Don DeNevi

During the past 20 years, Don DeNevi, a frequent Leatherneck con­tributor, has written book reviews for various military veteran newspapers and journals.

Don DeNevi has written or co-written 35 books, including “Military Railway Service: America’s Soldier-Railroaders in WWII,” “They Came to Destroy America—The FBI Goes to War Against Nazi Spies and Saboteurs Before and During World War II,” “The West Coast Goes to War—Homefront Activities During World War II” and “America’s Fighting Railroads: A World War II Pictorial History.” In addition, he assisted in the reissuing of Captain Ellis M. Zacharias’ WW II memoir in the Pacific, “Secret Missions.”

A retired college professor, he now serves as historian/archivist at San Quentin State Prison near San Rafael, Calif.

 

Articles by this Author

THE MARINES TAKE ANBAR: The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda. By Richard H. Shultz Jr. Published by Naval Institute Press. 288 pages. Stock #1612511406. $35.96 MCA Members. $39.95 Regular Price. Successful campaigns are won by brains. Whether they be wars for terrain or battles tor city streets,...
AL GRAY, MARINE-The Early Years, 1950-1967, Volume One. By Scott Laidig. Published by Potomac Institute Press. 389 pages. Stock #0985248300. $44.96 MCA Members. $49.95 Regular Price. Reading "Al Gray, Marine - The Early Years, 1950-1967, stirs the heart and mind, leading one to imagine additional...
Although not an official history, "Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps" may serve one day as either a scholarly preface or a commanding conclusion for a much-needed, definitive 50,000-page, 50-volume set on the "breed apart" that begs to be fully documented, written and prepared for...
Tinian. Ti/nia/n or Ti-ne-an. Translation: "calm, peaceful setting of the afternoon sun," from "trilial," an ancient Chamorro Carolinian term. How ironic, and almost fitting, that such a simply spelled, beautiful sounding name would become known in world history as the tiny launching pad for the...
Pulsating throughout the pages of "The Snake Eaters: An Unlikely Band of Brothers and the Battle for the Soul of Iraq," often paragraph by paragraph, is probity, a virtue defined by this noblest noun in the English language. Resonating among a small team of U.S. advisors, call sign "Outcast," it...
NIGHTFIGHTER: Radar Intercept Killer. By Mark A. Magruder. Published by Pelican Publishing Company. 288 pages. Stock #1455615315. $22.46 MCA Members. $24.95 Regular Price.
THE AFGHAN WAY OF WAR: How and Why They Fight. By Robert Johnson. Published by Oxford Un iversity Press. 375 pages. Stock #0199798567. $26.96 MCA Members. $29.95 Regular Price.
FIGHTING FOR MACARTHUR: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines. By John Gordon. Published by Naval Institute Press. 384 pages. Stock #1612510574. $29.66 MCA Members. $32.95 Regular Price. Day after dire day early in April of 1942, heartbreaking front-page headlines and...
GRAB THEIR BELTS TO FIGHT THEM: The Viet Cong's Big-Unit War Against the U.S., 1965-1966. By Warren Wilkins. Published by Naval Institute Press. 312 pages. Stock #1591149614. $32.36 MCA Members. $35.95 Regular Price.
BLACK SHEEP: The Life of Pappy Boyington. By John F. Wukovits. Published by Naval Institute Press. 288 pages. Stock #1591149770. $31.46 MCA Members. $34.95 Regular Price. Marine hero. Marine drunk. Sadly, the paradox of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington's puzzling personality came down to this: How did the...

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