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
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)
329 books — 631 voters
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradCry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Africa (fiction and nonfiction)
1,645 books — 1,730 voters

Lone Survivor by Marcus LuttrellGeneration Kill by Evan WrightBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseThe Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienWe Were Soldiers Once... and Young by Harold G. Moore
Best Modern Day Military Accounts
380 books — 592 voters
1984 by George OrwellBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownHiroshima by John HerseyThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
My Country, the Enemy
382 books — 393 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)
Code Name Verity

Sun Tzu
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Emilie Autumn
It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?
Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

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