Monday, May 29, 2017

Seven books of war and sacrifice

One title on People magazine's Memorial Day reading list:
Jarhead by Anthony Swofford

U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford's memoir reveals what it was really like to be in Saudi Arabia for the first Gulf War. From being fired upon and contemplating suicide to the boredom and horror of the front line, his account is brutal and inspired the 2005 film. When it was time to go to battle with the Iraqis, "he was forced to consider what it means to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man."
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue