Books About Military Brat Life

Child Of The Blue By L. Diane Ryan

In  Child of the Blue, Ryan serves up a feast of amazing memories drawn from the happy chaos of her childhood growing up in an Air Force family. She writes with humor and passion about her adventures in far flung places with extraordinary people. But the book examines things far beyond a simple retelling of a family’s wide military travel. Ryan writes wistfully about the simpler times of her baby boomer youth and the marvelous […]

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A Prescription for the Soul by Peter Weddle

It’s July, 1963. A group of American teens—army brats—are living with their parents on a tiny military outpost in Verona, Italy. They spend the next six months hanging out in Venice, searching for answers. Tumultuous events are occurring back home—the civil rights march on Washington; the church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama; and the assassination of the President—and they want to know what it will all mean for them and for their generation. Then, it’s July, […]

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A Look Back In Time by Bernard N. Lee, Jr.

A Look Back In Time: Memoir of a Military Kid in the Fifties by Bernard N. Lee, Jr. Bernard N. Lee, Jr. is the oldest son of a career veteran of the US Army. Together with his sisters, Bernadine and Almaneta, and his brother, Mercer, he traveled throughout the United States and Europe during his childhood. The places he traveled, the people he met, and the stories he remembers are shared in this memoir. A […]

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Once A Brat by Marilyn C. Morris

Marilyn Morris recounts her honest, heart-felt feelings and experiences growing up in the post World War II and Cold War era in here book Once a Brat. Here is an excerpt from Chapter One.

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The Brat Chronicles by Michael Ritter

The Brat Chronicles by Michael Ritter is full of stories and experiences all Military Brats can relate to. This excerpt will have you in stitches!

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Death by Innocence by Thomas Slagle

In 1969, at the height of the Viet Nam War, four American military and State Department brats spend their last year of high school on an American military base in Ankara, Turkey. Rampant drug use and innocent lapses of judgement combine to produce emotional scars that will last their lifetimes.

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Secrets of the Cold War By Leland McCaslin

This forthcoming book by Leland McCaslin, will shed some light on what actually was happening during the Cold War behind the scenes, affecting the lives of Military Brats who were living on military bases with their families throughout Europe and around the world.

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The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy draws upon his Military Brat world to create an unforgettable portrait of a fighter pilot father and the pressures of growing up “military”.

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The Boys From Clarey Avenue by Michelle Batson

Michelle Batson writes of a protagonist who is a Military Brat facing life in not only another new school, but in a civilian school, something many Military Brats can relate to.

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