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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

A British list of the best war books

It is not a list I like. Half of these are obvious picks, and the other half are inexplicable. But that’s of course what makes a horse race. The suggestions in the comments are better than the list itself. (HT to J.S. Mill)

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Beverley Goodwin/Flickr
Beverley Goodwin/Flickr

It is not a list I like. Half of these are obvious picks, and the other half are inexplicable. But that's of course what makes a horse race. The suggestions in the comments are better than the list itself.

(HT to J.S. Mill)

It is not a list I like. Half of these are obvious picks, and the other half are inexplicable. But that’s of course what makes a horse race. The suggestions in the comments are better than the list itself.

(HT to J.S. Mill)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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