We Are Soldiers Still (HarperCollins, $24.95) is a sequel to Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore’s and Joseph L. Galloway’s much praised book, We Were Soldiers Once…and Young. Looking back thirty years to the Vietnam battlefield of Ia Drang, Moore and Galloway recount their experiences in Vietnam, hoping to discover “the places where their nightmares were born,” to commend fellow soldiers, and to convey lessons learned from the war.
Open Schott’s Miscellany 2009 (Bloomsbury, $30) to any page and you’ll find something interesting. Broken up into sections that go from “The World & Gazetteer,” “Society & Health,” “Government,” to “Form & Faith,” this quirky almanac is full of random surveys, facts, figures, and even, which I thought was great, an “In Brief” section which handily sums up major stories and personalities of the last year. There seems to be a little bit of everything here (do you know what QWERTY Tummy is? Well, I sure didn’t. Or how about Globaloney? Check it out on page 196). This is a book that I will definitely keep where I can grab it for a quick, informative read.