Posted by
Message
RouxDog91
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Mar 2014
113 posts

Recommend a Good WWII Book
I'll be the first to admit that I am not a big reader, but I want to try it out as a New Year's resolution. I have never read any military history books, but I am fascinated with World Wars I and II...

Have any of you read a WWII book that you would recommend? I'm looking for an easy read that contains information an everyday person wouldn't know.

TIA!


rebelrouser
Furman Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Feb 2013
2806 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Helmet For My Pillow non-fiction. The Naked And The Damned fiction.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Rouge
USA Fan
Public Enemy #1
Member since Oct 2004
120765 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Beneath a Scarlet Sky

About the northern Italian front at war's end


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Sody Cracker
Georgia Fan
Distemper Ward
Member since May 2016
2449 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
E B Sledge - With the Old Breed.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
61
Drank
Winthrop Fan
Member since Dec 2012
6488 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
The Bedford Boys will break your heart but it's a wonderful book


offshoreangler
LSU Fan
713, Texas
Member since Jun 2008
20840 posts
 Online 

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Find Rick Atkinson’s Liberation Trilogy.


White Roach
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2009
6888 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
quote:

Find Rick Atkinson’s Liberation Trilogy.


I thought "An Army at Dawn" was great and "The Day of Battle" was very good. I didn't think "The Guns at Last Light" was as good as the other two, but that's just my opinion.

For the OP, I'd recommend Stephen Ambrose's "Pegasus Bridge". It's an easy read that largely focuses on one small operation and many people are unfamiliar with the story. The Liberation Trilogy books focus on multiple campaigns in the ETO and they're about 700 pages each. It's quite a chunk to bite off for a first time reader on the subject.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
TheCorelton
Michigan Fan
Member since Oct 2013
324 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Currently reading A Higher Call by Adam Makos.

Highly recommend it.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Sody Cracker
Georgia Fan
Distemper Ward
Member since May 2016
2449 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
quote:

The Bedford Boys will break your heart but it's a wonderful book


I second that.


geauxpurple
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2014
3141 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
60
chity
LSU Fan
Chicago, il
Member since Dec 2008
2669 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Rise and fall of the third reich by William Shirer

Was a reporter who followed Hitler through WII


White Roach
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2009
6888 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Just noticed you mentioned WWI in your post.

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman is terrific. It explains all of the different events that lead up to WWI and covers the first month or so of the war (long enough to establish that it's going to be a long bloody grind).


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
40
Palo Gaucho
Benton
Member since Jul 2013
3199 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Unbroken


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
LoveThatMoney
LSU Fan
Who knows where?
Member since Jan 2008
10743 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Band of Brothers

A Higher Call

Bloodlands

Fighter Pilot: the Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

Wine and War


MaroonWhite
Mississippi St. Fan
48 61 69 6c 20 53 74 61 74 65 21
Member since Oct 2012
3191 posts
 Online 

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
quote:

Rise and fall of the third reich by William Shirer


I finished the audio version of this book a few months ago (57 hours...longest audio book I've ever completed).

I highly recommend this as well.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
beerJeep
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
14034 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Ordinary men. About police battalion 101 and gives insight to how normal men can be transformed into absolute animals.

Night. Elie wiesel story about his time in the Jewish ghetto then the concentration camps.

The Tigers are burning. All about the world's largest armored battle. Kursk. Told from the Russian side.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
stat19
Alabama Fan
Member since Feb 2011
23667 posts
 Online 

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
William Craig - Enemy At The Gates

Its about Stalingrad - lead in, the fight, the aftermath.

The Hollywood movie was a sidebar in the book.
This post was edited on 12/27 at 9:47 pm


TaTa Toothy
Oral Roberts Fan
Everything in its right place
Member since Sep 2017
470 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Nemesis by Ian Kershaw. The definitive Hitler biography.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
geauxtigers87
USA Fan
NOLA
Member since Mar 2011
16482 posts
 Online 

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
a war to be won by allen millett gives you a good overview of all theaters and the homefront in wwii in one volume


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
LoveThatMoney
LSU Fan
Who knows where?
Member since Jan 2008
10743 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
If we're including fiction, War of the Rats and City of Thieves.


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 4next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram