Philipp Meyer’s epic and masterful novel, The Son (Ecco, $27.99), tells the story of the McCullough family, early settlers in the newly established Republic of Texas. Eli, who will live to be the patriarch of subsequent generations of McCulloughs, watches his family die at the hands of marauding Comanches, who then kidnap him and raise him as one of their own. Eli’s son, Peter, faced with having to displace the original inhabitants of the area, lacks his father’s cold, violent pragmatism. Eli’s great-granddaughter, Jeannie, however, against all odds rises to manage the family’s great fortune after oil is discovered on their homestead. The stories of each of these memorable characters intertwine to produce a grand saga, not just of Texas, but of America and its westward expansion.  

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Rick Atkinson completes his trilogy on World War II with The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Holt, $40), and like the previous two volumes, this one has been hailed as nothing less than magnificent. Even other chroniclers of the war have positively gushed over the book—its gripping narrative, sublime prose, the masterful weaving of big assessments with a multitude of details perfectly placed. As Max Hastings raved in The Wall Street Journal, this is “as good as military history gets.” At the end of the book, Atkinson sums up the advantages in organization, manpower, and resources that helped the United States and the Allies crush Germany. “Warfare like yours is easy,” he quotes a German prisoner complaining. But of course, as Atkinson writes, there was nothing easy about waging the war in Europe.

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David Finkel is one of the truly great talents in journalism today. Even at The Washington Post, which has no shortage of talent, Finkel has stood out as an exceptional writer and chronicler, a master in particular of immersion-based, long-form reporting. Four years ago, in his first book, The Good Soldiers, Finkel provided a gripping narrative of the deployment in Iraq of a U.S. Army infantry battalion during the 2007-2008 surge. His new book, Thank You For Your Service (Sarah Crichton, $26), is a sequel that follows some of the same soldiers and their families in their difficult efforts to resume lives at home. This is a heartbreaking, haunting tale, filled with intimate portraits of ongoing struggles not just with physical injuries and mental wounds, but with isolation, loneliness, anger, and bewilderment.

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