Ed's Reviews > Soldier's Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point

Soldier's Heart by Elizabeth D. Samet
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Dec 11, 07

Recommended for: Kate, Evelyn, Anna
Read in December, 2007

I really loved this book. Seems unlikely but reading about an English professor teaching poetry and literature to West Point military cadets who are going off to war, taught me a lot about literature, its importance, the ambiguity and subtlety of the military mind. It is also an important work politically because of its take on the war and on the failure to establish clear rules of war in the War on Terror. The characters who feature in this book are people you would really want to know, which is not my first reaction: go visit West Point to meet deeply thoughtful people! But hey they are and so is the author. It is also well written and I read it almost at one sitting.
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