The book contains oral histories of those involved in wars, mostly WWII and Vietnam, although there are some from all other Twentieth century wars and the Cuban missile crisis. The excerpts are arranged thematically and end with the Gulf War. There are a few excerpts from German soldiers. The stated purpose of the book is to preserve the experiences of the soldiers, describe the wars through the eyes of the combatants and describe the religious faith of those who fought. Deals with combat on ground and air.