Sunday, June 12, 2011

James Fergusson's 6 books about military disasters

James Fergusson started out in journalism in 1989. His books include: Kandahar Cockney: A Tale of Two Worlds, The Vitamin Murders: Who Killed Healthy Eating in Britain?, and A Million Bullets: The Real Story of the British Army in Afghanistan.

His latest book is Taliban: The Unknown Enemy.

One of Fergusson's top six books about military disasters, as told to The Week magazine:
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason

A helicopter pilot in Vietnam, Mason was made to fly more than 1,000 assault missions in 11 months — a redefinition of “military overstretch.” His tale of courage and frontline folly recalls both Apocalypse Now and Catch-22.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue