40 Books to Enlighten with the Correct History of the Second World War

A Listmania! list by John E. Nevola "Author of The Last Jump" (Mount Arlington, New Jersey)
The list author says: "Tired of reading revisionist history of "the War"? Sick of what the schools don't teach our children about America's contribution to the greatest conflict in human history? Disgusted with how the media ignores our veteran heroes as they pass on from this life? Below are 40 books detailing the courage, passion and sacrifices made by that special generation who beat back two of the most evil regimes that ever existed on the face of the earth! And in doing so changed history for the better, forever!"
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
1.  With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E. B. Sledge
The list author says:
  "Unvarnished truth about the bitter island-fighting in the Pacific."
$9.04   Used & New from: $4.99
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1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls
2.  1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls by Winston Groom
The list author says:
  "Great book!"
$12.50   Used & New from: $0.01
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A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II
3.  A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg
The list author says:
  "Definitive work on the causes and results of the politics that led up to and governed the War."
$21.83   Used & New from: $13.47
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A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
4.  A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge by Charles Brown MacDonald
The list author says:
  "MacDonald writes from first-hand experience."
$18.70   Used & New from: $1.72
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It (Dell World War II Library)
5.  A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It (Dell World War II Library) by Gerald Astor
The list author says:
  "Gripping account of the heroes who fought in the Battle fo the Bulge.  Those who believed it was a severe defeat for the Americans need to understand that for every coward who ran, a thousand stayed and died fighting!"
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II
6.  A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II by Cornelius Ryan
The list author says:
  "Well-researched classic!"
$15.82   Used & New from: $1.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
7.  Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose
The list author says:
  "The book that started it all."
$11.40   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (826 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters
8.  Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters by Cole C. Kingseed
The list author says:
  "A dedicated paratrooper combat leader tells his story."
$12.44   Used & New from: $0.23
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends
9.  Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends by William Guarnere
The list author says:
  "Excellent storytelling by some of the legendary "Band of Brothers"."
$13.44   Used & New from: $2.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers"
10.  Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers" by Bob Welch
The list author says:
  "Arguably the greatest brother of them all."
$11.67   Used & New from: $6.88
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
11.  Flyboys: A True Story of Courage by James Bradley
The list author says:
  "This book provides an insight into the mindset of the Japanese enemy that no other book depicts.  It explains, in part, the bitter hatred that American fighters felt for their enemy and why no quarter was either asked or given."
$14.39   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (612 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Beyond Valor: World War II's Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat
12.  Beyond Valor: World War II's Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat by Patrick K. O'Donnell
The list author says:
  "America's elite war-fighters tell their own personal stories of combat."
$14.46   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy (Stackpole Military History Series)
13.  Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy (Stackpole Military History Series) by Joseph Balkoski
The list author says:
  "Compelling saga of a National Guard Division - not often written about - who spearheaded the invasion of bloody Omaha Beach."
$15.20   Used & New from: $6.80
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Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943
14.  Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943 by Ed Ruggero
The list author says:
  "The baptism of fire for a regiment-sized airborne attack on Sicily."
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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
15.  The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer
The list author says:
  "A handful of destroyes take on the mighty battleships of the Japanese Combined Fleet off of the Philippines.  Theis story will bring tears to your eyes."
$15.01   Used & New from: $2.40
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All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe
16.  All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe by James Megellas
The list author says:
  "Fierce fighter!"
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Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
17.  Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany by Stephen E. Ambrose
The list author says:
  "Ambrose is a master interviewer and this book is a treasure trove of recollections and first hand accounts by boys who fight the battles."
$14.93   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)

D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
18.  D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose
The list author says:
  "Ambrose conducted thousands of interviews with the men he loved, the combat veterans of the Second World War."
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Descending From The Clouds: A Memoir of Combat in the 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
19.  Descending From The Clouds: A Memoir of Combat in the 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division by Spencer F. Wurst
The list author says:
  "A very personal and sensitive memoir."
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Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II
20.  Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II by Phil Nordyke
The list author says:
  "The definitive history if one of the most highly decorated regiments of the War."
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The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day
21.  The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day by Ed Ruggero
The list author says:
  "Ruggero scores again with yet another compelling account of airborne operations in World War II."
$12.12   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
22.  Nancy Love and the WASP Ferry Pilots of World War II (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series) by Sarah Byrn Rickman
The list author says:
  "The true story of the female ferry pilots (WASPs) who served in the War and the woman who led them!"
$21.15   Used & New from: $11.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
23.  Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides
The list author says:
  "Little know story of the rescue of American POWs from their camp in the Philippines."
$9.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (717 customer reviews)

Finding Your Father's War: A Practical Guide to Researching and Understanding Service in the World War II U.S. Army
24.  Finding Your Father's War: A Practical Guide to Researching and Understanding Service in the World War II U.S. Army by Jonathan Gawne
The list author says:
  "For those looking to find answers their departed relatives had not revealed."
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Medal of Honor: Profiles of America's Military Heroes From the Civil War to the Present
25.  Medal of Honor: Profiles of America's Military Heroes From the Civil War to the Present by Allen Mikaelian
$21.72   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle
26.  The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle by J. Glenn Gray
The list author says:
  "A very introspective look at the psyches of the men whose souls were ripped apart in combat."
$14.95   Used & New from: $6.40
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Omaha Beach and Beyond: The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter
27.  Omaha Beach and Beyond: The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter by John Robert Slaughter
The list author says:
  "Another fabulous memoir!"
$15.66   Used & New from: $2.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Paratrooper!
28.  Paratrooper! by Gerard M. Devlin
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The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II
29.  The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II by John E Nevola
The list author says:
  "The only novel on the list but historically accurate."
$18.95   Used & New from: $17.11
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)

Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers
30.  Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers by Marcus Brotherton
The list author says:
  "One of the "Band of Brothers" tells his life story which depicts what a peaceful America was like before being dragged into the War."
$11.92   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy
31.  Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy by Donald R. Burgett
The list author says:
  "One paratrooper's experiences in the training and first drop of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy."
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FIGHTING WITH THE SCREAMING EAGLES: With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne
32.  FIGHTING WITH THE SCREAMING EAGLES: With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne by Robert Bowen
The list author says:
  "Another fabulous memoir."
$16.91   Used & New from: $2.37
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Rangers in World War II
33.  Rangers in World War II by Robert W. Black
The list author says:
  "The definitive work regarding the history of the Rangers in the War."
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

D-day to Bastogne: A paratrooper recalls World War II
34.  D-day to Bastogne: A paratrooper recalls World War II by Robert J. Houston
The list author says:
  "A very compelling memoir."
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Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
35.  Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich by David Kenyon Webster
The list author says:
  "More about perception and emotion and less about fighting."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris; June 6 - Aug. 5, 1944; Revised
36.  Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris; June 6 - Aug. 5, 1944; Revised by John Keegan
The list author says:
  "Extremely interesting view of the forces arrayed against each other at Normandy by one of the preeminent historians of our time."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Rudder's Rangers
37.  Rudder's Rangers by Ronald L. Lane
The list author says:
  "The story of scaling the cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc."
$12.65   Used & New from: $0.48
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Ridgway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in World War II
38.  Ridgway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in World War II by Clay Blair
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Rendevous with Destiny a History of the 101st Airborne Division
39.  Rendevous with Destiny a History of the 101st Airborne Division by Leonard and Arthur Northwood Rapport
The list author says:
  "The defining work describing the entire history of the division from inception the present."
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The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower
40.  The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Stephen E. Ambrose
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