Books David Finkel Books by David Finkel David Finkel has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Digital Culture Science & Health Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about David Finkel Review Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'Thank You For Your Service' Follows America's Soldiers Home October 1, 2013 Journalist David Finkel embedded with the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the troop surge in Iraq, then recorded their stories in his first book, The Good Soldiers. Now, his new book chronicles the struggles of those who made it home, from their recurring nightmares and suicidal thoughts to the challenges of getting help. 'Thank You For Your Service' Follows America's Soldiers Home Listen · 8:19 8:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224493078/228225563" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Best Books Of 2009 Fit To Print: Top Five Current Affairs Books Of 2009 December 29, 2009 If these books prove anything, it's that the legacy of nonfiction storytelling is still very much alive. Steve Weinberg's picks reflect the depth and diversity of the 2009 current affairs library, ranging from investigations of the role of women in America to a look at what it means to sit supreme on the highest court in the U.S. Heather Murphy Best Books Of 2009 Librarian Nancy Pearl's 2009 Under-The-Radar Books December 10, 2009 The end of another year means another giant stack of books you missed during the past 12 months. Nancy Pearl, our favorite librarian, stops by to share recommendations that should keep old, young and 'tween readers content. Librarian Nancy Pearl's 2009 Under-The-Radar Books Listen · 7:19 7:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/121243815/121274741" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The Good Soldiers' December 10, 2009 David Finkel, a reporter for the Washington Post was embedded with a battalion of about 800 troops in Iraq. His book focuses on the triumphs and traumas of that battalion, particularly its commander.