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A Soldier’s Story: 20 War Books Told by Those Who Were There

We’re honoring America’s heroes with books that reveal what it's like to be in war.

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On Combat

On Combat

By Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

On Killing

On Killing

By Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

A Foot Soldier for Patton

A Foot Soldier for Patton

By Michael C. Bilder

SOG Medic

SOG Medic

By Joe Parnar and Robert Dumont

Bailout Over Normandy

Bailout Over Normandy

By Ted Fahrenwald

I Am Soldier of Fortune

I Am Soldier of Fortune

By Robert K. Brown

365 Days

365 Days

By Ronald J. Glasser

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

By Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

This Kind of War

This Kind of War

By T. R. Fehrenbach

High Noon of Empire

High Noon of Empire

By B A 'Jimmy' James

A Civil War Captain and His Lady

A Civil War Captain and His Lady

By Gene Barr

Valor in Vietnam

Valor in Vietnam

By Allen B. Clark

Goodbye Vietnam

Goodbye Vietnam

By William Broyles

Letters from the Trenches

Letters from the Trenches

By Jacqueline Wadsworth

A Waterloo Hero

A Waterloo Hero

By Friedrich Lindau

Days of Valor

Days of Valor

By Robert L. Tonsetic

Eyewitness to World War II

Eyewitness to World War II

By Richard Tregaskis

Special Ops

Special Ops

By Orr Kelly

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In Pharaoh's Army

By Tobias Wolff

Adventures in My Youth

Adventures in My Youth

By Armin Scheiderbauer