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Stonehenge
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Tigers In The Mud-Otto Carius


TheJunction
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge is an excellent account of his experiences as a Marine Private on Peleliu and Okinawa. It’s a must read.


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Pragmatic PiG
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
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Leon Uris


Tremendous writer. "The Haj" is a very underrated book and so relevant for contemporary times


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ecb
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Band of Brothers was riveting as was the series


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MintBerry Crunch
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
The Liberator. Like band of brothers but follows one guy. He's the only guy still alive from his starting company.


chesty
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
the Ministry of ungentlemanly warfare
any thing from EB sledge
Strong Men armed- its the entire pacific campaign USMC side AND its really great even covers all the MoH winners


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LSUCouyon
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Member since Oct 2006
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Jeff Shaara also wrote "To the Last Man" about a general an infantryman and a pilot in WW1.

Great read!


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zatetic
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
The Patton Papers. Anything to do with Patton's letters and diaries is gold.


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pilsnerpusher
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Ship of Ghosts about the uss houston. Two things will happen when you read it: first you'll get to see what happens when we practice a politically correct disposition toward our allies with respect to planning, leadership, and combat (that shite went out the window real quick, but unfortunately too late for our boys on the Houston). Second you will have a hard time curbing your anger toward the Japanese.


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Martini
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
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Wine and War


Great book.

Also Operation Paperclip.


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Mr. Misanthrope
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
William Manchester's Good Bye, Darkness .
Works as both WW II history and autobiography. Manchester is a fine historian particularly as a biographer. His work on Churchill is deep and broad. Darkness is his personal account of the Marine's war with Japan in the Pacific. For him it is cathartic; for us it's haunting.


TaTa Toothy
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
The Storm of War by Andrew Roberts. Covers all facets of the war in depth. Roberts is one of the better living historical writers.


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tigernchicago
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Alabama
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
The Fleet at Fllod Tide by Hornfischer

Whirlwind by Barrett TIllman

Flyboys by James Bradley

All 3 are in the Pacific theater


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TinyTigerPaws
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Unbroken


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MoistKajun
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Member since Sep 2017
60 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
All The Light We Cannot See


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blueridgeTiger
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Addison, TX
Member since Jun 2004
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
We'll Meet Again a novel following five young people from a small Louisiana town through World War II and the Post-war Years. Written by a regular contributor to TD.

Image: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51MKw8cTBpL.jpg
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McGregor
Alabama Fan
Member since Feb 2011
2980 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
Whoever mentioned A Higher Call in this thread about the German/US pilots being good was correct.

Amazing read. Check it out.


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supadave3
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
19839 posts

re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
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I second that.


Third!


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TigrrrDad
Member since Oct 2016
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book

All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe
By James “Maggie” Megellas

He’s the grandfather of one of my son’s friends, and he’s the most decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne. He just turned 100 and is an incredible guy - when he speaks, you know you’re in the presence of someone special. He was in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge, among other battles. His story is a first hamd account from his point of view - just an amazing read. He narrated some of the stuff at the WWII Museum, and parts of the movie “A Bridge Too Far” seem to come straight from his book.


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blueridgeTiger
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re: Recommend a Good WWII Book
I just finished Red Sun Setting by William T. Y'Blood; an account of the Battle of the Philippine Sea, aka The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.

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