War

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.
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Billy Summers
Sisters in Arms
The Bookseller's Secret
Clark and Division
The Riviera House
The Women of Troy (Women of Troy, #2)
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II
Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them
Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution
The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940
The Perfume Thief
The Island of Missing Trees
Citadel (The Palladium Wars #3)
The Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Modernism, and Hitler's War on Art
When the Summer Was Ours
These Tangled Vines
The Venice Sketchbook
The Rose Code
The Book of Lost Names
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
The Girls in the Attic
The Paris Library
The Forest of Vanishing Stars
The Sweetness of Water
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
The Skylark's Secret
The Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen
Eternal
The Secret Messenger
I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal RoseSpecial Forces by Aleksandr VoinovZero at the Bone by Jane SevilleLatakia by J.F.  SmithCut & Run by Madeleine Urban
Best Gay Soldiers
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City of Bones by Cassandra ClareForbidden by Tabitha SuzumaVampire Academy by Richelle MeadDelirium by Lauren OliverPerfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Best Books Involving Forbidden Love
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The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellBattle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPhersonThe Civil War by Shelby FooteCold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Best American Civil War Books
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The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankFarewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki HoustonHiroshima by John HerseyNight by Elie Wiesel
Best WWII Fiction and Biography
618 books — 667 voters

The Book Thief
All Quiet on the Western Front
Slaughterhouse-Five
Catch-22
All the Light We Cannot See
The Things They Carried
The Diary of a Young Girl
Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
The Art of War
The Nightingale
A Farewell to Arms
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
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Mark Twain
God created war so that Americans would learn geography.
Mark Twain

Sun Tzu
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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