Tim Bowler has read:

Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground by Robert D. Kaplan and commented:

A great read

The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World by Rupert Smith and commented:

A thoughtful book about what modern warfare means today, and the problems and issues it throws up for commanders

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield and commented:

An excellent worm's eye fictional reconstruction of what it might have been like to be in a hoplite phalanx