War novels?

I have a to read a war novel, does anyone have any good ideas?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Michael Shaara ("The Killer Angels" - Gettysburg- American Civil War)

    Jeff Shaara ("The Rising Tide (book)" - WWII and many other books)

    Elie Wiesel (Night - Holocaust)

    Martin Amis (Time's Arrow - Holocaust)

    David Bergen (The Time In Between - Vietnam)

    Elias Canetti (Auto da Fe - WWI)

    James Chapman (Glass (Pray the Electrons Back to Sand) - Gulf War)

    Charles Sheehan-Miles (Prayer at Rumayla: A Novel of the Gulf War - Gulf War)

    Hugo Claus (Sorrow of Belgium - WWI)

    Stuart Cloete (Rags of Glory - South African War)

    F. M. Cutlack (Breaker Morant - South African War)

    E. L. Doctorow (The March - US Civil War)

    William Faulkner (Soldiers' Pay - WWI)

    Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong - WWI)

    Timothy Findley (The Wars, Famous Last Words (book) - WWI/ II)

    Ford Madox Ford (Parade's End - WWI)

    Joseph Heller (Catch-22 - WWII)

    Charles Frazier (Cold Mountain - US Civil War)

    Robert Graves (I Claudius, et al. - Roman Wars)

    Gustav Hasford (The Short-Timers, The Phantom Blooper - US Vietnam War)

    Walter Dean Myers (Fallen Angels - US Vietnam War)

    Frances Itani (Deafening - WWI)

    Ha Jin (War Trash - Korean War)

    Thomas Keneally (Schindler's Ark - Holocaust)

    William Woodruff (Vessel of Sadness - WWII)

    D. H. Lawrence (Kangaroo - WWI)

    Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity et al. - Cold War)

    Józef Mackiewicz (The Road to Nowhere - WWII)

    Norman Mailer (The Naked and the Dead - WWII)

    Colin McDougall (Execution - WWII)

    Boris Pasternak (Dr. Zhivago - Russian Revolution)

    Siegfried Sassoon (Memoirs of an Infantry Officer - WWI)

    Henryk Sienkiewicz (The Trilogy - Polish historical)

    Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five - Vietnam / WWII)

    Evelyn Waugh (Sword of Honour - WWII)

    Richard Hooker (M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors - Korean War)

    J. G. Ballard (Empire of the Sun - WWII)

    Leon Uris (Battle Cry - WWII and Mila 18 - Holocaust)

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  • 1 decade ago

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    The Winds of War - by Herman Wouk

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  • 1 decade ago

    IDK your grade or reading level but some of my favorite books in


    Turn homeward Hannahlee

    Shades of Gray

    both on CIVIL WAR but niether take place on battle field show great visual picture of how life was for regular civians in the south at this time. I appriciate them because most history on civil war is one sided tword the NORTH.

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