These are things I have been reading but really haven’t mentioned.
The Candy Bombers by Andrei Cherny
This was a great history book on the personalities and politics (stories both big and small) around the Berlin Airlift. I didn’t know much about this incident other then a mental paragraph or so filed away. This is a book about unlikely heroes behind the scenes, diplomacy, public diplomacy, the cold war and politics. It was both fun and enlightening. I highly recommend it. It is a keeper.
The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
This was an excellent one-volume political and military history of the Korean War
Shadow of the Sword by Jeremiah Workman with John Bruning
This a good memoir of heroism and PTSD from the Iraq war.
The Edge of Disaster by Stephen Flynn
This is a Resiliency-as-national-goal public policy book. It is a slim quick read with some interesting suggestions.
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