Military Men

... and women, of course.

(In BOOK TITLES ONLY -- preferably fiction -- and only if they refer to a person, not to the military or things associated with in general; i.e., not if they contain words such as "army," "fleet," "war," "battle" etc. In titles containing words with multiple meanings -- "private," "major," "general," etc. -- try to go for those where the word actually relates to the military.)

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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Thanks for providing the soundtrack to all these new lists! :) Ingenious as always ...


message 3: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea - not to get nitpicky, but he was a commercial sailor, not a military sailor. They were picking up a cargo of animal hides.


message 4: by M (last edited Jan 07, 2014 09:41AM) (new)

M The Sailor from Gibraltar is a terrific book, but just because it has "sailor" in the title doesn't make it a book about a "military man." It's a stretch to have it on this list.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) M wrote: "The Sailor from Gibraltar is a terrific book, but just because it has "sailor" in the title doesn't make it a book about a "military man." It's a stretch to have it on this list."

Removed -- also Billy Budd.


message 6: by Wanda (new)

Wanda TA, what about this one -- Jack Absolute (Jack Absolute, #1) by C.C. Humphreys

Jack is a Captain in the Light Dragoons despite there being no mention of "military" in the title?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Wanda wrote: "TA, what about this one -- Jack Absolute (Jack Absolute, #1) by C.C. Humphreys

Jack is a Captain in the Light Dragoons despite there being no mention of "military" in the title?"


Titles only on this one, Wanda -- BUT this sounds like an interesting series to take a closer look at?


message 8: by Wanda (new)

Wanda Gotcha! It does sound interesting.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Wanda wrote: "Gotcha! It does sound interesting."

Sigh. Yes indeed ...


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura TA, what about Flashman series? And Paul Scott's trilogy also.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Laura wrote: "TA, what about Flashman series? And Paul Scott's trilogy also."

To the extent that they have titles actually featuring military denominations (ranks, etc.), sure ...


message 12: by Laura (new)

Laura Okay then, I'll careful before adding some other books.


message 13: by BookLovingLady (last edited Oct 15, 2016 10:23PM) (new)

BookLovingLady Wouldn't have put War and Peace (#39) on this list, as it doesn't qualify in my opinion. And although a great book, I wouldn't have put The Wars (#128) on it either....

Now that I'm at it, how does The Cruel Sea (#138) fit this list? Or Life and Fate (#139)? Or The English Patient? And those are just the ones on my own shelves, as I've noticed quite a lot more.

Seems to me the description cleary says "(Book titles only -- preferably fiction -- and only if they refer to a person, not to the military or things associated with in general; i.e., not if they contain words such as "army," "fleet," "war," "battle" etc. In titles containing words with multiple meanings -- "private," "major," "general," etc. -- try to go for those where the word actually relates to the military.)"

i have no problems with Corelli's Mandolin being on this list, as the original title is Captain Corelli's Mandolin. But how about the others?


message 14: by Lobstergirl (last edited Oct 15, 2016 07:21PM) (new)

Lobstergirl I just deleted a ton that didn't belong. 54 if I counted correctly. If I had any doubts about it, I left it on.


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