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?

2 Comments:

At 7:09 AM, Anonymous 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

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Wally,

Thanks for the recommendations.

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

Michael

 

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