Bookworms and tech fans aren't the only ones buying e-book viewers, it seems. A British Army source has reportedly claimed that soldiers based in Afghanistan are lapping up the gadgets. E-book viewers, such as Sony’s PRS-505 and imported versions of Amazon’s Kindle, are the most popular Christmas present request amongst British …
The screen of the eBook Readers are a bit fragile, I don't think they are suitable for this kind of environments... I doubt if one of these could survive if they put in inside a duffel bag...
http://baen.com/library/ offers over six dozen free e-books, as well as reasonably priced titles (5-6 books with no DRM in multiple formats for US$15) of military science fiction and hard fantasy.
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