Michael Van Ness has read:

History of the United States Army by Russell F. Weigley and commented:


The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941 by Edward M. Coffman and commented:

My grandfather was one of these officers. Thank God for them

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond and commented:

Smallpox, a great virgin population killer.

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman and commented:

A classic

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder and commented:

The Germans had the highest ratio of persons killed by Germans to casualties among Germans. To me, an astounding fact