Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow
In Ordinary Heroes, retired newpaperman Stewart Dubinsky has discovered a packet of wartime letters his late father wrote to a former fiancé. He learned of his father’s court-martial and imprisonment and was determined to learn more about this man who remained distant to him in life. As he pieced together events provided by his father’s former defense attorney and from a memoir his father wrote in prison, he began to reconstruct the terrible events and agonizing choices his father faced on the battlefield. Stewart gains not only a better and surprising understanding of both of his parents, but also of the brutal nature of war itself.