Arnold Punaro’s memoir, On War and Politics, roars through his multiple, yet connected, stellar careers—an active and Reserve Marine (ultimately a major general), a civilian in government on Capitol Hill under Senator Sam Nunn, and in business. Throughout it all, Punaro’s experiences harken back to his months in combat in 1969–70. Even his extensive participation in America’s national security work for a legendary senator and the Senate Armed Services Committee had deep roots in his time at war. This book will appeal to a broad readership: professional military, defense business civilians, academics, and those with an interest in the legislative process. Punaro delivers an informative, entertaining, and often riveting narrative.
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