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10 War Books That Enlighten, Move, and Educate Their Readers

These books examine the burdens of battle, from the Revolutionary War to modern day Iraq.

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"The Good War"

"The Good War"

By Studs Terkel

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

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

U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years

U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years

By Bruce Catton

Sherman's March

Sherman's March

By Burke Davis

In Mortal Combat

In Mortal Combat

By John Toland

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The Guns of August

By Barbara W. Tuchman

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1776

By David McCullough

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The Forever War

By Dexter Filkins

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Generation Kill

By Evan Wright

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Flags of Our Fathers

By James Bradley