The White Guns
by Douglas Reeman
The author was my soulmate for more than 30 years, and this is one of his most autobiographical novels, set in immediate post-war Germany. Unflinching and compassionate, like the man who wrote it.
The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop
by Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop
The detailed, harrowing, heartbreaking diaries of the great Australian surgeon, kept secretly during his time as a prisoner of the Japanese from 1942 to 1945. Surely one of the greatest testaments to man’s love for his fellow man. Even, or perhaps especially, in the midst of hell.
The Persian Boy
by Mary Renault
Written in the first person by the young Persian eunuch Bagoas, lover of Alexander the Great. Hauntingly beautiful.