Post Tagged with:WAR
Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

HUMAN NATURE

Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

By Melissa H. Pierson ×

There's a science to making the modern soldier. Do we need a science for turning them back into civilians? Melissa Holbrook Pierson reads new books from Mary Roach and Sebastian Junger.
War & Peace

SUMMER READING

War & Peace

By The Editors of O Magazine ×

In a world consumed by wars of all kinds, how do we make sense of the madness? These six books make a start.
Anatomy of a Soldier

FICTION

Anatomy of a Soldier

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

Can fiction capture the experience of 21st-century war? Heller McAlpin looks at Harry Parker's unconventional new novel.
Hystopia

FICTION

Hystopia

Reviewed by Mark Athitakis ×

David Means' heady trip of a novel follows a group of Vietnam veterans into an alternate 1970 where a new drug promises forgetfulness from the trauma of combat. Mark Athitakis reviews.
Suddenly Everything Stops

DAYBOOK

Suddenly Everything Stops

By Steve King ×

This week in history: the war in Syria -- a nation "burnt alive" -- is another year older.
The Tsar of Love and Techno

FICTION

The Tsar of Love and Techno

Reviewed by Tom LeClair ×

The author of "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" returns with a set of short stories that link to his award-winning debut. Review by Tom LeClair.
Orphaned by History

DAYBOOK

Orphaned by History

By Steve King ×

65 years ago this week: the start of the Korean War, "a puzzling, gray, very distant conflict."
Marian Palaia at War’s Perimeter

GUEST BOOKS

Marian Palaia at War’s Perimeter

by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "The Given World" picks six war stories of brutality, humor, and beauty.
The Sympathizer

FICTION

The Sympathizer

Reviewed by David Burr Gerrard ×

Why a double agent of the Vietnam War is one of the most surprisingly likable characters in recent fiction.
Millions of American Homes

DAYBOOK

Millions of American Homes

by Steve King ×

In honor of Veterans Day, a look at soldiers known and unknown.
Reprobates

Long List

Reprobates

by James Mustich ×

Was ever another war fought with more literary panache than the English Civil War? The pugnacious royalist poets known as the Cavaliers receive vivid treatment from the erudite John Stubbs,...

The Russian Origins of the First World War

Long List

The Russian Origins of the First World War

by James Mustich ×

Casting a contrarian eye on the first major conflict of the twentieth century, Sean McMeekin finds the roots of WWI inside Russia, whose leaders deliberately sought -- for their own ends -- to...