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    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

    The Beardless Warriors by Richard Matheson

The Beardless Warriors are a squad of teenage U.S. infantrymen fighting their way across Germany during the final weeks of the war. Under fire and in over their heads, the fresh-faced young men must grow up fast if they ever hope to see home again.

Year: 1960
Genre: 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: Anti-WarWorld War IIWWII: 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

    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




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-- -- --1948 The Young Lions   by Irwin Shaw
-- -- --1960 The Beardless Warriors   by Richard Matheson
-- -- --1961 Catch-22   by Joseph Heller
-- -- --1971 The Scarlatti Inheritance   by Robert Ludlum
-- -- --1978 Eye of the Needle   by Ken Follett
-- -- --2003 The Tristan Betrayal   by Robert Ludlum
-- -- --2005 Ordinary Heroes   by Scott Turow
-- -- --2008 The Steel Wave   by Jeff Shaara
-- -- --2009 No Less Than Victory   by Jeff Shaara