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A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war.

See history for specific wars.

Rites of Passage
The Garden of Letters
A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi
The Wrenchies
Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics
A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France
Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
The Bloodbound
Waterloo: The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield
The Red Pencil
The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security
War in the Western Pacific: The U.S. Marines in the Marianas, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, 1944-1945
The Cat at the Wall


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    All the Light We Cannot See
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    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
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    Life After Life
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    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
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