In Memory of Those Who Served

Posted on May 27, 2010. Filed under: Nonfiction | Tags: , , , , |

This coming Monday is Memorial Day. In honor of those brave souls who serve or have served our country in the military, I thought I’d blog about new books Oakton has acquired about American soldiers and the wars they have fought.

The first book I’d like to highlight is The Good Soldiers by Pulitzer Prize winner David Finkel. This book tells the true story of a platoon of soldiers during the war in Iraq.

Another book that we recently acquired is Blue Skies, Black Wings: African American Pioneers of Aviation by Samuel L. Broadnax. This book recounts the tales of African American aviators from 1911-1945.

If you are interested in current military training of soldiers, we’ve obtained Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior by Dick Couch. This book reports on the special training of the Green Berets.

Another interesting book about an elite force of the United States military is Killer Elite: The Inside Story of America’s Most Secret Special Operations Team by Michael Smith. This books explores the last 25 years of the Intelligence Support Activity.

Finally, if you are looking for military history, we recently acquired two books about WWII by Max HastingsArmageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 and Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-1945.

-posted by Gretchen Schneider

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