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Memorial Day reading

Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal's opinionjournal.com featured James Webb's five favorite books on the military. I was shocked to find a long-time favorite of mine, Anton Myrer's Once An Eagle at the top of his list, with Bernard Fall's Hell In A Very Small Place second, because these are two of my favorite books on the broad topic of the military as well. I personally would have picked Tuchman's Stilwell and the American Experience in China in place of her Guns of August at #5, but then Mr. Webb is an Annapolis graduate and a combat veteran; I defer to his superior education and experience. Check out the list (I'm awfully fond of #4, which my decidedly unmilitary aunt Pat loaned to me when I was young and impressionable) and read them all.