Roger Miller looks at 'Peyton Place': Still a good yarn .
Desmond Ryan likes Max Hastings's Warriers: Portraits of wartime valor examine the befores and afters .
Marc Schogol warns readers about Richard Montanari's The Skin Gods: A Philadelphia psycho, splicing gore into film classics .
Brother Edward Sheehy finds Tom Chaffin's Sea of Gray interesting: The Rebel ship that put a postscript to the Civil War.
Also, Dawn Fallik talks to graphic novelist Alison Bechdel: A graphic artist draws on bruising memories of family