M*A*S*H Library

Having a selection of M*A*S*H books as part of the collection is vital since the series itself began as a novel by Richard Hooker. All 15 of the M*A*S*H novels are part of the collection, and so are books about the series. Many dedicated fans have written FAQ and fact books, and those are well represented. As are books by members of the series cast and crew since they offer an inside story of how the series was created.

The final group of books presented in the collection are related to real MASH units in Korea. As a historian, I appreciate how the creators of the series used the stories provided by nurses and doctors from real MASH units and integrated them into the series. This is a big part of what made the characters and series feel real. The collection features books by, and about, real doctors, nurses, medics, and helicopter pilots during the Korean War. These books have led me to appreciate the attention to detail and respect the series creators paid to the real doctors, nurses, and wounded soldiers who experienced a MASH unit.

The books in the collection are arranged into four categories, and they are in each category alphabetically by the last name of the author. Each title is cited using The Chicago Manual of Style (since that is what we historians use!). The monthly From the M*A*S*H Library posts will feature a review of one of the books from the collection. Once a book has been reviewed, the title of the book will be hyperlinked to the review.

M*A*S*H Novels & Play

Hooker, Richard. MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1968.

Hooker, Richard. M*A*S*H Goes to Maine. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1971.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to New Orleans. New York: Pocket Books, 1975.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to Paris. New York: Pocket Books, 1975.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to London. New York: Pocket Books, 1975.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to Morocco. New York: Pocket Books, 1976.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to Las Vegas. New York: Pocket Books, 1976.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to Hollywood. New York: Pocket Books, 1976.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to Miami. New York: Pocket Books, 1976.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to San Francisco. New York: Pocket Books, 1976.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goest to Vienna. New York: Pocket Books, 1976.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to Montreal. New York: Pocket Books, 1977.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to Texas. New York: Pocket Books, 1977.

Hooker, Richard and William E. Butterworth. M*A*S*H Goes to Moscow. New York: Pocket Books, 1977.

Hooker, Richard. M*A*S*H Mania. New York: Pocket Books, 1977.

Kelly, Tim. M*A*S*H: A Full-Length Comedy. Chicago: The Dramatic Publishing Company, 1973.

Kelly, Tim. M*A*S*H: A One-Act Cutting. Woodstock, IL: The Dramatic Publishing Company, 1973.

M*A*S*H Series

Alda, Arlene and Alan Alda. The Last Days of M*A*S*H. Verona, NJ: The Unicorn Publishing House, 1983.

Bertling, Paul. M*A*S*H: The Official 4077 Quiz Manual. New York: New American Library, 1984.

Clauss, Jed. M*A*S*H: The First 5 Years, 1972 – 1977. Mattituck, NY: Aeonian Press, Inc., 1977.

Derose, Christopher and Ryan. The M*A*S*H Trivia Quiz Book. Orlando, FL: BearManor Media, 2019.

Diffrient, David Scott. TV Milestones Series: M*A*S*H. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008.

Herz, Peggy. All About M*A*S*H. New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1975.

Herz, Peggy. TV Close-Ups. New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1975.

Kalter, Suzy. The Complete Book of M*A*S*H. New York: Abradale Press, 1984.

Lasswell, Mark. TV Guide: Fifty Years of Television. New York: Crown Publishers, 2002.

Marschall, Rick. History of Television. New York: Gallery Books, 1986.

M*A*S*H and Fun Facts for all Fans: Discovering the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital with Collection of Quizzes. Coppell, TX: 2021.

Matthews, Timothy. M*A*S*H Trivia and Quiz: How Well Do You Know M*A*S*H? 2022.

Mitz, Rick. The Great TV Sitcom Book. New York: Richard Marek Publishers, 1980.

Mitz, Rick. The Great TV Sitcom Book: Expanded Edition. New York: The Putnam Publishing Group, 1988.

Reed, Mark. M*A*S*H-ed Up Wisdom: Practical and Metaphysical Wisdom from a CSL Practitioner, M*A*S*H-aholic, and Retired Master Sargent. 2022.

