Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Recently, we asked a fraternity of military veterans to name the books that they kept close at hand during their training in the states and their service overseas. The response generated a fairly diverse list of books and authors.
This isn’t a list of “books you should donate to veterans” or an “all veterans read this” kind of list. This is a smattering of novels that a select group of U.S. veterans chose to carry with them–and read–as they awaited their deployment orders and prepared for battle.
Photo by Chris Beckett