Maybe it is all this political talk going on right now, but for some reason I wound up listening to two and reading one book dealing with war in some fashion or other. All very interesting reads/listens.
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin chronicles how Greg Mortenson got started building schools for children, especially girls, in Pakistan and Afghanistan. And he is still doing it. Amazing. Truly inspirational. Gives hope to the world.
Skeleton at the Feast (novel) by Chris Bohjalian tells the story of the end of WWII through a well-to-do German family, their Scottish prisoner of war working as a farm laborer, and a young German Jew scraping by and trying to find any remains of his family. Puts faces on the people involved in the conflict and the atrocities.
A Case of Exploding Mangoes (novel) by