Veterans’ Day is a day to not only honor veterans, but also those authors who have written about the wars in which veterans have fought:
• Stephen Crane Red Badge of Courage
• Erich Maria Remarque All Quiet on the Western Front
• Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five Or the Children’s Crusade
• Karl Marlantes What It Is Like to Go to War
• James McBride Miracle at St. Anna
• Bob G. Whitworth Through My Eyes
• Kareem Abdul-Jabbar/Anthony Walton Brothers in Arms
• David P. Colley The Road to Victory
• Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken
Some of the above titles may have been required reading while in school and some, for their point of view, are not for everyone, but memoir, novel, or narrative history, they are books I’m glad I read.
We still haven’t figured out how to live without war. And so it goes.