Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mary Roach takes the topics that many modern soldiers must deal with and presents them in a way that even a civilian can understand. She spends time with scientists who are investigating panic, sleep deprivation, loud noises and even diarrhea. These scientists have made it their mission to discover the limits of their specialty and also devise ways to assist military personnel in many extreme situations. It doesn’t matter if the focus is underwear or stink bombs, Roach is willing to explore any topic and has presented a book that will keep readers thinking about a subject even after the book has moved on to another. Grunt is a great non-fiction distraction that can be read one chapter at a time or in one sitting.
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