Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Six favorite books about war

Jack Jacobs is one of 144 Medal of Honor recipients featured in Medal of Honor, a new book of photographs and profiles assembled to commemorate the medal's 150th anniversary.

One of Jacobs's six favorite books about war, as told to The Week magazine:
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Gettysburg was not just another battle in history: It forever changed the life of this country. Some 50,000 Americans lost their lives over three days. Shaara's depiction of the battle is fictional, but it bares the human soul, and is incomparable in conveying the atmosphere of the war.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Killer Angels is on the Christian Science Monitor's list of the ten best novels of the U.S. Civil War.

--Marshal Zeringue