Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mud and Conflict

Today we have two books from the Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Series. The first, Flesh in Armour, was written by Leonard Mann, an Australian author with personal combat experience in World War I.  Another in the series, Retreat: A Story of 1918, was written by a British veteran, Charles R. Benstead. The books are available at Amazon1 for $13 and $14 respectively. They are novels, but written from the perspective of men who were there.

Moving to the current day, a new non-fiction book from Naval Institute Press attempts to get to the root of the question:  Has the popular press abrogated its role as 'simply' reporters and moved to opinion makers and leader? This book by Joel R. Davidson, Armchair Warriors, juxtaposes letters
 from citizens to military leaders with popular press reports to try to examine the correlation. Published in 2008, this book is a timely query. It is $18.50 at Amazon1.

All three of these books are in new condition. These are the kinds of extraordinary donations we often receive from our supporters. We thank you for those as without them, we would be hard pressed to raise funds to support literacy in our community. If you have ideas or suggestions on how we can expand our better focus our role in doing that, please let us know by contacting us!


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