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    Invasion Diary by Richard Tregaskis

The Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy in 1943 were bloody and pivotal, securing the Mediterranean, capitalizing on the overthrow of Mussolini, and pinning down German troops that could have been used on the Russian Front or in France after D-Day. The men who made the Allied victories in Sicily and Italy possible--soldiers and officers, bombardiers and drivers, doctors and generals--are honored and remembered in these pages by famed war correspondent Richard Tregaskis.

Year: 1944
Genre: WWII: Europe

    War as I Knew It by George S. Patton

First published in 1947, War as I Knew It is an absorbing narrative that draws from Patton's vivid memories of battle and his detailed diaries, covering the moment the Third Army exploded onto the Brittany Peninsula to the final Allied casualty report.

Year: 1947
Genre: US ArmyWWII: Europe

    Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower

A classic of World War II literature, an incredibly revealing work that provides a near comprehensive account of the war and brings to life the legendary general and eventual president of the United States.

Year: 1948
Genre: WWII: Europe

    The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

The Young Lions is a vivid and classic novel that portrays the experiences of ordinary soldiers fighting World War II. Told from the points of view of a perceptive young Nazi, a jaded American film producer, and a shy Jewish boy just married to the love of his life, Shaw conveys, as no other novelist has since, the scope, confusion, and complexity of war.

Year: 1948
Genre: WWII: Europe

    The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan

The unparalleled, classic work of history that recreates the battle that changed World War II--the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Year: 1959
Genre: D-DayWWII: Europe

    The Beardless Warriors by Richard Matheson

The Beardless Warriors are a squad of teenage U.S. infantrymen fighting their way across Germany during the final weeks of the war. Under fire and in over their heads, the fresh-faced young men must grow up fast if they ever hope to see home again.

Year: 1960
Genre: WWII: Europe

    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

    Mila 18 by Leon Uris

Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.

Year: 1961
Genre: WWII: Europe

    Silence over Dunkerque by John R. Tunis

A historical novel about one man’s experience of the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Year: 1962
Genre: Historical ThrillerWWII: Europe

    The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan

The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's Third Reich, which devastated one of Europe's historic capitals and brought the Nazi leviathan to its downfall. It was also one of the war's bloodiest and most pivotal moments, whose outcome would play a part in determining the complexion of international politics for decades to come.

Year: 1966
Genre: WWII: Europe

 

 

Titles

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1944Invasion Diary by Richard Tregaskis WWII: Europe
1947War as I Knew It by George S. Patton US Army, WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
1948Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
1948The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw WWII: Europe
1959The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
The Classic Epic of D Day
1960The Beardless Warriors by Richard Matheson WWII: Europe
1961Catch-22 by Joseph Heller World War II, WWII: Europe, Anti-War
1961Mila 18 by Leon Uris WWII: Europe, Warsaw
1962Silence over Dunkerque by John R. Tunis Historical Thriller, WWII: Europe
1966The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin
1971The Scarlatti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum WWII: Europe
1974A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
1982Night and Fog by Gregory St. Germain Action, WWII: Europe, Resistance
Resistance: 1
1983Road of Iron by Gregory St. Germain Action, WWII: Europe, Resistance
Resistance: 4
1983Shadows of Death by Gregory St. Germain Action, WWII: Europe, Resistance
Resistance: 3
1983Target: Sahara by Gregory St. Germain Action, WWII: Europe, Resistance
Resistance: 5
1984Balkan Breakout by Gregory St. Germain Action, WWII: Europe, Resistance
Resistance: 6
1992Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
1999Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson Hard SF, Technological Thriller, Espionage, WWII: Europe
2003The Tristan Betrayal by Robert Ludlum Espionage, WWII: Europe
2005Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow Legal Thriller, WWII: Europe
2008Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield WWII: Europe, Africa
2008The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Europe, WWII: Western Front
2009D-Day by Antony Beevor WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
The Battle for Normandy
2009No Less Than Victory by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Europe
2012The Liberator by Alex Kershaw US Army, WWII: Concentration Camps, WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
2013Dam Busters by James Holland WWII: Europe, Germany, Non-Fiction
2018Big Week by James Holland WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
2019Normandy '44 by James Holland WWII: Europe, France, Non-Fiction
D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France
2019The Resistance in Western Europe 1940-1945 by Olivier Wieviorka WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction
2021Brothers in Arms by James Holland WWII: Europe, Non-Fiction

 

 

 


 

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