World War II > WWII: Pacific Theater

Featured Titles

    Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

This thrilling work invites the reader to enter the exotic world of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the endless ocean, the coconut palms, the waves breaking into spray. And yet here also are the men and women caught up in the heady drama of World War II: the young Marine who falls for a beautiful Tonkinese girl; the Navy nurse whose prejudices are challenged by a French aristocrat; and all the soldiers and sailors preparing for war against the seemingly peaceful backdrop of a tropical paradise.

Year: 1947
Genre: WWII: Pacific Theater

    The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer

Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows an army platoon of foot soldiers who are fighting for the possession of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Focusing on the experiences of a fourteen-man platoon stationed on a Japanese-held island in the South Pacific during World War II, and written in a journalistic style, it tells the moving story of the soldiers' struggle to retain a sense of dignity amidst the horror of warfare, and to find a source of meaning in their lives.

Year: 1948
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    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

    Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle

1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist.

Year: 1952
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    Battle Cry by Leon Uris

This is the story of enlisted men – Marines – at the beginning of World War II. They are a rough–and–ready tangle of guys from America's cities and farms and reservations. Led by a tough veteran sergeant, these soldiers band together to emerge as part of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world.

Year: 1953
Genre: WWII: Pacific Theater

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1947Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener WWII: Pacific Theater, South Pacific
1948The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
1951From Here to Eternity by James Jones World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater, Hawaii
1952Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
1953Battle Cry by Leon Uris WWII: Pacific Theater
1959The Pistol by James Jones WWII: Pacific Theater, Hawaii
1962King Rat by James Clavell World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater, Asian Saga
1962The Thin Red Line by James Jones World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
2011The Final Storm by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater
2020To Wake the Giant by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Build up to War, WWII: Pacific Theater, Hawaii

 

 

 


 

Vintage Library at Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.