Joseph H. Alexander (c. 1938 – September 28, 2014) was a retired Colonel of the United States Marine Corps and a historian.
Joseph Alexander served in the Marine Corps for 29 years. He had been in command of a company during his time in Vietnam and then a battalion in Okinawa. He later served in amphibious ships at sea for five years. By the time he reached the rank of Colonel, he was Chief of Staff to the 3rd Marine Division.
When Joseph Alexander retired, he began a new career as a writer. He worked with Lou Reda Productions as chief historian and scriptwriter for their documentaries, which were aired on the History Channel of the Arts and Entertainment Network. He resided in Asheville, North Carolina. He was a member of the board of Habitat for Humanity and volunteers as a home builder. He died aged 76 in Asheville, North Carolina on September 28, 2014.
- Across the Reef
- Battle of the Barricades: U.S. Marines in the recapture of Seoul OCLC 48015171
- Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II ISBN 1557500207 OCLC 44764056
- A Fellowship of Valor: The History of the United States Marines ISBN 0060182660 OCLC 36768068
- Fleet operations in a mobile war: September 1950-June 1951 ISBN 0945274459 OCLC 47100999
- Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific ISBN 1557500320 OCLC 36135875
- Sea Soldiers in the Cold War: Amphibious Warfare 1945-1991 ISBN 155750055X OCLC 30594615
- Utmost Savagery: The Amphibious Seizure of Tarawa ISBN 1557500312 OCLC 32349301
- Naval Institute Author of the Year in 1996
- Naval History Author of the Year in 2010
- Theodore And Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize In Naval History in 1995
- Alexander, Joseph (2001). Edson's Raiders: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.
- Alexander, Joseph (1997). Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific. Library of Congress.
- Alexander, Joseph; Horan, Don; Stahl, Nick (1997). A Fellowship of Valor: The Battle History of the United States Marines. Lou Reda Productions, Inc..
- "Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) | U.S. Naval Institute". Usni.org. http://www.usni.org/author/colonel-joseph-h-alexander-us-marine-corps-retired. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
- Alexander, Joseph (1995). Sea Soldiers in the Cold War: Amphibious Warfare 1945-1991. Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute.
- "Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps - U.S. Naval Institute". usni.org. http://www.usni.org/author/colonel-joseph-h-alexander-us-marine-corps.
- Joseph H. Alexander. "Utmost Savagery". Goodreads. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55732.Utmost_Savagery?from_search=true.
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