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Books About World War II

Baa baa Black Sheep by Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

Band of brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne : from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's nest by Stephen E. Ambrose

Bataan : a survivor's story by Gene Boyt with David L. Burch ; foreword by Gregory J.W. Urwin

Colditz : the full story by P.R. Reid

Ernie's war : the best of Ernie Pyle's World War II dispatches by edited with a biographical essay by David Nichols ; foreword by Studs Terkel

Flyboys : a true story of courage by James Bradley

Foot soldier : a combat infantryman's war in Europe by Roscoe C. Blunt Jr

For you the war is over : American prisoners of war in Nazi Germany by David A. Foy

Forgotten heroes of World War II : personal accounts of ordinary soldiers by Thomas E. Simmons

Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission by Hampton Sides

The GI's war : stories of American soldiers in Europe in World War II by Edwin P. Hoyt

The great escape by Paul Brickhill ; introduction by George Harsh

Here is your war : story of G.I. Joe by Ernie Pyle ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Orr Kelly ; drawings by Carol Johnson

Hodio : tales of an American P.O.W. by Clarence Nixon Day

In the shadows of war : an American pilot's odyssey through occupied France and the camps of Nazi Germany by Thomas Childers

Into the rising sun : in their own words, World War II's Pacific veterans reveal the heart of combat by Patrick K. O'Donnell

June 6, 1944 : the voices of D-Day by Gerald Astor

The last escape : the untold story of Allied prisoners of war in Europe, 1944-45 by John Nichol and Tony Rennell

The longest tunnel : the true story of World War II's great escape by Alan Burgess

Stalag Luft III : the secret story by Arthur A. Durand

To hell and back by Audie Murphy ; foreword by Tom Brokaw

We band of angels : the untold story of American nurses trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth M. Norman

We're in this war too : World War II letters from American women in uniform by [edited by] Judy Barrett Litoff, David C. Smith

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