For biographies I’ve read, ratings are on a scale of 0 to 5 stars with equal weight given to my subjective assessment of: (1) how entertaining the biography proved to be and (2) the biography’s historical value.

Links to third-party reviews may be provided for biographies I’ve not yet read.  If I’m missing a great biography in the Military category that you’ve read, please let me know!   Last updated October 11, 2016.

Custer, George Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen Ambrose 1975
Goebbels, Joseph Goebbels: A BiographyGoebbels: A Biography by Peter Longerich 2015
Halsey, William Bull Halsey by E. B. Potter 1985
Jackson, Stonewall Stonewall Jackson by James Robertson 1997
Jackson, Stonewall Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S. C. Gwynne 2014
Lee, Robert E The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War by Jonathan Horn 2015
Lee, Robert E Lee [series abridgement] by Douglas Southwall Freeman 1958
Lee, Robert E Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda 2014
Longstreet, James General James Longstreet: The Confederacy’s Most Controversial Soldier by Jeffry Wert 1993
MacArthur, Douglas American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 by William Manchester 1978
Marshall, George General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman by Ed Cray 1990
Marshall, George George Marshall: A Biography by Debi Unger 2014
Nimitz, Chester Nimitz by E. B. Potter 1976
Nimitz, Chester The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King – The Five Star Admirals Who Won the War by Walter Bornemon 2011
Patton, George Patton: A Genius for War by Carlo D’Este 1995
Pershing, John J. Pershing: Commander of the Great War by John Perry 2011
Rommel, Erwin Field Marshal: The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel by Daniel Allen Butler 2015
Sherman, William Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert O’Connell 2014

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