M by John Sack - A stark portrayal of a company of young soldiers preparing for war in Vietnam and what they found when they arrived.
The Killer Elite by Evan Wright - A reporter rides along with the Marines on the front line in Iraq. The original Rolling Stone articles that form the basis of the best-selling Generation Kill.
The Vietnam Syndrome by Christopher Hitchens - A powerful expose of the ongoing nightmare caused by Agent Orange.
What We’ve Learned, If Anything by Tony Judt - A great historical essayist looks back over a century of conflict to ask what lessons the past has taught us.
The Coldest War by Kevin Fedarko - If you need convincing of the futility of war, look no further. A great writer treks high into the Himalayas to report on the world’s most pointless conflict.
A History of Violence by Steven Pinker - A we living in the most peaceful period in history?
The Rip-Off in Iraq by Matt Taibbi - How the Bush administration used the Iraq war to (literally) hand over palettes of cash to its corporate sponsors.
Blackhawk Down by Mark Bowden - A classic series of articles about the catastrophic US attack in Mogadishu that gave rise to the film of the same name.
The Man Who Sold the War by James Bamford - An in-depth investigation into the web of misinformation that was used to justify the war in Iraq.
The Last Ace by Mark Bowden - Ride along with the last of a dying breed, the air-to-air-combat fighter pilot.
A Farewell to Arms by John Carlin - A fascinating look at how the conflicts of the future could be played out in cyberspace.
Paintballing With Hezbollah by Mitchell Prothero - A group of journailsts takes on fighters from the Middle East’s most feared guerilla army in hand-to-hand combat.