One thing you might not know about me from reading the blog is that one of the subjects I am most interested in is the modern American military.
Thanks to a retweet from Lambda Literary, I found out about Military Times posting a list of the best military books of the decade.
The actual list has some blurbage, but I'll list out the books below. I've read a couple of them and have had a few others on my radar of stuff I'd really like to read. I'm really excited for this list and working my way through it.
Shane Comes Home, by Rinker Buck
Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood, by Donovan Campbell
The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army, by David Cloud and Greg Jaffe
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq, by John Crawford
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer, by Nathaniel Fick
The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins
The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel
Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America, by Nathaniel Frank
The War I Always Wanted: The Illusion of Glory and the Reality of War, by Brandon Friedman
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor
Just Another Soldier: A Year on the Ground in Iraq, by Jason Christopher Hartley
The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education, by Craig M. Mullaney
The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family, by Martha Raddatz
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, by Thomas E. Ricks
Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, by Anthony Swofford
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War, by Evan Wright