Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WWII Books

Richard Snow lists five books that he regards as essential reading on World War II.

I'd quickly add:

Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer.
Is Paris Burning? by Collins and LaPierre
The Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper
The Dark Summer by Gene Smith
Churchill by Lord Moran
Armageddon by Max Hastings

How many rooms filled with books are we missing? Your recommendations?


Wally Bock said...

Here are some others

As an overview
The Second World War by John Keegan

Ground-level views

Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene B. Sledge

Fits no known category but a must-read

Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War by Paul Fussell

Michael Wade said...


Thanks for the recommendations.

I've read the Keegan book and have Manchester's book on my "read stack." Will check out the others.