Recommend me some thoughtful military books
September 3, 2012 3:49 AM Subscribe
Bookfilter: Recommend me thoughtful military memoirs / journalism
posted by xchmp to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've been reading the Nathaniel Fick's autobiography One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
recently, which I picked up after reading Evan Wright's Generation Kill
I'm not really interested in macho, gung-ho military stuff (which, rightly or wrongly is my impression of Bravo Two Zero
and the like - but let me know if I'm wrong). If it has loving descriptions of guns, then it's probably not what I'm looking for. I'm interested in reading more like them, both on the journalistic and autobiographical side, or maybe similarly thoughtful accounts from civillians caught up in conflicts. I guess one of the key features I'm looking for is an awareness of (though probably not a direct focus on) the political context. I'm much more interested in accounts from recent conflicts, but anything post-WW2 would be acceptable.
Bonus points if it's available on the UK Kindle store or otherwise as an ebook in the UK. Thanks!