Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers by Tom Wolfe is an oldie but goodie. Wolfe was making fun of protest movements all the way back in the early 70s, and you can probably find the two essays online.
Anything by Ben Macintyre (author of Agent Zigzag) is great, but I’d especially recommend Operation Mincemeat. I’d also suggest books by a chap called Rowland White — they’re generally about feats of British military aviation in conflicts that don’t get much press in the States, so they should be right up your alley.I'm gonna necro this thread instead of starting a new one as it follows what I'm looking for in recommendations. I really enjoy reading about unique military experiences that kind of verge on the unbelievable, but are true. Some books I really love if it helps:
- Agent Zig-Zag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
- The Terrible Hours: The Greatest Submarine Rescue in History
- Marine!: The Life of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Puller
What are some military books I'm missing out on?