“Last Summer Boys” by Bill Rivers

What started as a rollicking bildungsroman gradually incorporated big- and small-c conservative themes: reinforcement of traditional family roles and the role of the church, overbearing governments, and pride in signing up to fight for your country in a pointless war. I wasn’t terribly surprised to find out that the author was a speechwriter for Jim Mattis. A qualified recommendation.

Front cover of "Last Summer Boys" by Bill Rivers




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