This is the book that every young man should read before becoming of age; when I read it everything changed. When the stormtroopers bite it now in the Star Wars movies, I flinch (in fact, everything Mr Abrams does is complete crap, even if pretty). News reports of successful drone strikes deflates my mood. Politicians that praise and parade veterans infuriate me.
“Dispatches” may not be completely the facts, but it stares at truth, and lets you try to look back.