Author: BJ Armstrong

War Books: Cmdr. BJ Armstrong, US Navy

It likely seems strange, particularly as a card-carrying historian, that I generally avoid book lists. Clearly books and reading are important—more important for the development of true professionalism than most sailors, Marines, soldiers, or airmen understand. However, I tend to find book lists to be intensely personal. What rings true for one reader may not work for another, and what provokes a lasting memory for one student is quickly forgotten by another. However, in the interest of helping “War Books” take on more jointness, I offer a few titles to consider. That said, as Lieutenant Junior Grade Will Hunting...

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