World War II

The global conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. World War II is also known as the Second World War. It involved the majority of the world's nations, eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries.

This category includes non-fiction books as well as historical novels that are set during World War II.

New Releases Tagged "World War II"

From Sand and Ash
The Divided City (Gregor Reinhardt, #3)
Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)
All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor
The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice
An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler
And Then the Sky Exploded
Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack
The Nightingale
All the Light We Cannot See
Salt to the Sea
Lilac Girls
Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan
The House by the Lake
The Einstein Prophecy
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
The Japanese Lover
At the Water's Edge
The Baker's Daughter
The German Girl
D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
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Amazing WWII fiction (some with romance)
161 books — 380 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakFarewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki HoustonThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankMartin Heidegger by Rüdiger Safranski1939 - The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof
Best WWII Fiction and Biography
331 books — 465 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankNight by Elie WieselThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneNumber the Stars by Lois Lowry
Well-Written Holocaust Books
581 books — 2,354 voters

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutAtonement by Ian McEwanThe Winds of War by Herman Wouk
World War II Fiction
800 books — 1,354 voters
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YA Holocaust & WWII Novels
232 books — 532 voters

Popular World War II Books

The Book Thief
All the Light We Cannot See
The Diary of a Young Girl
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
The Nightingale
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Number the Stars
Sarah's Key

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