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Ricks' Picks

On his blog, The Best Defense, Tom Ricks, whom we've interviewed many times on this program, has compiled a list of the top ten books "anyone interested in U.S. military history should read." Conveniently, he has grouped them chronologically. Battle Cry of Freedom, by James M.McPherson, is on the list. (We talked to him last year.) There's also Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, and Band of Brothers, by Stephen Ambrose. Fans of military history, what books are on your list?



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