Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A World War II Booklist

War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, it is in war that men and women often show the very best of themselves. Many of us are fascinated with books about World War II. These compelling accounts of individuals, events and experiences of the war will provide a thorough understanding of the conflict, and should serve as a warning to us about the horrors of all wars. These books are all highly recommended non-fiction books about World War II.
  • A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice by Anthony Summers
  • Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack by Steve Toomey
  • The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James Hornfischer
  • Hero of the Empire by Candace Millard
  • The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
  • 1944 by Jay Winik
  • No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory by Jerome Corsi
  • The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton
  • Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness by Craig Nelson
  • The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz
  • Dam Busters: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on the Ruhr by James Holland
  • The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson
  • The Brenner Assignment: The Untold Story of the Most Daring Spy Mission of World War II by Patrick O'Donnell
  • Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses Who Led the West to Victory in World War II by Andrew Roberts
  • Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue by Kathrine Atwood
  • Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II by Louis Zamperini
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