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B for Jerry Borrowman, author of Compassionate Soldier (book review)
B is for battles fought honorably, for being merciful to wounded enemies, for being human in wartime. Borrowman’s research reveals the true stories of men and women who saw past the label of “enemy” to behave with honor during the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I and onward to Vietnam and Iraq. A British rifle inventor refuses to shoot George Washington in the back during the Revolutionary War. Rudi, an ordinary German boy who defied Hitler’s SS recruiters, was saved by a Nazi prison guard. The best non-fiction reads like a novel, not a fact list – check out Compassionate Soldier at your local library or independent bookstore. What …