The current wars are growing in popularity … on America’s bookshelves.
The New York Times profiled the upswing in the popularity of military memoirs over the weekend, noting how the first-person accounts of war have become a boon for publishers. This is especially true of books by former Navy SEALs, whose popularity skyrocketed last May after the killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEALs.
“The big common thing right now is people saying: ‘I haven’t read a book since I had to. And yours is the first that I’ve read,’ ” former SEAL Chris Kyle told the Times. Kyle is the author of American Sniper.
Read more in “A Wave of Military Memoirs With You-Are-There Appeal.
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