Looking for a World War II book - Page 2




 
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July 29th, 2010  
A Can of Man
 
 
Damn I read one a few years back but I've forgotten the name of the author...
I think World War II books are too frequently read.
August 5th, 2010  
JSMEverness
 
Claymore, though Churchill's style is indeed very good, it is also very inaccurate. Modern books are the most likely to be the best. The authors have had a wider range of information and, depending on how they have used it, have probably published a more accurate side of the second world war. One of the best WW2 books I have read narrates the Battle of Britain. The book is called With Wings like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain, written by the neutral yet assertive Michael Korda.
December 13th, 2010  
SGT Long
 
 
Dunno. I've yet to find an overall book I'm happy with. I just focus on units, battles, etc that interest me.
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December 14th, 2010  
Jasta Elf
 
As an introduction to ww1, I highly recommend Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August. This book relates the events of the first month of the war and the dawn of modern industrial warfare. I hope this helps Korean Seaboy's quest for ww1 literature.
December 14th, 2010  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
To get a general book about WWII is difficult, due to the fact how big it was. The solution can be to watch documentaries about the war, such as my favorite. The World at War by BBC, it is from the 1970s, but I like it. Can be found on youtube. The Russian problem is evident in the World at War of course. Many interviews of the people who fought in it, British, Americans, Russians, Germans, etc. Even high ranked officers from both sides. Then pick what is interesting and get the books about specific battles.

John Keegan wrote a book about the WWI as well.

take care

Ghostrider
December 18th, 2010  
hardlec
 
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is pretty thorough about the European theater. It is as big a book as I would carry in one volume.
Time/Life did a multi-volume set, gleaned mainly from their publications at the time. It can often be found in various conditions and states of completion at flea markets and used book stores.