Over The Top by Arthur Guy Empey
This book had me captivated from the first sentence, and they got better as I read on. This is a good history book - not a text book, but an example of what it was like to really live it. War is not fun. No war has ever been anything but horror, even now when we expect technology to keep us from the horrors every other war has caused. War is awful - and yet the powers that be keep right on subjecting the people in their "protection" to it while they sit behind desks in plush offices - and yet, in an imperfect world, war is a fact of life because there are always people who try to force their will on others.