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12 Powerful War Novels that Transcend War

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.25.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Matt Gallagher | Off the Shelf That war stories must occur in strange lands far from home, filled with bullets and blood, remains a powerful fall...

The Words After War Interview With Phil Klay by Victoria Kelly

Words After War | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Words After War

Phil Klay joined the Marines in 2004 after graduating from Dartmouth and served in Iraq in 2007 and 2008. His first book, Redeployment, a collection o...

The Words After War Interview with Bryan Doerries by Phil Klay

Words After War | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Words After War

For years, theater director and translator Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces readings of ancient tragedies for current and returned service members, veterans, and their families as a catalyst for powerful discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war.

The Words After War Interview With Michael Pitre By Bryan Doerries

Words After War | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Words After War

"I didn't have a political motive for writing the book. I just wanted to tell a story that my friends from the war would recognize. The struggle to find your place in a civilian world so totally disconnected from the war was just one facet of our experience."

In the Shadow of War

Beverly Gologorsky | Posted 02.09.2014 | Home
Beverly Gologorsky

For at least a decade, Americans have been living in the shadow of war and yet, except in pop fiction of the Tom Clancy variety (where, in the end, we always win), there's remarkably little evidence of it.

'Yellow Birds' Author Reveals Essential Books About War

Kevin Powers | Posted 11.18.2012 | Home
Kevin Powers

Five essential books about war

Iraq Veteran Reveals His Favorite Soldier Stories

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

By Paul Rieckhoff for Bookish As the last American troops come home from Iraq, Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America,...

Writing About War

The New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Soldier-writers have long produced American literature, from Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs about the Civil War to Norman Mailer's World War II novel, "Th...

Veterans Day: 10 Classic American War Books (POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In honor of Veterans Day, we've put together a list of 10 great American war books. These range from the timeless classics to the modern, from those t...