Favorite cannot-put-down type of nonfiction WWII books?Favorite cannot-put-down type of nonfiction WWII books? Kyna #recommend #nonfiction
I’ve read unbroken! It’s a good one.
Is Paris Burning? by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins…
Schindler’s List is a classic.
winds of war, war and remembrance
Beneath a Scarlet Sky. It’s a novel because the author wanted to limit the number of characters. But it is a nonfiction story.
All The Light We Cannot See.
“Se questo è un uomo”, I believe the english title is “If this is a man”, by Primo Levi
They say it is a book everyone should read at least once
“Operation Mincemeat” very interesting with a James Bond tie
This is good A 16 yr olds account from the Russian front to Stalingrad and the battle for Berlin.Fantastic story.
The Book Thief, The Orphan’s Tale, Nightingale
The books thief, the lavender keeper, potato peel society,
Unbroken & Beneath a Scarlet Sky!
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Just a reminder the OP asked for nonfiction, not fiction, recs.
THE MAN WHO STARTED THE WAR – Gunter Peis
MAUS – art spielgelman, night – elite weisel, mans search for meaning – victor frankl. The 3 must reads.
Code name verity
Night by Elie Wiesel
Band of Brothers, Citizen Soldiers, Ghost Soldiers
To Hell And Back – A memoir by Audie Murphy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Hell_and_Back_(book)
The Bronze Horseman, Salt to the Sea, From Sand and Ash, Sarah’s Key.
Oh crap. Just saw the non-fiction. If you ever want to read fiction, these are great.
Salt to the sea was so good
Savage Continent by Keith Lowe
“BLOOD ON GERMAN SNOW: An African American Artilleryman in World War II and Beyond” by Emiel W. Owens. Owens served with the 777th Field Artillery Battalion in Europe during 1944 and 1945.
A Woman in Berlin, Night, The Nazi Officers Wife.
The Second World War, Antony Beevor.
The Nightengale, The One Man, the Girl From the Train, Lilac Girls, Unbroken, The Storyteller. Some are based on real people but written as a novel.
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom – she and her family were Dutch Christians who hid Jews in their home.
Beyond Band of Brothers.
The Camp and Exodus by Greg Hair
Last Train to Istanbul
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Number the Stars
The Book Thief
Berlin Boxing Club
The Bronze Horseman
The Paris Architect
This should be it’s own genre. I have several more and I can look up authors if you would like. I just finished one set in France that I really liked but the name eludes me.
Extreme Justice by Vincent Green, The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill
In ninth-grade English, We were assigned to read Night by Elie Wiesel! I started reading it on my walk home. When I got home, went to my bedroom, closed the door, and continued reading. Dinnertime came and I was called several times to the table, but just could not pull myself away! I finally finished the book before my mother called me for the ninth time. I have read this intense “little” book many times since! I have gone so far as to learn French so I can read it in the language in which it was originally published.
All 3 of Elie Wiesel books.
Parallel Journeys by Eleanor H Ayer, Helen Waterford, and Alfons Heck. It’s from the perspective of a Jewish girl and a German boy of the same age who experience WWII differently (for obvious reasons). Wasn’t exactly gripping, but just the fact that it‘s a true story and seeing the two versions side by side as you go is pretty incredible.