World War II > WWII: Pacific Theater

    Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle

1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist.

Year: 1952
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    From Here to Eternity by James Jones

Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he's risking his career to have an affair with his commanding officer's wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: The Army is their heart and blood--and, possibly, their death.

Year: 1951
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    King Rat by James Clavell

Powerful and engrossing, King Rat artfully weaves the author's own World War II prison camp experiences into a compelling narrative of survival amidst the grim realities of war and what men can do when pushed to the edge. A taut masterwork of World War II historical fiction by bestselling author James Clavell.

Year: 1962
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

This thrilling work invites the reader to enter the exotic world of the South Pacific and luxuriate in the endless ocean, the coconut palms, the waves breaking into spray. And yet here also are the men and women caught up in the heady drama of World War II: the young Marine who falls for a beautiful Tonkinese girl; the Navy nurse whose prejudices are challenged by a French aristocrat; and all the soldiers and sailors preparing for war against the seemingly peaceful backdrop of a tropical paradise.

Year: 1947
Genre: WWII: Pacific Theater

    The Final Storm by Jeff Shaara

Colonel Paul Tibbets, one of the finest bomber pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, is selected to lead the mission to drop the horrific new weapon on a Japanese city. As President Harry S Truman mulls his options and Japanese physician Okiro Hamishita cares for patients at a clinic near Hiroshima, citizens on the home front await the day of reckoning that everyone knows is coming.

Year: 2011
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer

Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows an army platoon of foot soldiers who are fighting for the possession of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Focusing on the experiences of a fourteen-man platoon stationed on a Japanese-held island in the South Pacific during World War II, and written in a journalistic style, it tells the moving story of the soldiers' struggle to retain a sense of dignity amidst the horror of warfare, and to find a source of meaning in their lives.

Year: 1948
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    The Thin Red Line by James Jones

They are the men of C-for-Charlie company, infantrymen who are about to land, grim and white-faced, on an atoll in the Pacific called Guadalcanal. A shatteringly realistic walk into hell and back. Some will earn medals, others will do anything they can dream up to get evacuated before they land in a muddy grave. But they will all discover the thin red line that divides the sane from the mad--and the living from the dead.

Year: 1962
Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    To Wake the Giant by Jeff Shaara

A Novel of Pearl Harbor. With you-are-there immediacy, Shaara opens up the mysteries of just how Japan--a small, deeply militarist nation--could launch one of history's most devastating surprise attacks.

Year: 2020
Genre: Whats NewWorld War IIWWII: Pacific TheaterWWII:Preface

 

TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

Bridge Over the River Kwai Pierre Boulle World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater, POW
From Here to Eternity James Jones World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater, Pearl Harbor
King Rat James Clavell Asian SagaWorld War IIWWII: Pacific Theater, POW
Tales of the South Pacific James A. Michener WWII: Pacific Theater
The Final Storm Jeff Shaara World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater
The Naked and The Dead Norman Mailer World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater
The Thin Red Line James Jones World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater, Guadalcanal
To Wake the Giant Jeff Shaara Whats NewWorld War IIWWII: Pacific TheaterWWII:Preface