Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Jack Jacobs's 6 favorite books about war

Jack Jacobs is one of 144 Medal of Honor recipients featured in Medal of Honor, a new book of photographs and profiles assembled to commemorate the medal's 150th anniversary.

One of Jacobs's six favorite books about war, as told to The Week magazine:
A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

No human enterprise gives young people such authority and responsibility at an early age as war. Caputo, a young Marine lieutenant, learned the hard way the toll such responsibility can take when Marines under his supervision made the decision to kill two captives in Vietnam.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue