The Veteran's Money Book: A Step-by-Step Program to Help Military Veterans Build a Personal Financial Action Plan and Map their Futures. Glass, M. L., & Scredon, S. (2014). Pompton Plains, NJ : Career Press.
Care of Military Service Members, Veterans and their Families. Cozza, S. J., Goldenberg, M., Ursano, R. J., & American Psychiatric Association. (2014).
Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life. Cori, J.L. (2008). Cambridge, MA: Marlowe & Company.
Health Care Benefits Overview 2017, Vol. 1. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2017). U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). 2016 edition available in PDF here: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/epublications.asp.
Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies. Elliott, C. H., & Smith, L. L. (2010). New York: Wiley Pub.
Warrior's Return: Restoring the Soul after War. Tick, E. (2014). Boulder, CO: Sounds True.
Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community. Lawhorne-Scott, C. & Philpott, D. (2012). Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans. Caplan, P. (2016). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Combat Related Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD: A Resource and Recovery Guide. Lawhorne, S. C., Philpott, D., & Government Institutes. (2010). Lanham: Government Institutes.
Combat Trauma: A Personal Look at Long-Term Consequences. Johnson, J. (2012). Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Fields of Combat: Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Finley, E. P. (2011). Ithaca: ILR Press.
Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War. Paulson, D. S., & Krippner, S. (2010). Westport, Conn: Praeger Security International.
The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time. Trudeau, G. B. (2009). Kansas, MO: Andrews McMeel.
No Man's Land. Underdahl, S.T. (2012). Woodbury, Minnesota: Flux.
The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship: How to Support Your Partner and Keep Your Relationship Healthy. England, D. (2009). Avon, Mass: Adams Media.
Soft Spots: A Marine's Memoir of Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Van Winkle, C. (2009). New York: St. Martin's Press.
Sparta: A Novel. Robinson, R. (2013). New York: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
A Stranger in my Bed: 8 Steps to Taking Your Life Back from the Contagious Effects of Your Veteran's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sprague, D. (2013). New York: Morgan James Publishing.
The Things a Brother Knows. Reinhart, D. (2010). New York: Wendy Lamb Books.
Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook. Moore, B. A., & Penk, W. (2011). New York: The Guilford Press.
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Montalván, L. C., & Witter, B. (2011). New York: Hyperion.
When the War Never Ends: The Voices of Military Members with PTSD and their Families. Wizelman, L. (2011). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Your Amazing Itty Bitty Veterans Survival Book: 15 Keys to Help You & Your Family Deal with PTSD. Katigbak, E. (2016). Amazon.
The Blue Cascade: A Memoir of Life after War. Scotti, M. (2012). New York: Grand Central Pub.
Complications of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans and Military Personnel: A Systematic Review by Department of Veterans Affairs. O'Neil, M. E., Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (U.S.), Portland VA Medical Center, & United States. (2013).
Signature Wound: Rocking TBI. Trudeau, G. B. (2010). Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Pub.
Better Serving Those Who Serve: California's LGBT Veterans Speak Out: California Department of Veterans Affairs LGBT Veterans Leadership Forum, September 26-27, 2014. California Research Bureau, California State Library
Our Time: Breaking the Silence of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Seefried, J. (2011). New York: Penguin Press.
After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and their Families. Slone, L. B., & Friedman, M. J. (2008). Cambridge, Mass: Da Capo Lifelong.
American Military Life in the 21st Century: Social, Cultural, and Economic Issues and Trends (2 volumes). Weiss, Eugenia L and Castro, Carol Andrew (2018). ABC-CLIO.
Back from the Front: Combat Trauma, Love, and the Family. Matsakis, A. (2007). Baltimore, MD: Sidran Institute Press.
Boots to Loafers: Military Transition to the Private Sector. Phillips, John P. (2013).
Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members: Strategies for Coping When your Son or Daughter Returns from Deployment. Domenici, P., Best, S., & Armstrong, K. (2013). Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Culture Shock: Veteran's Guide to Adjustment. Azali, O. (2014). North Charleston, South Carolina: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Life after the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans. Hill, J., Lawhorne, S. C., & Philpott, D. (2013). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Inc.
Living and Surviving in Harm's Way: A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Pre- and Post-Deployment of Military Personnel. Freeman, S. M., Moore, B. A., & Freeman, A. (2009). New York: Routledge.
Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows. Castner, B. (2013). New York: Doubleday.
Once a Warrior : Wired for Life. Cantrell, B. C., & Dean, C. (2007). Seattle, WA: WordSmith Publishing.
Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home--Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and TBI. Hoge, C. W. (2010). Guilford, Conn: Globe Pequot Press.
Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian. Whitfield, Donald H. (2013). Great Books Foundation.
Thank You for Your Service. Finkel, D. (2013). New York : Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of our Soldiers. Sherman, N. (2010). New York: W.W. Norton.
War and the Soul. Tick, E. (2005). Wheaton, Ill.: Quest Books.
The War Within : One Step at a Time. Trudeau, G. B. (2006). Kansas City, Mo: andews McMeel.
Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment. Moore, B. A., & Kennedy, C. H. (2011). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans. Hill, J., Lawhorne, S. C., & Philpott, D. (2012). Lanham, Md: Government Institutes.
Disabled Veteran's Story: The Sacrifices of our Veterans and their Families. Reece, M. (2014). Minneapolis MN: Cortland Road.
Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life. Greitens, E., (2016). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans from World War II to the War in Iraq. Latty, Y. & Tarver, R. (2004). New York: Amistad.
Those who have borne the battle: a history of America's wars and those who fought them. Wright, J. E. (2012). New York: Public Affairs.
American Heroes on the Home Front. North, O. (2013). New York, NY: Threshold Editions.
Army of One: Six American Veterans after Iraq. Real, E. (2013). Zürich: Scheidegger & Spiess.
Courage after Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their Families. Armstrong, K., Best, S., & Domenici, P. (2006). Berkeley, CA: Ulysses.
Down Range: To Iraq and Back. Cantrell, B. C., & Dean, C. (2005). Seattle, WA: WordSmith Publishing.
Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit. Martinez, J. R., & Fleming, A. R. (2012). New York: Hyperion.
The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL. Greitens, E. (2011). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Here, Bullet. Turner, B. (2005). Farmington, Me.: Alice James Books.
Hotels, Hospitals and Jails: A Memoir. Swofford, A. (2012). New York: Hachette Book Group.
The Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Bouvard, M. G. (2012). Amherst, N.Y: Prometheus Books.
Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home. Philipps, D. (2010). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and their Families. Carroll, A., & National Endowment for the Arts. (2006). New York: Random House.
Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine. Boudreau, T. (2008). Port Townsend, WA: Feral House.
The Ragged Edge: A U.S. Marine's Account of Leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion. Zacchea, M., Chicago Review Press. (2017).
Redeployment. Klay, Phil (2014). Penguin Press.
Shooters. Trautmann, E.S., Jerwa, B., & Lieber, S. (2011). New York: DC Comics.
Signature Wound: Hidden Bombs, Heroic Soldiers, and the Shocking, Secret Story of the Afghanistan War. Drury, B. (2011). Emmaus, PA: Rodale, Inc.
Something like normal. Doller, T. (2012). New York: Bloomsbury.
Through Veterans' Eyes: the Iraq and Afghanistan Experience. Minear, L., Lugar, R. G., & Patrick, R. W. (2010). Washington, D.C: Potomac Books.
Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front. Greenblatt, M. L. (2014). Lanham, Maryland : Taylor Trade Publishing.
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan: Personal Accounts of 22 Americans Who Served. Spiller, H. (2013). Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.
WAR. Junger, Sebastian. (2012). Paw Prints.
The Frozen Hours: a Novel of the Korean War. Shaara, J., Ballantine Books. (2017).
Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character. Shay, J. (1994). New York: Atheneum.
Blue-eyed Boy: A Memoir. Timberg, R. (2014). New York: Penguin Press.
Born of the Fourth of July. Kovic, R. 40th Anniversary Edition. (2016). Akashic Books.
Dartmouth Veterans: Vietnam Perspectives. (2014). Hanover, N.H: Dartmouth College Press.
Don't Mean Nothing: Short Stories of Vietnam. O'Neill, S.K. (2001). New York: Ballantine Books.
Enduring Vietnam: an American Generation and Its War.Wright, J.E., Thomas Dunne Books. (2017).
In Country. Mason, B.A. (2005). New York: Harper Perennial.
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War. Marlantes, K. (2011). Grove Press.
