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The Sparrow and the Hawk:  Costa Rica and the United States During the Rise of José Figueres  (1997)



In the Eagle's Shadow:  The United States and Latin America (2003, 2009 2nd edition)


Senator Albert Gore Sr.:  Tennessee Maverick (2004). Forward by Al Gore, Jr.


Deconstructing Reagan: Conservative Mythology and America's Fortieth President  (editor and contributor, 2006)



Grunts:  The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam  (2008, 2nd edition, 2020)



The Morenci Marines:  A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War  (2013)



Reagan and the World:  Leadership and National Security, 1981-1989  (Co-editor with Bradley Coleman and contributor, 2017)


LBJ's 1968:  Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval (2018)



In Harm's Way:  A History of the American Military Experience, (Co-author with Gene Smith and David Coffey, 2019)

"Longley has produced something all too rare in the field of military history, not only a work that focuses on the soul of warfare—the reality of young men and their lives in a brutal environment—but also a work that eloquently addresses many of the main historiographical themes of the conflict, from race, to class, to societal motivation.” Author Andrew Wiest, on The Morenci Marines

"Longley's Texas-size epic reveals the tragedy, comedy, pathos and heroism in the extraordinary events that followed that fateful year, 1968." Historian Elizabeth Cobbs, on LBJ's 1968 

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