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WWII for those who thought history was boring

Monte Cristo
The list author says: "There are history books that will move you and inspire you. Below is a start to my World War II collection, TARGETED TO THOSE WHO WANT HISTORY THAT READS LIKE FICTION. There is particular emphasis on the European Theater of Operation as I build up my library on the Pacific, Mediterranean and North African campaigns. This is a small start and there are so many more books, but I only want to add those that I have read. Also included are books on the Holocaust - a war within a war. I have a particular passion for D-day and have read many books on that part of the war, and I am working on a more inclusive list focused on D-day for those with both an amateur and academic interest."
The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
"A must read about the Allied invasion of Normandy. There are many books on D-day that I have read, but this book was the best overall introduction to understanding D-day. And it reads like a suspense novel. I fretted with Eisenhower and my heart pounded with the paratroopers. If you like this, I recommend following up with A Bridge Too Far and Citizen Soldiers."
A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II
A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II
"Nonfiction about one of the highest casualty World War II battles. Will interest fiction readers, because the author masters the art of suspense while not being flashy or disrespectful. This book may change you. I have never read such a captivating account depicting the bravery, courage and selflessness of man. Despite it being about war, the beauty of man permeates."
Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
"By the Band of Brothers author, this book nicely follows American soldiers from the day after D-Day through Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge and then the Allied crossing of the Rhine."
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
"Amazing account of a bombardier lost at sea, shark-infested waters, and Japanese POW camps. I could not put this one down! If you want to read the autobiographical version, then read Devil at My Heels."
The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
"I read this book before ever seeing the movie.  The movie is true to the book, but of course the book tells so much more about one man's survival through the Holocaust."
The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War
The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War
"We all have learned about the unimaginable torment of the Holocaust. This book depicts the history of the Jews in Europe starting from the early 1930's through the Holocaust. It is worse then I ever imagined. I hesitate to recommend this one, only because it is disturbing paragraph after paragraph of the horror the Jews experienced, but I read on b/c I had to know, to honor the memory."
The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day
The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day
"Gripping account of paratroopers who landed on D-day and their fight for France in those initial hours. Focuses on the 82nd airborne division. This was a great read!"
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
"The heroic story of US Rangers plot to rescue Allies, including survivors of the Bataan Death March, from a Japanese POW camp. It's an honor to read about these men. Highly recommended."
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
"The before, during and after of the Bataan Death March.  Get through the first 100 pages or so that sets the scene for why the Americans were in the Philippines and how they got caught up in the war, and then you'll get to the harrowing experiences of the soldiers."