Veterans Day

November 11th is the day Americans set aside to honor armed services veterans.  Celebrate Veteran's Day by reading a novel about one of the wars our veterans served in.

The yellow birds : a novel / Kevin Powers

The yellow birds / Kevin Powers

In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger.

Black site : a Delta Force novel / Dalton Fury

Black site : a Delta Force novel / Dalton Fury

A first entry in a new series by the best-selling author of Kill Bin Laden finds Delta Force operator Kolt Raynor seeking redemption by attempting the rescue of teammates he caused to be captured three years earlier, a mission that leads to his discovery of an al Qaeda plot to take over a secret U.S. military prison.

Tree of smoke / Denis Johnson

Tree of smoke / Denis Johnson

The lives of Skip Sands, a spy-in-training engaged in psychological operations against the Vietcong, and brothers Bill and James Houston, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert into a war, intertwine in a compelling novel of America during the Vietnam War.

The final storm : a novel of the war in the Pacific / Jeff Shaara

The final storm : a novel of the war in the Pacific / Jeff Shaara

When the United States military refocuses on the war in Japan after the defeat of Germany, the island of Okinawa is targeted as part of a plan to halt conflicts that are inflicting massive casualties on both sides, prompting B-29 pilot Paul Tibbets to accept a mission with world-changing implications.

The red badge of courage ; and selected short fiction / Stephen Crane

The red badge of courage / Stephen Crane

Young Henry Fleming dreams of finding glory and honor as a Union soldier in the American Civil War. Yet he also harbors a hidden fear about how he may react when the horror and bloodshed of battle begin. Fighting the enemy without and the terror within, Fleming must prove himself and find his own meaning of valor.

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