World War II > WWII: European Theater

    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy--it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.

Year: 1961
Genre: World War IIWWII: European Theater

    Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

His code name was "The Needle." He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence--a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . .But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom--and win the war for the Nazis. . . .

Year: 1978
Genre: EspionageSecret HistoryWorld War IIWWII: European Theater

    No Less Than Victory by Jeff Shaara

A riveting account presented through the eyes of Eisenhower, Patton, and the soldiers who struggled face-to-face with their enemy, as well as from the vantage point of Germany's old soldier, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Hitler's golden boy, Albert Speer. Jeff Shaara carries the reader on a journey that defines the spirit of the soldier and the horror of a madman's dreams.

Year: 2009
Genre: World War IIWWII: European Theater

    Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow

Stewart Dubinsky knew his father, David, had served in World War II, but had been told very little about his experiences. When he finds, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancee and learns of David's court-martial, Stewart is driven to uncover the truth about this enigmatic, distant man he never knew.

Year: 2005
Genre: Legal ThrillerWWII: European Theater

    The Scarlatti Inheritance by Robert Ludlum

Her weapons: money and power. Her target: the most dangerous man in the world--her own son. Elizabeth Wyckham Scarlatti has a plan, a desperate, last-minute gamble designed to save the world from her son, Ulster, an incalculably cruel man who is working for the Third Reich under the name of Heinrich Kroeger. If Elizabeth cannot stop him, Ulster will give Hitler the most powerful instrument on earth.

Year: 1971
Genre: WWII: European Theater

    The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara

As the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospect of fighting his way ashore on Omaha Beach, a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipate.

Year: 2008
Genre: World War IIWWII: European Theater

    The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

The Young Lions is a vivid and classic novel that portrays the experiences of ordinary soldiers fighting World War II. Told from the points of view of a perceptive young Nazi, a jaded American film producer, and a shy Jewish boy just married to the love of his life, Shaw conveys, as no other novelist has since, the scope, confusion, and complexity of war.

Year: 1948
Genre: WWII: European Theater

 

TitleAuthorGenres & Tags

Catch-22 Joseph Heller World War IIWWII: European Theater
Eye of the Needle Ken Follett EspionageSecret HistoryWorld War IIWWII: European Theater
No Less Than Victory Jeff Shaara World War IIWWII: European Theater
Ordinary Heroes Scott Turow Legal ThrillerWWII: European Theater
The Scarlatti Inheritance Robert Ludlum WWII: European Theater, NAZI
The Steel Wave Jeff Shaara World War IIWWII: European Theater
The Young Lions Irwin Shaw WWII: European Theater