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Posted March 13, 2010
I bought this for my husband and he loves history. He said that he keeps learning new facts, likes the short stories, keeps his interest. He loves the book and wants to buy it for his brother who is also a history buff. Great gift book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 22, 2010
I gave this book to two individuals (along with a copy for myself) who have commented about how enjoyable yet interesting and thought-provoking this book. Their comments prompted me to buy a copy for myself!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 16, 2010
Posted June 8, 2009
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I don't know who Uncle John is, but he certainly pulled together some great writers and some wonderful pieces of military facts, fiction, and lore when he put this book together. Completely enjoyable from beginning to end, you will learn something in every sitting. Every service is mentioned repeatedly, and actions from the amazingly heroic to the ridiculously stupid are given equal time. Everything is simply written, easily formatted, and continuously refreshing and entertaining. From the somber (Arlington) to the comedic (Beetle Bailey, Bob Hope), every aspect of military life is covered, and in such a way that the reader is both educated and entertained.
I especially liked the way the authors divide up large topics into easily manageable chapters appearing in different places in the book. That keeps the reader from getting too much of any one topic at one time, and keeps things moving. I also really enjoyed the little factoids at the bottom of each page, completely unrelated to the story. These were always short but very interesting; an added bonus on each page.
Full of facts and fun, this is a must for any military member's bathroom, and will be heartily enjoyed by anyone who either served or just has a passing interest in the military.
Posted June 19, 2010
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