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 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
784 books — 2,807 voters
Watership Down by Richard  AdamsAtonement by Ian McEwanBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyFear of Flying by Erica JongThe Giver by Lois Lowry
Best Books You Might Have Missed
482 books — 561 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
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueThe Guns of August by Barbara W. TuchmanThe Pity of War by Niall FergusonBirdsong by Sebastian FaulksA Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Great War
631 books — 750 voters

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseBlack Hawk Down by Mark BowdenHiroshima by John HerseyUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandOn Killing by Dave Grossman
Best Non-fiction War Books
1,821 books — 2,238 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

War does not determine who is right — only who is left.
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Sun Tzu
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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