With Memorial Day Weekend upon us and in Wanks’ absence… the Five will honor our war vets by highlighting their stories. What are your favorite military books or just even make suggestions for books about American military history, memoirs, etc.?
In no particular order…
1. With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
by Eugene Sledge
2. Patton: Ordeal and Triumph
by Ladislas Farago — the source book for the biopic.
4. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman — about the cost of killing and seeing one’s comrades killed
5. In the Presence of Mine Enemies: 1965-1973 – A Prisoner of War
by Howard Rutledge. Riveting memoir of 8 years of hell and redemption by Rutledge.