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Best Books About War

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Slaughterhouse-Five
A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Kurt Vonnegut - 1999-01-12 (first published in 1969)
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Slaughterhouse-Five is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a chaplain's assistant named Billy Pilgrim. It is generally recognized as Vonnegut's most influential and popular work. Vonnegut's use of the firebombing of Dresden as a central event makes the novel semi-autobiographical, because h...
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All Quiet on the Western Front
A Novel
Erich Maria Remarque - 1987-03-12 (first published in 1929)
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One by one the boys begin to fallIn 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the glorious war. With the fire and patriotism of youth they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young unknown soldier experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches....
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Donald Trump
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With the Old Breed
At Peleliu and Okinawa
E. B. Sledge - 2007-09-25 (first published in 1981)
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Eugene B. Sledge was part of the war's famous 1st Marine Division - 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. Based on notes that Sledge secretly kept in a copy of the New Testament, With the Old Breed captures with utter simplicity and intense frankness the experience of a Marine in the fierce Pacific Theatre. Here is what saved, threatened, and changed his life...
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The Civil War
A Narrative
Shelby Foote - 1986-11-12
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The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac. The word "narr...
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The Book Thief
Markus Zusak - 2007-09-11 (first published in 2005)
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It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins ...
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The Forever War
Dexter Filkins - 2009-06-02 (first published in 2008)
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From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable book that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time.Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prizewinning New York Times correspondent whose work was hailed by David Halberstam as “reporting of the highest quality imaginable,” we witness...
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Piper Perabo
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The Guns of August
Barbara W. Tuchman - 1994-03-08 (first published in 1962)
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Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and how it could have been stopped but wasn'...
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The Diary Of A Young Girl
Anne Frank - 2018-01-01 (first published in 1947)
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Anne Frank's extraordinary diary, written in the Amsterdam attic where she and her family hid from the Nazis for two years, has become a world classic and a timeless testament to the human spirit. Now, in a new edition enriched by many passages originally withheld by her father, we meet an Anne more real, more human, and more vital than ever. Here ...
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Number the Stars
Lois Lowry - 2011-05-02 (first published in 1989)
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Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Anne...
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A Rumor of War
The Classic Vietnam Memoir (40th Anniversary Edition)
Philip Caputo - 2017-08-01
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The 40th-anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers.In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in on...
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian
1776 by David McCullough
The Cold War by Odd Arne Westad
Regeneration by Pat Barker
Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
1812 by George C Daughan
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
1812 by Walter R. Borneman
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Civil War of 1812 by Alan Taylor
Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves
The War of 1812 by Donald R Hickey