Reiss, David S. M*A*S*H: The Exclusive, Inside Story of TV’s Most Popular Show. Indianapolis: The Bobb-Merill Company, Inc., 1980.

Reiss, David S. M*A*S*H: The Exclusive, Inside Story of TV’s Most Popular Show. Indianapolis: The Bobb-Merill Company, Inc., 1983.

Rothaus, James R. M*A*S*H. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1986.

Sherman, Dale. MASH FAQ: Everything Left to Know about the Best Care Anywhere. Milwaukee: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2016.

Solomonson, Ed and Mark O’Neill. TV’s M*A*S*H: The Ultimate Guide Book. Albany, GA: BearManor Media, 2009.

St. John, George. MASH Trivia: The Unofficial Quiz Book. New York: Bell Publishing Company, 1983.

Wittebols, James H. Watching M*A*S*H, Watching America: A Social History of the 1972 – 1983 Television Series. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 1998.

M*A*S*H Series Cast & Crew

Alda, Alan. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other Things I’ve Learned. New York: Random House, 2005.

Alda, Alan. Things I Overheard while Talking to Myself. New York: Random House, 2007.

Alan, Alda. Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie. Los Angeles: Samuel French, 2012.

Alda, Alan. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating. New York: Random House, 2017.

Burghoff, Gary. Gary Burghoff: To M*A*S*H and Back: My Life in Poems and Songs (That Nobody ever Wanted to Publish). Albany, GA: BearManor Media, 2009.

Gurghoff, Gary and Mark O’Neill. Gary Burghoff’s The Home. Albany, GA: BearManor Media, 2017.

Christopher, William and Barbara. Mixed Blessings. New York: Avon Books, 1989.

Cooper, Jackie with Dick Kleiner. Please Don’t Shoot my Dog: An Autobiography of Jackie Cooper. New York: Berkley Book, 1981.

Farr, Jamie with Robert Blair Kaiser. Just Farr Fun. Clearwater, FL: Eubanks/Donizetti, Inc., 1994.

Farr, Jamie & Joy. Hababy’s Christmas Eve. Asheville, NC: Back of the Mouse Books, 2010.

Farrell, Mike. Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist. New York: RDV Books, 2007.

Farrell, Mike. Of Mule and Man. New York: Akashic Books, 2009.

Gelbart, Larry. Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God!, and a few Other Things. New York: Random House, 1998.

Levine, Ken. Me Generation…by Me, The: Growing up in the ’60s. Coppell, TX: 2012.

Levine, Ken. Where the Hell am I? Trips I have Survived. Coppell, TX: 2011.

Malarcher, Jay. The Classically American Comedy of Larry Gelbart. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2003.

Maxwell, Jeff. Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess: The Lost Recipes of Private Igor. Nashville: Cumberland House, 1997.

Swit, Loretta with Ellen Appel. A Needlepoint Scrapbook. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1986.

Swit, Loretta and Mies Hora. SwitHeart: The Watercolour Art & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit. Stony Point, NY: Ultimate Symbol, 2017.

M*A*S*H Film

Altman, Kathryn Reed and Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan. Altman. New York: Abrams, 2014.

Caso, Frank. Robert Altman: In the American Grain. London: Reaktion Books, 2015.

Kellerman, Sally. Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life. New York: Weinstein Books, 2013.

Magee, Gayle Sherwood. Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion. New York, Oxford University Press, 2014.

Niemi, Robert. The Cinema of Robert Altman: Hollywood Maverick. New York: Wallflower Press, 2016.

Thompson, David, ed. Altman on Altman. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

Zuckoff, Mitchell. Robert Altman: The Oral Biography. New York: Vintage Books, 2009.

MASH and Medical Units in Korea

Anderson, William J. “Doc.” Battlefield Doc: Memoirs of a Korean War Combat Medic. St. Louis: Moonbridge Publications, 2015.

Ann Marie. Letters to Ann: The Korean War 1950 – 1951. Denver, CO, 2013.

