Do you read war stories? Fictional ones? Histories?
I don't read a lot of war stories. But I do pick them up occasionally. My all-time favorite fictional account is Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels (the basis for the movie Gettysburg). I have also enjoyed Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. The best nonficitional account that I have read is Through Blood & Fire: Selected Civil War Papers of Major General Joshua Chamberlain. I took a Civil War class in high school from an awesome teacher who made the Civil War come alive and I first got interested in Joshua Chamberlain in that class. It was fascinating reading the actual papers of this Civil War hero.
And, I can't forget to mention the books I've read about Vera Brittain's experiences in WWI: Testament of Youth and Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends. These are absolutely fascinating and heartbreaking, very intense books. But I loved them.