Saturday, May 26, 2007

Books for Memorial Day

John McCain gives his top five list of books for Memorial Day.

I'd add Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945, by Max Hastings. An excerpt:

Exceptional professional skills coupled with absolute ruthlessness rendered many German - and Russian - generals repugnant human beings but formidable warriors. The democracies recruited their generals from societies in which militiary achievement was deemed a doubtful boon, if not an embarrassment. The American and British armies in the Second World War paid a high price for the privilege of the profoundly anti-militaristic ethos of their nations.

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