18 Essential WWII Books

If you’re interested in military history or just looking for a good read, you’ll want to check out our list of 18 must-read WWII books. Some have written these books from the best authors in the industry, and they offer a unique perspective on one of the most critical events in world history. Whether you’re a fan of non-fiction or fiction, we’ve got something for everyone on this list!

The guns of august is a historical novel written by Barbara W. Tuchman and published in 1962. The book tells the story of the outbreak of World War I from the perspective of the European leaders involved. Tuchman’s account is based on extensive research and offers a unique perspective on one of the most significant events in world history. The guns of august received the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1963.

The rise and fall of the Third Reich is a history book written by William L. Shirer and published in 1960. The book chronicles the rise of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, focusing on prominent figures of the Nazi regime, including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and Hermann Goring. The rise and fall of the Third Reich are widely regarded as one of the best books ever written about World War II.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is a historical diary written by Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who went into hiding from the Nazi regime during World War II. The diary covers the period from June 1942 to August 1944 and offers unique insight into the life of a Jewish family in hiding during the war. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was first published in 1947 and has since been translated into many languages.

Band of brothers is a non-fiction book written by Stephen E. Ambrose and published in 1992. The book chronicles the experiences of “Easy Company”, a unit of the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Band of brothers was adapted into a television series of the same name and aired on HBO in 2001.

D-Day is a non-fiction book written by Stephen E. Ambrose and published in 1994. The book tells the story of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, better known as “D- Day”. D-Day was one of the most critical military operations of World War II, and Ambrose’s account is based on extensive research and interviews with participants on both sides.

The longest day is a non-fiction book written by Cornelius Ryan and published in 1959. The book chronicles the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, better known as “D-Day”. The longest day was adapted into a film of the same name in 1962.

Exodus is a historical novel written by Leon Uris and published in 1958. The book tells the story of Israel’s founding from the perspective of Jewish refugees who were displaced after World War II. Exodus was adapted into a film of the same name in 1960.

The war against the Jews is a non-fiction book by Lucy S. Dawidowicz, published in 1975. The book chronicles the persecution and genocide of European Jews by the Nazi regime during World War II. The war against the Jews is considered one of the most important books ever written on the Holocaust.

A woman in Berlin is a memoir written by an anonymous German woman and published in 1954. The memoir chronicles the author’s experiences during the final months of World War II while living in Berlin and by Soviet soldiers.

The pacific is a non-fiction book by Hugh Ambrose published in 2010. The book chronicles the experiences of United States Marines during World War II, with emphasis on the battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Okinawa. The pacific was adapted into a television series of the same name and aired on HBO in 2010.

Hiroshima is a non-fiction book written by John Hersey and published in 1946. The book tells the story of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima from the perspective of six survivors. Hiroshima is considered one of the most important books ever written on nuclear warfare.

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Flags of Our Fathers is a non-fiction book by James Bradley, published in 2000. The book chronicles the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of the six men who raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi. Flags of Our Fathers was adapted into a film of the same name in 2006.

Uninterrupted is a non-fiction book written by Laura Hillenbrand and published in 2010. The book chronicles the experiences of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner captured by the Japanese during World War II. Uninterrupted was adapted into a film of the same name in 2014.

A bridge too far is a non-fiction book written by Cornelius Ryan and published in 1974. The book chronicles the Battle of Arnhem from the perspective of the British, American and Polish soldiers involved in the battle. A bridge too far was adapted into a film of the same name in 1977.

Ike’s Spies is a non-fiction book written by Stephen E. Ambrose and published in 1981. The book chronicles the activities of the United States Army Intelligence Corps during World War II. Ike’s Spies is considered one of the most important books ever written on military intelligence.

The eagle has landeda historical novel by Jack Higgins, was published in 1975. The book tells the story of a German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill during World War II. The eagle has landed adapted into a film of the same name in 1976.

The Battle of Britain is a non-fiction book by James Holland, published in 2010. The book chronicles the Battle of Britain from the perspective of the British, German, and Polish airmen involved in the battle. The Battle of Britain is considered one of the most important books ever written on the Battle of Britain.

Hitler’s Last Days is a non-fiction book written by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and published in 2012. The book chronicles the final days of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of those who accompanied him in his final hours. Hitler’s Last Days is considered one of the most important books ever written on the fall of the Nazi regime.

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