Monsoon Blues. Imlay, E. (2011). Huntington Beach, Calif.: Tebot Bach.
The Things They Carried. O'Brien, Tim. (1990). Houghton Mifflin.
Toxic War: the story of Agent Orange. Sills, P. (2014). Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
Vietnam Veteranos: Chicanos Recall the War. Ybarra, L. (2004). Austin: University of Texas Press.
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick DVD. (2017).
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. Moore, Harold G and Galloway, Joe (1992). Random House.
What it Is Like to Go to War. Marlantes, K. (2011). New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.
The Greatest Generation. Brokaw, Tom (1998). Random House.
Stories of service: Valley Veterans Remember World War II. Vols. 1 & 2. Stevens, J. (2007). Fresno, CA: Craven Street Books.
Where’s the Music? Adame, J. (2015). XLIBRIS.
Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq. Holmstedt, K. A. (2007). Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books.
The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq. Holmstedt, K. A. (2009). Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books.
I'm Still Standing: From Captive US Soldier to Free Citizen. Johnson, S. (2010). New York: Simon & Schuster.
Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. Benedict, H. (2009). Boston: Beacon Press.
Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq. Bowden, L. & Cain, S. (2008). Tucson, Ariz.: Kore Press.
The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault. Matsakis, A. (2004). Oakland, Calif: New Harbinger.
Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital. Kraft, H.S. (2007). New York: Little, Brown and Co.
Soldier Girls. Thorpe, H., (2014). New York: Scribner.
What Does a Woman Veteran Look Like? Morrison. J. (2016) https://www.womenveteransalliance.org/wva-store/
When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portaits of Women Combat Veterans. Browder, L. (2010). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Women Heroes of the US Army. Staats, Ann McCallum. (2019). Chicago Review Press.
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace. Bryan, Ashley. (2019). Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy.
Brave Like Me. Kerley, Barbara. (2016). Washington, DC: National Geographic.
My Daddy Sleeps Everywhere. Franklin, Jesse (2017). Canon City, CO: Lionheart Group Publishing.
Hero Mom. Hardin, Melinda and Landgo, Bryan. (2013). Las Vegas, NV: Amazon Publishing.
Our Daddy Is Invincible. Maxwell, Shannon. (2011). Amazon.
Pepper's Purple Heart: A Veterans Day Story. Henry, H.F. (2003). Woodland Hills, CA: Cubbie Blue Publishing.
Price of Duty. Strasser, Todd. (2018). New York: Simon and Schuster Books.
Veterans Day. Murray, J. (2012). Edina, Minn: ABDO Pub. Co.
Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood. Pfundstein, V. (2013). Pfun-omenal Stories.
Why Do we Celebrate Veterans Day? Houser, Grace. (2019). New York: PowerKids Press.
My Vietnam, Your Iraq. Osgood, R. J., Ron Osgood Productions. United States: PBS Distribution. (2011).
Resurface: a Documentary about War, Trauma, and Surfing. Izenberg, Josh and Padula, Wynn, (2017).
Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfield. Ellis, D. (2014) Amazon.
Operation Homecoming: Stories from the Heart. Scher, A., Stone, S., True Entertainment (Firm), A-III Productions, Inc., Learning Channel (Firm), & Genius Entertainment. (2008).
Severe Clear. Fraga, K., Perez, M., Scotti, M., Inception Media Group., & Sirk Productions. (2011).
The Wounded Platoon. Edge, D., Buchanan, C., Smith, L. C., British Broadcasting Corporation., WGBH Educational Foundation., & PBS Video. (2010).
American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam. PBS.
Visions of Warriors. Lai, Ming. (2017). Amazon.
The Invisible War. Dick. K. (2012). Amazon.
Served Like a Girl. (2017). https://servedlikeagirl.com/the-film/
Eleven: The Movie. (2016). https://www.eleventhemovie.com/product-page/eleven-blu-ray-dvd
Honor Flight, the Movie. (2013). https://www.facebook.com/HonorFlightTheMovie/
Trustworthy apps developed by VA: https://mobile.va.gov/appstore
Journal of Veterans Studies (ISSN 2470-4768) - Open-access, peer-reviewed journal.
Serving Those Who Served: Librarian's Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Communities. LeMire, Sarah, Mulvihill, Kristen J. (2017) ABC-CLIO.
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