Apel, Otto F. Jr., M.D. and Pat Apel. MASH: An Army Surgeon in Korea. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1998.

Benton, John. Should be Soldiers: An Army Combat Battalion Medical Aid Station During the Korean War. Bloomington, IN, 2003.

Cowdrey, Albert E. United States Army in Korean War: The Medics’ War. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1987.

Gelfand, Samuel M. Memoirs of a MASH Surgeon. Coppell, TX: Kindle Direct Publishing, 2019.

Griess, Lorna. M*A*S*H Vietnam: What’s it’s Like to be a War Nurse. Laylor Press, 2016.

Herman, Jan K. Frozen in Memory: U.S. Navy Medicine in the Korean War. Booklocker.com, Inc., 2006.

Holleman, Jeremiah Henry. An Unbroken Chain. Columbus, MS: 1997.

Horwitz, Dorothy G., ed. We will not be Strangers: Korean War Letters Between a M.A.S.H Surgeon and his Wife. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Jensen, Robert Travis, M.D. Bloody Snow: A Doctor’s Memoir of the Korean War. Carmel, IN: Cork Hill Press, 2005.

Kahn, Richard (Dick). Mishmash: My “After-Mash” Experiences: A Pictorial Memoir. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2009.

Kirkland, Richard C. Tales of a Helicopter Pilot. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002.

Kirkland, Richard C. MASH Angels: Tales of the First Evac Helicopters. Chapel Hill, NC: Professional Press, 2004.

Mutza, Wayne. Legends of Warfare Aviation: Bell 47/H-13 Sioux Helicopter: Military and Civilian Use, 1946 to the Present. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2017.

Omori, Frances. Quiet Heroes: Navy Nurses of the Korean War 1950 – 1953, Far East Command. Saint Paul, MN: Smith House Press, 2000.

Philpot, Van B., Jr. Battalion Medics. New York: Exposition Press, 1955.

Plemmons, Mark. MASHED: Korean War Medics and Misadventures: A Mobile Surgical Hospital Roleplaying Game. Chicago: Brabblemark Press, 2017.

Shadish, William, M.D. with Lewis H. Carlson. When Hell Froze Over: The Memoir of a Korean War Combat Physician who Spent 1010 Days in a Communist Prison Camp. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2007.

Shoemaker, Robert C., M.D. A Surgeon Remembers Korea: 1950 – 1951 and the Marines. Victoria, BC: Trafford, 2005.

Slaughter, Frank G. Sword and Scalpel. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1957.

Strejck, George. 91 Bravo Medic: A Memoir of the Second Korean War. Createspace, 2014.

Waltner, Richard H. Men in Skirts: An Army Medic’s Account of the Korean War and After. San Jose, CA: Authors Choice Press, 2000.

White, W. L. Back Down the Ridge. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953.

Witt, Linda, Judith Bellafaire, Britta Granrud, and Mary Jo Binker. “A Defense Weapon Known to be of Value:” Servicewomen of the Korean War Era. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2005.

The Korean War

Appleman, Roy E. United States Army in the Korean War: South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu: Book 1. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1992.

Appleman, Roy E. United States Army in the Korean War: South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu: Book 2. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1992.

Chung, Donald K., M.D. The Three Day Promise: A Korean Soldier’s Memoir. Tallahassee, FL: Father and Son Publishing, Inc., 1990.

Gough, Terrence J. U.S. Army Mobilization and Logistics in the Korean War: A Research Approach. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1987.

Granfield, Linda. I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War, 1950-53. New York: Clarion Book, 2003.

Hermes, Walter G. United States Army in the Korean War: Truce Tent and Fighting Front. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 2000.

Mossman, Billy C. United States Army in the Korean War: Ebb and Flow: November 1950 – July 1951. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1990.

Sawyer, Robert K. Military Advisors in Korea: KMAG in Peace and War. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1962.

Schnabel, James F. United States Army in the Korean War: The Korean War Policy and Direction: The First Year. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, 1992.