Monday, January 01, 2007

2006 Book Awards

Here are my choices for the best of 2006. These are books I've reviewed. They weren't necessarily published in the last year but as the NBC summertime slogan goes "its new to me".

Best World War II book.

Lukacs, John The Duel: The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler

Best book on Afghanistan.

Fletcher, Arnold Afghanistan: highway of conquest

Best book on Iraq.

Rosen, Nir In The Belly of the Green Bird : The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq

Honorable mention to.

Schultheis, Rob Waging Peace: a special operations team's battle to rebuild Iraq

Best book on the Holocaust.

Bartov, Omer Mirrors of Destruction: War, Genocide, and Modern Identity

Best book on Insurgency/Counterinsurgency, Partisan and Guerrilla Warfare.

Hammes, Thomas X. The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century

Best humor book.

Fforde, Jasper The Eyre Affair

Honorable mention to.

Pratchett, Terry Thud! a novel of Discworld

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