Best WWII Fiction and Biography

The best and most important WWII historical fiction, biographical fiction, and biography... a list of books to give any reader allergic to straight history texts a real grounding in the era and issues of World War 2.
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545 books · 659 voters · list created January 4th, 2010 by trishtrash (votes) .
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Patrick Mitchell Obviously we don't understand the word "fiction"


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If you'll point out the non-fiction, I'll be happy to remove it. (Knowing the place on the list as well as the title is very useful.)


message 3: by Kyle (new)

Kyle The painted bird!!! A little disturbing though. be warned.


message 5: by Linnéa (new)

Linnéa The book thief is twice, once at 2 and once at 35.


message 6: by Sue (last edited Dec 06, 2014 06:22AM) (new)

Sue Maisie Dobbs is not WWII...it is WWI and the years immediately after.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where is it, Sue? (If I know where it is, I can remove it.)


message 8: by Sue (new)

Sue ranked in a group at 154 (part way down page 2)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Thanks. Will nab.


message 10: by Gabe (new)

Gabe Fitzgerald The Keep by F. Paul Wilson is a horror novel set during WW2, a classic


message 11: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis Gabe wrote: "The Keep by F. Paul Wilson is a horror novel set during WW2, a classic"

Then you should add it. See the button at the top of the list; you are the only person that will add this book.


message 12: by Donna (last edited Jan 07, 2018 12:14AM) (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 6 duplicates.

Also removed: The Wave, contemporary YA fiction:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...

And now the system has found and removed 2 more duplicates. Glad this one still works.


message 13: by Sue (new)

Sue Black Hawk Down (#159) is not WWII


message 14: by AmandaCross (new)

AmandaCross If I can suggest something I would recommend this book here from which the author has takes jokes for this article https://college-homework-help.org/blog/bibliography


message 15: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis AmandaCross wrote: "If I can suggest something I would recommend this book here from which the author has takes jokes for this article https://college-homework-help.org/blo..."

AmandaCross wrote: "If I can suggest something I would recommend this book here from which the author has takes jokes for this article https://college-homework-help.org/blo..."
If you want a book added to the list, you can do that by using the button above it on the right. Everyone adds the books they want; volunteer librarians like me monitor the list and remove books that are clearly misplaced. That's it.


message 16: by Ellinor (new)

Ellinor Storm of Steel is WWI, not WWII.


message 17: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Ellinor wrote: "Storm of Steel is WWI, not WWII."

Removed.


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