Re-reading one of the classics from C.S. Forrester- "Lieutenant Hornblower" and ran into this paragraph (about Lt Bush who as the series progresses becomes Hornblower's loyal and trusted subordinate) Truth from a novel- all of those observations are still true of military officers as well as being true in every other facet of life. The Hornblower books are real classics and are a series that I would highly recommend - they provide for some great summer reading. (BTW they are all available electronically as well as in hard copy so you can get them on your "nook" or "kindle"). Enjoy!