The 7 Best Books of August

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Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War, Thomas J. Brennan and Finbarr O’Reilly (Viking)
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Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War, Thomas J. Brennan and Finbarr O’Reilly (Viking)

Brennan, a retired Marine and Purple Heart recipient, and O’Reilly, an award-winning war photographer, became friends while working in the south of Afghanistan. Their joint memoir describes what it was like to serve as soldier and journalist in a war-torn region, and how they both dealt with the post-traumatic stress disorder that followed.

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