10 best books of 2011, according to Amazon
Amazon picks its 10 best books of the year.
3. "What It Is Like to Go to War," by Karl Marlantes
A Marine lieutenant and platoon leader in Vietnam, Marlantes (the author behind the bestselling “Matterhorn”) knows firsthand the horror and exhilaration of battle. He uses that experience to give an unflinchingly honest account of war and grapples with the complex moral questions involved in armed conflict.