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    To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy

Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than seventy years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then.

Year: 1949
Genre: BiographyUS ArmyWorld War IIWWII: American Heroes

    From Here to Eternity by James Jones

Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he's risking his career to have an affair with his commanding officer's wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: The Army is their heart and blood--and, possibly, their death.

Year: 1951
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie

Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place.

Year: 1957
Genre: US MarinesWorld War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy--it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.

Year: 1961
Genre: Anti-WarWorld War IIWWII: Europe

    With the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge

Based on notes Sledge secretly kept in a copy of the New Testament, With the Old Breed captures with utter simplicity and searing honesty the experience of a soldier in the fierce Pacific Theater. Here is what saved, threatened, and changed his life. Here, too, is the story of how he learned to hate and kill--and came to love--his fellow man.

Year: 1981
Genre: Battle of OkinawaBattle of PeleliuWorld War II

    The Good War by Studs Terkel

The Good War is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Studs Terkel as an interviewer and oral historian. From a pipe fitter's apprentice at Pearl Harbor to a crew member of the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, his subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences.

Year: 1984
Genre: World War II

    The Rising Tide by Jeff Shaara

The first book in a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the twentieth century, The Rising Tide is an unprecedented and intimate portrait of those who waged this astonishing global war.

Year: 2006
Genre: World War II

    Hero of the Pacific by James Brady

Hero of the Pacific tells the dramatic and compelling life story of a small-town boy who became one of World War II's greatest and best-known heroes, only to be forgotten after his death during another famous and hellish battle on Iwo Jima. You may never have heard of John Basilone, but once you listen to this powerful tale, you'll never forget him.

Year: 2010
Genre: Battle of GuadalcanalBattle of Iwo JimaUS MarinesWorld War IIWWII: American Heroes

    The Second World War by Antony Beevor

A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor.

Year: 2012
Genre: World War II

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1948The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
1949To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy Biography, US Army, World War II, WWII: American Heroes, Non-Fiction
1951From Here to Eternity by James Jones World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater, Hawaii
1951The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk World War II
1957Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie US Marines, World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater, Non-Fiction
From Parris Island to the Pacific
1961Catch-22 by Joseph Heller World War II, WWII: Europe, Anti-War
1962The Thin Red Line by James Jones World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
1975The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins World War II
1975WWII: A Chronicle of Soldiering by James Jones World War II, Non-Fiction
1980The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett Secret History, World War II, WWII: Espionage
1981With the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge World War II, Non-Fiction
At Peleliu and Okinawa
1984The Good War by Studs Terkel World War II, Non-Fiction
An Oral History of World War II
1986Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins World War II
1994D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Stephen E. Ambrose World War II, Non-Fiction
The Climactic Battle of World War II
1998Stalingrad by Antony Beevor World War II, Russia, Non-Fiction
20041942 by Winston Groom World War II, Non-Fiction
2006The Rising Tide by Jeff Shaara World War II
2008The Great Crusade by H. P. Willmott World War II, Non-Fiction
A New Complete History of the Second World War
2008The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Europe, WWII: Western Front
2009No Less Than Victory by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Europe
2010Hero of the Pacific by James Brady US Marines, World War II, WWII: American Heroes, Non-Fiction
The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone
2011The Final Storm by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
2011To the End of the War by James Jones World War II, Short Stories
2012The Second World War by Antony Beevor World War II, Non-Fiction
2014All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Historical, World War II, France, Germany
2015The Generals by Winston Groom World War I, World War II, Non-Fiction
2015The Rise of Germany by James Holland World War II, WWII: Prelude to War, The War in the West, Germany, Non-Fiction
1939-1941: The War in the West
2017The Allies Strike Back by James Holland World War II, The War in the West, Non-Fiction
1941-1943
2020To Wake the Giant by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater, WWII: Prelude to War, Hawaii
2021Five Decembers by James Kestrel Crime Fiction, Detective Fiction, Whats New, World War II, Hawaii

 

 

 


 

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