Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think by Victor Davis Hanson
I always enjoy reading Hanson, even when I don’t agree with him. This book was written soon after 9/11, and his prediction that we would get serious about fighting Islamic Terrorism has not been born out. But his analysis of three battles, Okinawa, Shiloh, and Delium (424 BC in Greece) and the way they changed the nations and military that fought them are very interesting. This is historical analysis that will make you ponder. I recommend it.