Europe in the aftermath of world war ii by keith lowe. The best historical fiction books about world war ii you. List of books and articles about postwar germany online. 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. Each book describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major american units involved, and analyzes the impact of. It was a finalist for ebook of the year with next generation indie book awards, finalist for military history book of the year with national indie excellence awards, finalist for nonfiction history with independent authors network. Readers who think historical fiction is blah or boring stop right there. In 1938 berlin, germany, a cat sees rosenstrasse change from a peaceful neighborhood of jews and gentiles to an unfriendly place where, one november night, men in brown shirts destroy jewishowned businesses and arrest or kill jewish. This might have something to do with the fact that i was born thenin fact, about six months before the usa entered the war. Often praised for its strict adherence to historical fact, this novel follows five families experiencing life before, during and after the war. These books will help kids understand the events of one of the most interesting periods of modern history. On this list youll find historical fiction to give context for the time period and convey what it really felt like for fighters on the front lines, kids and families back home, and jews in hiding or sent to concentration camps. We present the most memorable wartime books in the reverse chronological order from world war ii to napoleon wars. In my fathers country, she presents german history as a stark family saga.
Girl spies, resistance and nazis by anne rouyer, supervising librarian, mulberry street libraryfebruary 20, 20. But that is only a piece of the world war ii story. World war ii was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The amount of detail and research into the books is absolutely astounding.
Osprey historical book instrument of war the german army. What are some good books of world war 2 from a german. Once again culling from the excellent comments left in my original post on the topic from a while back, here are the books many readers suggested anthony beevors books stalingrad and the fall of berlin 1945. E company, 506th regiment, 101st airborne, from normandy to hitlers eagle. The first is the story of a female nazi, who was found hiding in the united states after the war. Best book i have ever read about the war was a higher call. Discover the best world war ii history in best sellers. Best historical fiction books 2018 new recommendations. Right below the list youll find wartime books infographic.
Decades after nazi armies began their march of conquest and. The poetry of world war ii by the editors poetry foundation. The epic account of world war iis greatest rescue mission. Beevors stalingrad is the better of his two books on the war. Childrens books about world war ii 19391945 librarything. Childrens books about world war ii 19391945 description. The undisputed king of alternative histories is the prolific harry turtledove, who has helped guide the genre into mainstream reading. Possibly the best books on this topic are the bernie gunther series by philip kerr. Weve selected 10 ya books, 20 novels and 30 examples of nonfiction with the. But i came away with an enduring fascination with the strange, lost world of austriahungary. Over 25 million soldiers had lost their lives, as well as 55 million civilians, including 11 million killed in concentration camps. There was a flurry of world war ii fiction published over the last 18 months. A selection of poems from and about the second world war.
Three best nonfiction books ever the washington post. Meir lived an ordinary life as a healthy 16 year old boy. Catastrophe and identity in postwar german literature. Rising to power in an unstable germany, adolf hitler and his national socialist nazi party rearmed the nation and signed treaties. From actionpacked eyewitness accounts such as guadalcanal diary to devastating holocaust memoirs like the diary of anne frank and night to the thrilling espionage tale of operation mincemeat, world war ii is the subject of some of the most fascinating and influential nonfiction books ever written each year, seemingly dozens of new titles emerge to offer fresh perspectives and uncover. Inferno is about the firebombing of hamburg by british and us air forces in 1943, which destroyed most of the city and resulted in some 40,000 civilian deaths. Free ebooks, world war ii, military history, nook books. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. World war ii, especially hitler and the annihilation of the jews, is a topic that sells itself. If youd like to add a title to the list, please leave your suggestion in the comment section. Judts book is a comprehensive history of the whole of europe from 1945.
