What are the best, most accurate, and most interesting books on World War II? Read on for our top 10 recommendations on this fascinating topic …

The top 10 best books about the Second World War

What happened in the Second World War should never be forgotten. The ten books mentioned in this top 10 tell you about personal experiences and more background information about the camps that played a major role in the war. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about World War II of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About World War IIAuthor
The Forgotten 500 Gregory A. Freeman
 Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War IIKeith Lowe
Facing The Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War IIDaniel James Brown
If the Allies Had Fallen: Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War IIDennis Showalter
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionLaura Hillenbrand
World War II: The Definitive Visual History from Blitzkrieg to the Atom BombDorling Kindersley
The Second World WarAntony Beevor
The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War IIMadeline Martin
GHOST SOLDIERS: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic MissionHampton Sides
The Good WarStuds Terkel

The updated top 10 list: the best books about the Second World War

Our Darkest Night: A Novel of Italy and the Second World War 

Antonina has to leave her family to find safety during times of war. She leaves Venice and everyone she knows, and meets a man in the countryside where she hides. This man, Nico, took over his family’s farm even though he was studying to become a priest. What happens next to Nico and Nina?

The Second World War

This historic book on World War II consists of six volumes: The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, and Triumph and Tragedy.

The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won

Victor Hanson is a military historian who shares the history of why the Second World Wars started and how different parties fought their way through it (air, sea and land). If you want to know why the writer thinks the outcome of these wars is not surprising, then you must read his book.

Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War (Armies of the Second World War)

There were many different armies fighting in World War II, but this book tells the story from the side of the British, Australian, Indian, Canadian, South African and New Zealand’s point of view.

World War 2: A Captivating Guide from Beginning to End (Captivating History)

World War II spread across the globe like a virus, and both civilians and soldiers died by the millions. The stories in this book take place all over the world, from France to Germany, and from Japan to Africa.

The World War 2 Trivia Book: Interesting Stories and Random Facts from the Second World War (Trivia War Books) (Volume 1)

If you like knowing facts about World War II, then we think you will like this trivia book. Widen your horizon and expand your knowledge with these interesting stories and facts from World War II.

The Second World War

Wars face strategic dilemmas, as perfectly illustrated in the attacks of Midway, Berlin, Crete and Okinawa. Each leader’s decision has to be thought over carefully, because there are consequences to every choice that is made.

Memoirs of the Second World War

In our opinion this book is a one-of-a-kind, because it shares how Winston Churchill experienced the Second World War. Discover the drama that occurred and take note of specific details provided by those who witnessed the war themselves.

Eyewitness to World War II: Unforgettable Stories and Photographs From History’s Greatest Conflict

Images, diaries from those at home, and letters from those who went to fight the war are shared with you in this book. Learn about World War II from different points of view and check the maps for your orientation.

Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War, 1938-1941 (KNOPF) 

Alan Allport dares to ask the questions out loud that so many have thought in their heads. ‘Could World War II have been avoided?’ and other essential questions are being answered by the writer.

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