* God's Angry Man, the incredible journey of Private Joe Haan. Look, if you have nothing to do, and all day to do it, read this book. It might be a great time-filler, but it is a boring read, and the title is misleading in the extreme.

Wayne Quist

**** Flying Through Midnight, A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War. John Halliday

**** Ghost Soldiers, a mostly forgotten, but dramatic and exciting story of the rescue of WWII POWs in the Philippine prison camp of Cabanatuan.

Hampton Sides

**** Into The Green, a very raw, but accurate, account of what it was like to be a platoon leader in the Vietnam stupidity. A very worthwhile read, but lots of language.

Cherokee Paul McDonald

*** The Son Tay Prison Raid, a rescue mission that failed due to rotten security. The raid was executed perfectly, the prison camp was empty.

Benjamin Schemmer

**** With God in A P.O.W. Camp. An uplifting story of faith and cruelty in the Vietnam prison camps. The miracles that faith can provide in the worst of situations.

Commander Ralph Gaither, with Steve Henry

**** Marine! The Life of Chesty Puller. Chesty was born a Marine & lived a lifetime of Marine service. The ultimate fighting leader, loved by his men and not always accepted well in the Officer corps. Burke Davis

** Daring to Win. A collection of military actions throughout a whole litany of military conflicts. Interesting if you are a war buff. I'm not.
David Eshel.

** Blood Rites. One person's attempt to explain the motivations for why we go to war in the first place. The one variable she left out of her equation is that we are evil and corrupt at our root. Duh.
Barbara Ehrenreich.

**** Surviving Hell. Another of the many books that describe the hell that the 'Hanoi Hilton' was, and the incredible cruelty of the North Vietnamese captors.
Leo Thorsness.

**** Unbroken. A sorry WWII tale of a couple of airmen whose bomber crashed, then they were forced to spend an unconscionable amount of time at sea in a raft, then captured by the Japanese and subjected to the most unspeakable cruelty. That they survived at all is an incredible miracle.
Laura Hillenbrand.

*** Blind Man's Bluff. A story of submarine espionage. Gripping at times.
Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew.

**** Prisoner 83571. Another tale of the cruelty and difficulty of remaining alive in a German prison camps.
Samuel Don.

**** Perpetrators, Victimes & Bystanders. A story of the holocaust by a preeminent scholar of that event.
Raul Hilberg.

**** Hitler's Spy Chief. The betrayal of Hitler by his own chief intelligence operative.
Richard Bassett.

*** The Flight. The first man to break the Argentine military's pack of silence by openly confessing his part in the hideous practice of pushing live political dissidents out of airplanes over the South Atlantic during Argentina's dirty war.
Horacio Verbitsky.

*** The Tuskegee Airmen, the men who changed a nation. An ehaustive analysis of the of the black squadron and their contributions to the winning of WWII.
Charles Francis.
Adolph Caso

**** Under Fire, an American Story. The sad accounting of the attempted crucifixion of Oliver North, by the government that put him in harm's way. Simply put, a wakeup call to the corruption of our government, and the lengths they will go to cover their ass when their misdeeds become visible.
Oliver North, William Novak

**** Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil & Fundamentalism in Central Asia. A brilliant insight into the mind of these people and their 'value system'. If you think after reading this that there ever will be peace in this region, you are living in the fantasy zone.
Ahmed Rashid

**** Was God On Vacation? A story of a dutch youth, imprisonment by the Germans, escape, working against the Nazis and the eventual end of the war. Another insight into the holocaust, and the evil that was Germany at that time.
Jack van der Geest

*** Deadly Sky. An insight into the dreariness and fear that is war from the perspective of those that fought it.
John C. McManus

*** My War. A not altogether interesting treatise on WWII, as told through the eyes of one of its participants, and a journalist throughout this conflict. Valuable for the insight it gave into this conflict from a reporters point of view.
Andy Rooney

** The Prince of the Marshes. A story of one individual, tasked to bring order into a province of Iraq after the war, and the complete and utter nonsense of even trying to get these people to act in an orderly way. The only thing that matters to these societies of tribal, religious and countless other 'divisions', is who has the biggest guns, and who has the most idiotic devoted followers. Stupid. An incredible slog of a read.
Rory Stewart

*** Holocaust Diaries. The writings of a Russian child caught up in the events of WWII, and as a result had to suffer many horrible events, losing her entire family, and spending time in a German prison camp. The war and suffering through the eyes of a young girl that had to grow up way too fast.
Nonna Bannister

*** No Hero. An accounting of the author's time in the Navy Seals, and his eventual departure from that organization. Moderately interesting read. Mark Owen

*** The Heart and the Fist. A sort of examination of the Navy Seals, war and compassion. An interesting read. Eric Greitens

*** Marching Toward Hell. An examination of the Iraq War, its consequences, our so-called 'war on terror', and our ineffective foreign policy. An examination of things that likely will not change or get better. Michael Scheuer

**** The Right Thing. A careful examination of the deadly collision of the submarine Greenville with a Japanese fishing vessel. The causes, the results and the blame. Cmdr. Waddle took full responsibility, and thereby prematurely finished his illustrious (to that point) Navy career. A sad ending for a very capable and dedicated sailor.
Cmdr. Scott Waddle, with Ken Abraham