Check out the 10 most consequential events of world war ii and 15 good books about the holocaust, including both fiction and nonfiction. I would suggest the secret army, which is a littleknown but fascinating firsthand account of the activities of the polish home army by its leader after the government fled the country, including daytoday details of the warsaw uprising. This book reveals that, even today, there is a secret history of world war ii. Heres all the stuff you slept through in history class, made interesting and palatable by a novelists touch. When i began to consider finding a book agent to represent my forthcoming book, without warning, i needed to determine the genre for my book, which tells the true story of the athenia, a british passenger ship torpedoed by a german uboat on the first day of world war 2 in 1939. Twentynine volumes of the diaries were subsequently published in germany between 1993 and 2008, but so far only some of the diaries from the war.
First of all, as a standalone book, this is the best, single, short introduction to. Welcome to new york in the gilded age, colonial australia, and wwii on the greek. Great books new books books to read the marriage of opposites the last summer historical fiction books fallen book camille pissarro beach reading. World war ii historical fiction, historical fiction, books. Glamour, decadence, and survival in peace and war, 19301944. After yesterdays world war ii fiction post, now its time for the nonfiction. He has written two works of fiction and two critically acclaimed books about world war two and its aftermath. We will never stop being shocked by what hitler did. I have a large interest in world war ii historical fiction. They dont know where or when, but the germans know itll be soon, and for felicity. Before it is posted however, i want to pay my respect to world war ii novels and the writers who tell the stories of the terrible tragedy that was the holocaust. Fiction, young adult and true stories 60 outstanding books about world war ii. For example, in germany for many years all sorts of groups have claimed that two or three million germans were killed in revenge after the war. World war ii historical fiction, historical fiction.
His days of infamy books have japan occupying hawaii. Here are the 10 most essential books focusing on various aspects of the war in poland, organized by something like chronology. Exploring the internal dynamics of the german army and detailing how the soldiers coped with the many new forms of warfare, showalter shows how the armys institutions responded to and how germany itself was changed by war. Guernsey was the only british land to be occupied by the germans during the war, so their letters to juliet are unique and full of rich historical detail. In honor of veterans day, we thought it would be fun to do an entire post on world war ii historical fiction recommended by my readers. A series of 40 illustrated books that describe the campaigns in which u. The book received a bronze medal from the nonfiction authors association. This list of books, set in nazi occupied europe, is filled with fast paced adventure, high stakes thrills, nail biting tension. The best books on the aftermath of world war ii five. His southern victory or timeline191 series has the confederates beating the union. The best historical fiction books about world war ii you havent read yet due to the ongoing covid19 pandemic, our coverage will be reduced. One possible genre for the book is narrative nonfiction. World war iiholocaust historical fiction book picks. These are the books which bring me back to the world of.
The best books on the aftermath of world war ii five books expert. Most recently, it won third place and the bronze medal from the prestigious dan poynter. Just after world war 2 ends, dawsey adams, a farmer from the british isle of guernsey, convinces his neighbors to write the stories of their war experience and send them to author juliet ashton. What are some good historical fiction novels set in world. A list of the best childrens picture books and stories about world war 2. You might also be interested in my post, 5 top nonfiction books about world war ii plus many runnersup and 20 most enlightening historical novels plus dozens of runnersup. The guns of the south has the confederates equipped with ak47s by. By its conclusion in 1945, world war ii had become the single deadliest conflict in history. In the early years of the war germany had great success.
This post on world war ii books is sponsored by libby. World war ii was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945 which ruined the lives of many. Interesting list, there are a number here ive been wanting to read, and a few i hadnt heard of which look interesting. The shocking history of the brutal occupation of germany after the second. Youll find titles in all genres, ranging from bestsellers, classics, nonfiction, comics and much more. The top 10 books about austriahungary best books the. You cant go much bigger in althistory terms than playing around with world war iithe world had never. If theres an english version of the book, ill try to put that title, but much if not most of the. Post world war ii history skip to main search results amazon prime. An incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the wartorn skies of world war ii if i could only own one book about the war it would be that one.1012 161 1235 333 1084 1619 76 370 1388 362 1620 581 920 795 418 1415 1520 895 188 695 603 1423 288 163 1341 575 1263 832 1146