Books about war? Yup.
I love reading non-fiction. Before I got back into fiction a few years ago, I read 99% non-fiction. And about 85% of those books were about wars.
Might seem like an odd thing to be into. But, maybe not, history is important. I’m fascinated by world history. The things that march countries towards conflict.
We don’t have much time to tap into the details. In school, I took a every AP history class I could: American History, European History, and World History. But I still don’t know much about World War I, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam War, to name a few.
Even having lived half my life while the US is at war in the Middle East, the real reasons and experiences of the people on the ground (and I don’t just mean the soldiers) are often ignored.
That’s why I like to read books about war. To understand the horrors behind it. What the man or woman private experiences, what the reporter really sees, what the people who are on the other side deal with.