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War Books Stories

For each war there are thousands of stories of those who lived through them, those who didn’t make it home, and those who detested the idea of fighting. Explore firsthand accounts of people fleeing their homes during World War II and stories of people taking to the streets to protest fighting in Vietnam. Read about families torn apart with members fighting on both sides of the Civil War or the military strategies that shaped various conflicts. Catch up on war books to remember the past and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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The Best History Books of 2022

Don't miss these vital glimpses into the past.

11 Books About World War II's Eastern Front 

This brutal conflict killed more combatants than all other theaters of the war combined.

8 Heartwrenching Books Like All Quiet on the Western Front

These thought-provoking reads reflect on the human impact of war.

30 Essential World War II Books That Examine Every Angle of the Conflict

From the Pacific theater to the coast of France, discover the greatest World War II books.

11 Must-Read Books About World War II Weapons

These technological advancements influenced the outcome of the war. 

4 Books to Help You Understand the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Go deeper into the historical and political reasons for Russia's invasion.

9 Wartime Pocket Manuals That Put You in a Soldier's State of Mind

These how-to guides will instantly transport you back in time.

The Best History Books of 2021

Illuminating tales of the past you won't want to miss.

8 Military Strategy Books That Analyze Warfare Across the Globe

Dissecting the tactics that have shaped some of the world's most famous conflicts.

Explore the 20th Century Through Martin Gilbert's Best Books

The prolific author and historian was a leading expert on Nazi Germany and other momentous events.

Battle of Ia Drang: The United States Army’s Brutal Entry into the Vietnam War

In the wake of Joseph L. Galloway’s death, we’re revisiting his iconic book on the conflict, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.

8 Gripping Books About the Fight for Irish Independence

What caused the bitter divide within Ireland—and how did it shape the country we know today?

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win Three Books by Bestselling Author and Historian Patrick K. O’Donnell

Including his latest book, The Indispensables—a gripping account of a heroic Revolutionary War regiment.

11 Revealing Revolutionary War Books

These riveting reads offer fresh insight into America's fight for independence.

A Secret Agent Infiltrates a 19th-Century Spy Network in Hold Fast

This new historical fiction novel is set during the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars.

Explore New Angles of WWII with 13 Novels That Focus on Untold Stories

These less widely read World War II stories offer readers a meaningful and moving look into the global conflict.

11 Books Behind Great War Movies

From non-fiction accounts to novels, books have inspired some of the greatest war films ever made.