Booking Through Thursday: War Stories

From Booking Through Thursday

It is November 11th, known here in the U.S. as Veteran’s Day, formerly Armistice Day to remember the end of WWI but expanded to honor all veterans who have fought for their country, so…
Do you read war stories? Fictional ones? Histories?

Why, yes, I do.
In fact, among some of my colleagues, I’ve become notorious for always talking about war books.
Not sure what that’s all about, but I just can’t seem to get enough.
Here’s a short list of some of my favorites:
Best recent nonfiction book: War by Sebastian Junger
Best science fiction novel: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (I know this sounds weird, but this book gave me a strong sense of what it must be like to be a soldier)
Best historical novels:
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (the book that launched me into years of reading Civil War books and tromping through battlefields)
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (I’m very grateful to both teachers who assigned it)

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