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.

The Stolen Lady
The Magician
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive
A Most Clever Girl
Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love
The Living and the Lost
Taking Paris: The Epic Battle for the City of Lights
First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11
The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783
The Nazis Knew My Name
Monstress, Vol. 6: The Vow
Snow Country
Planet of Clay
Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War
Code Name Badass: The True Story Of Virginia Hall
The Keeper of Happy Endings
These Tangled Vines
The Rose Code
The World Played Chess
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
Three Sisters (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #3)
The Venice Sketchbook
The Book of Lost Names
The Dressmaker's Gift
The Traitor Queen (The Bridge Kingdom, #2)
The Paris Library
The Happiest Man on Earth
The Forest of Vanishing Stars
Wild Lands (Savage Lands, #2)
The Sweetness of Water
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonQuiet by Susan CainSapiens by Yuval Noah HarariThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Best 21st Century Non-Fiction
1,332 books — 1,173 voters

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
465 books — 668 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Bronze Horseman by Paullina SimonsThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann ShafferTatiana and Alexander by Paullina SimonsAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Amazing WWII fiction (some with romance)
330 books — 634 voters

Redeeming Love by Francine RiversA Voice in the Wind by Francine RiversAn Echo in the Darkness by Francine RiversAs Sure as the Dawn by Francine RiversThe Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
Best Christian Historical Fiction
1,418 books — 1,559 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
797 books — 2,822 voters

The Book Thief
All Quiet on the Western Front
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)
Code Name Verity

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

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