What are some good nonfiction war novels?
I need an interesting nonfiction war novel for an English project, Most preferably modern from 20th-21st century(WWI, WWII, Vietnam, or current)
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Hum.... A FYI "novel" IS a class of "fiction." What you are looking are "nonfiction" books on the subject of war.
WW I: general information:
The American Heritage History of World War I by S.L.A. Marshall
Complete Idiot's Guide to World War I by Ph.D. Alan Axelrod*
WW I specific information:
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman (the start of WW I)
Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914? by David Fromkin (the start of WW I)
Eye-Deep in Hell: Trench Warfare in World War I by John Ellis
Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I, 1914-1918 by John Mosier
St Mihiel 1918: The American Expeditionary Forces' trial by fire (Campaign) by David Bonk and Howard Gerrard
World War II: general information
World War II by H.P Wiollmott, Charles Messenger, and Robin Cross
World War II For Dummies by Keith D. Dickson*
The Pacific War: A Very Brief History by Mark Black
World War II: specific information
Day Of Infamy by Walter Lord
At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor by Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon
Miracle at Midway by Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillo
The Longest Day: June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan
A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan
Korean War: general information
This Kind of War by T.R. Fehrenbach
A Short History of the Korean War by James L. Stokesbury
Korean War: specific information
Pork Chop Hill by S.L.A. Marshall
Hell or high water: MacArthur's landing at Inchon, by Walter J Sheldon
Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950 by Martin Russ
Vietnam War: general information
The Vietnam War: A comprehensive and illustrated history of the conflict in Southeast Asia by Ray Bonds (editor)
On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War by Harry G. Summers
Summons of Trumpet: U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective by Dave R. Palmer
Vietnam War: specific information
Street Without Joy by Bernard B. Fall
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway
Thud Ridge: F-105 Thunderchief Missions Over Vietnam by Colonel Jack Broughton
TET by Don Oberdorfer
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason
BAT-21: Based on the true story of Lieutenant Colonel Iceal E. Hambleton, USAF by William C Anderson
Homecoming: When the Soldiers Returned from Vietnam by Bob Green
Post Cold War:
Desert Storm: The War in the Persian Gulf by Time Magazine
9/11 Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes: NYC - The First Battle in the War Against Terror! by Col. Will G. Merrill Jr.Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War by Dakota Meyer and Bing West Operation Phantom Fury: The Assault and Capture of Fallujah, Iraq by Dick Camp
* Don't let "Dummy" or "Idiot" in the title scare you off. These books have a lot of good information in them....
- Rose DLv 77 years ago
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman is a great overview of WWI. For WWII, try Bismarck: The Final Days of Germany's Greatest Battleship by Niklas Zetterling. For Vietnam, Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam is excellent.
- SpikeLv 77 years ago
How about any of these books. IF you need info on any of the books listed, you can look them up at Barnes and Noble(bn.com) and Amazon.com.
The Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History; May--October 1940 by James Holland
Day of Infamy, 60th Anniversary: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor by Walter Lord
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo by Cap. Ted W. Lawson
The Man Who Never Was: World War II's Boldest Counter-Intelligence Operation by Ewen Montagu
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre
Covert Warrior: Fighting the CIA's Secret War in Southeast Asia and China, 1965-1967 by Warner Smith
Covert Ops: The CIA's Secret War In Laos by James E. Parker Jr.
Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA's Key Field Commander by Gary Berntsen and Ralph Pezzullo
First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan by Gary Schroen
The Jedburghs: The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944 by Will Irwin
Blackjack-33: With Special Forces in the Viet Cong Forbidden Zone by James C. Donahue
Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man by Dalton Fury
No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer
- 7 years ago
The Thin Red Line by James Jones is one of the best war novel ever.
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- Anonymous6 years ago
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- LarsEighnerLv 77 years ago
A novel is a work of fiction. It is not a synonym for "book." "Nonfiction novel" is an oxymoron.
A good nonfiction war book is "Day of Infamy."
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