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An Army brigadier general recommends 10 military books for military leaders

Anthony J. Tata graduated from West Point and served 28 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Brigadier General. A master parachutist and graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, he commanded combat infantry units in the 25th Infantry and 4th Infantry Divisions, 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, and the 10th Mountain Division. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 25,000 strong Allied and Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, overseeing a vast array of combat and logistical operations.

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A very British list of war memoirs

It leaves out a lot of my favorites, even British ones, by authors such as Robert Graves, Keith Douglas and Field Marshal Slim. Still, an interesting list for including people like Spike Milligan.

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Name 10 good graphic novels about war?

After seeing a tweet about a graphic novel about Gettysburg, I realized that I’ve never seen many graphic novels about war. I did mention one about Bosnia a few months ago, but aside from that, I haven’t seen many.

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Best places to read certain books?

It is always great to read a book about a place when you are in that place — for example, reading Killer Angels while on a trip to walk the Gettysburg battlefield, or Son of the Morning Star while driving across Montana or Wyoming.

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Prize and Prejudice

Do international book awards dilute world literature?

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