Books by Bing West

ONE MILLION STEPS by Bing West
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A moving account of bravery."
The terrible toll of the Marine Corps' ferociously fighting Third Platoon in Afghanistan, within the context of a larger failed U.S. effort. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Combat memoirs don't get any more personal, and Meyer deserves honors for his honesty here just as much as for his experiences in the field."
Scarifying memoir by Medal of Honor winner Meyer, proving that war is indeed hell—and the bureaucracy of war more hellish still. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"A devastating critique of U.S. foreign policy regarding a seemingly endless war."
Marine veteran, Atlantic correspondent and assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, West (The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, 2008, etc.) offers a bleak view of the war in Afghanistan. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"A timely, eye-opening historical analysis that provides clarity around the difficult choices the next president faces."
Balanced, panoramic assessment of the Iraq War by former Marine and Reagan administration veteran West (No True Glory, 2005, etc.), who heralds American soldiers as its unsung heroes amid the "fog of Washington." Read full book review >
THE PEPPERDOGS by Bing West
Released: Jan. 3, 2003

"First-novelist West, himself a former marine captain (The Villager, 1972) takes on complex themes here—duty, loyalty, and what to do when they conflict—and deals with them capably. Mostly, though, this is a story about warriors, told authoritatively and brilliantly."
When five Marines cross from Kosovo into Serbia to rescue a kidnapped comrade, they launch an international incident—and what might the best suspense novel of the year. Read full book review >