I have always had a healthy appetite for military books because they sell. Books—both fiction and non-fiction—about the Civil War, and the two world wars sell particularly well.
This weekend, I had the opportunity to browse in a bookstore in Quantico, Virginia—where the FBI is based and where marine officers receive their first qualification and training. I found the range of titles they carry very interesting.
I was at Quantico because my son was graduating from Officer Candidate School in the Marines and, in fact, he and his classmates had read many of the books (though obviously not all) that I found below:
(Interestingly Battle Cry is a book that my father both edited and published.)
All of this underlines the fact that books about military subjects hold a real fascination for the reading public. Now that my son is an officer, it’s a category I will follow more closely. What are your favorite military titles?