Mar 22, 2019 below youll find two lists, with the 10 best novels about world war ii listed first. So, that can make finding the best world war 2 books very difficult. The outbreak of war in 1939, as in 1914, brought to an end an era of great intellectual and creative exuberance. Both books available on kindle and part of the apocalypse now series. May 22, 2019 todays thriving historical fiction genre provides readers with an escape from everyday life and a glimpse into a different time period in history. Amazing determination the human mind can sustain under the most intolerable and impossible circumstances. For an easily readable book covering the most basic stuff about the war which took place over 6 continents and all of the worlds oceans, by the way you can start with 1001 things everyone should know about wwii. Many of these works are key examples of the war novel genre. Here are 18 world war 2 books to add to your shelf. Fiction, young adult and true stories 60 outstanding books about world war ii.
Set in the rural french farmland and forest west of verdun, this world war ii story is filled with intrigue, action, and romance. They named pattons 3rd army army group patton and after the war, almost all said patton, he was your best. Some of them are outright memoirs or fictionalized accounts of their exploits. Often times, historical fiction books capture the mood of an era just as deftly as their nonfiction counterpartsand the following novels are no exception. Here are 12 historical fiction books set during world war. So first on your list is a book by michael howard, the first world war 2003, which is a very nice, readable introduction to world war i. It tells the moving story of olive and her brother cliff as they leave the heavily bombed streets of london and become evacuees on the coast of devon, sent to live with an enigmatic lighthouse keeper.
In remembrance of the great war, the massive online book club that is goodreads. World war ii historical fiction, historical fiction, books barnes. Sledge fought at peleliu and okinawa, two of the worst places youd ever want to be during the war. Id like to recommend two books on the second world war. World war two, cause and effect takes a fascinating and highly informative look at some of the most glorious and less glorious episodes of what many consider to be the most terrible war in the history of mankind.
To mark the 70th anniversary of ve day, childrens authors including shirley hughes, michael morpurgo, sf said, piers torday and katherine. The top 12 historical fiction books set during world war ii. The book thief by markus zusak, night by elie wiesel, the diary of a young girl by anne frank, catch22 by joseph heller, t. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. There are a slew of world war 2 books from which to choose. Many types of fiction have involved events in the world war ii time period. Most people will remember learning about the war from poring over history books in class, listening to elderly family members, or by watching the countless repeats of war films on the telly. Leningrad by anna reid reveals the nazis deliberate decision to starve the city of leningrad into surrender. May 24, 2019 readers cant get enough world war ii fiction, and authors are happy to keep the books coming. If only it were really that easy to become one of the most widely read authors in the world. This delightful new book is an excellent text for encapsulating experiences of world war ii from the viewpoint of children.
The book thief by markus zusak, all the light we cannot see by anthony doerr, the diary. By turns disturbing and heroic, they represent some of the greatest works of world war ii literature, offering a multicultural perspective of the deadliest conflict in human history. Discover the best world war ii history in best sellers. Childrens books about world war ii 19391945 librarything. Top 10 most famous books about world war ii pouted.
While the entire genre is booming, novels set during world war ii are particularly popular. New world war ii fiction written from a fresh perspective by a new author. List of authors in war writers who served in and wrote about war, including memoirs and fiction list of chinese military texts this literaturerelated list is incomplete. The 10 best novels about world war ii mal warwick blog on books. Your next book takes us to a part of world war ii in which you have a particular interest. Jan 26, 2018 the writers war board, founded two weeks after pearl harbor as an independent propaganda agency, spotlighted modernist books as the targets of nazism. Discover the best world war ii historical fiction in best sellers. During world war ii, literature reigned supreme literary hub. From the coast of france to the pacific theater, discover the best world war ii books that examine the conflicts murky origins and complex legacies. Readers cant get enough world war ii fiction, and authors are happy to keep the books coming.
Youll notice several titles each by three authors who have written series of thrillers that are set at least in part during world war ii. To buy a book, particularly a modern book, was to defend liberty. Apr 10, 2019 though it may be a popular genre, only a select few historical fiction books about world war ii truly capture the nuance and danger of that period of time in our worlds history. The best historical fiction books about world war ii you. World war 2 books are a trendy topic for historical fiction recently. Meissners book follows two teens who meet at one of the camps. Readers cant get enough world war ii fiction, and authors are. What are the best childrens books on the second world war. Within the top list and each sublist the titles are listed in alphabetical order by the authors last names.
London is emerging from the shadow of the second world war, and writer juliet ashton is looking for her next book subject. Many of the authors that served in various reallife wars and survived wrote stories that are at least somewhat based on their own experiences. Two are nonfiction books written by people who lived through the events they describe. The book that helped make michael pollan, the new york times bestselling author of how to change your mind, cooked and the. Readers cant get enough world war ii fiction, and authors. This was the longest and most devastating siege in the history of world war ii. Pattons way is a must read for any student of wwii and especially those seeking to learn how and why patton achieved his great success in world war two. Napoleon and the conquest of the world by louis geoffroy, napoleon s first french empire emerging. Wouks masterful description and care for the details enable us to relive the cruelness and hardships of the war in our minds eye.
The best books on world war i five books expert recommendations. Antony beevors latest book the battle of arnhem is yet another masterpiece from the prolific master of world war two writing. Filled with everything from unbelievably heroic deeds to surprisingly commonplace acts of humanity in the. Alphonse deboy and his three grandchildrenaurelie, josette, and luchave been supplying food to their american visitor, maj. It includes events that were set in world war ii but have never occurred. Gi slang, the best movies about dday, and major writers such as stephen ambrose and cornelius ryan. In his powerful new account of the normandy invasion, renowned author, historian, and royal historical society fellow james holland delivers. This list is a chronological collection of significant events from such fiction. This final piece promises to be a necessary read for anyone interested in world war two history in 2019. Feb 26, 2018 this post on world war ii books is sponsored by libby. A novel written by herman wouk, is among the very few and excellent novels that was written on the second world war. A list of the best childrens picture books and stories about world war 2. English literature the literature of world war ii 193945. Mar, 2017 if you want to publish your book the traditional way, youve most likely thought about literary agents.
Dont miss any of the best world war 2 books in my list below. Come september it will be 80 years since world war ii began. On this page youll find some really brilliant world war two books for kids and teenagers. World war ii historical fiction, historical fiction, books. List of authors in war writers who served in and wrote about war. The following is a list of military writers, alphabetical by last name.
This is a list of alternate history fiction, sorted by type. Online shopping for world war ii history books in the books store. Just look at recent bestsellers lists where the tattooist of auschwitz and the lost girls of. By downloading libby to your smartphone, you can access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from your library for free anytime and anywhere. First of all, as a standalone book, this is the best, single, short introduction to. The book also includes entries for related popular culture. Though it may be a popular genre, only a select few historical fiction books about world war ii truly capture the nuance and danger of that period of time in our worlds history. The book thief by markus zusak, all the light we cannot see by anthony doerr, the diary of a young girl by anne frank, unbr. This book list features nonfiction military history in europe during world war ii. Some of these books are fictional stories about world war ii based on events that really happened. All the light we cannot see by anthony doerr, the book thief by markus zusak, lilac girls by martha hall kelly, we. Tolkien, lancashire fusiliers, served in trench warfare at somme valley, battle at thiepval ridge and assault on. It gives you a good sense of the whole war, including the peace settlement at versailles. Jun 11, 2018 the book also includes entries for related popular culture.1505 557 758 1404 718 251 349 873 1564 1293 1349 475 1545 886 1257 770 304 1226 529 703 1214 44 726 744 278 60 1426 1446 1303 1079 640 37 1407