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.
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Sisters in Arms
The Bookseller's Secret
Clark and Division
The Riviera House
The Last Debutantes
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
The Perfume Thief
The Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Modernism, and Hitler's War on Art
When the Summer Was Ours
The Cryptographer’s Dilemma (Heroines of WWII)
The Lines Between Us
All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler
The Secrets of Latimer House
The Forest of Vanishing Stars
The Last Green Valley
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 Skylark's Secret
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
The Secret Messenger
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
The Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II Queen
The Happiest Man on Earth
The Secrets We Left Behind
How the Penguins Saved Veronica
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria RemarqueCatch-22 by Joseph HellerSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.The Things They Carried by Tim O'BrienThe Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best War Novels
1,365 books — 1,511 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)
329 books — 631 voters

Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandHiroshima by John HerseyBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseThe Longest Day by Cornelius RyanAn Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson
Best World War II History (nonfiction)
570 books — 491 voters
The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneNumber the Stars by Lois LowryBetween Shades of Gray by Ruta SepetysOperation Einstein by Mark A. Cooper
YA Holocaust & WWII Novels
343 books — 760 voters

The Book Thief
All the Light We Cannot See
The Nightingale
The Diary of a Young Girl
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your en ...more
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