Flags of Our Fathers
This book made me feel like I was one of the Marines who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima. The realistic story telling of that bloody battle and the human touch that makes the reader know the men who served on a personal level are what keeps this book a classic for me. To this day this is still my favorite book.
This is arguably the most detailed and well-researched book about every part of the battle for Omaha Beach from the planning, the invasion, and the aftermath. Well worth the read for anyone looking to get a glimpse on what this bloody day was like. I could not put this book down.
Joseph Balkoski does it again in this impressive work detailing the actions of the men who stormed Normandy from Utah Beach and from the skies behind Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. The realistic story telling, attention to detail, and stories of heroism filled me with awe.
Years from now when military historians study actions during the War on Terror, one of the first books they should look to for information about it is Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survior. Luttrell does not waste a single word as he gives every gritty detail of his heroic actions and those of his comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom never saw home again.
What It Is Like To Go To War
This one of the most important books I have ever read! I have read a lot of books about what that men do at war. This is the first book that does an outstanding job of telling and explaining the feelings, emotions, and thoughts of a combat infantryman and how their actions at war affect their lives forever. If you have ever served in combat, have a friend or family member who has, or you want to better understand them when they are home, this book is essential reading! I believe this book will save lives and bring us closer to our veterans more than ever before.