Do you enjoy reading books about WWII? We are sharing a huge list of nonfiction World War II books.
Fiction books are great, but our go to books will probably always be nonfiction. We love the true story.
Although it is difficult to say reading about such a horrific event as WWII is enjoyable, it is one of our favorite time periods to read about for good reason. There is so much written on the subject.
WWII was a difficult time period. Even though it created horrible circumstances, it also created great heroes. Many innocent people suffered and died due to World War II, including those at the hand of Hitler. But many people, often everyday people, became heroes for fighting for those that couldn’t fight for themselves.
WWII teaches us so much about human nature–both the good and the bad.
Many people say that history repeats itself, and there is a lot of truth in that. Reading about history and informing ourselves of the events that have already happened helps us to avoid repeating the past. In addition, it helps shape and inspire the heroes of tomorrow.
We have read quite a few books on WWII, both non-fiction and fiction. However, the non-fiction ones are almost always our favorite.
We love to read the real story–what really happened as opposed to a fictitious story. The reality is that when a book is written well, real life will read like fiction.
However, the nonfiction books unveil the extraordinary acts that really happened rather than ones that are just loosely based on things that happened. That is the case with many of the books listed below, and that is why they made our list of great Nonfiction World War II books.
The books below are all ones that we have read. Although some of them are rough and deal with very tough topics, war is a rough realty. It is not pretty. Bad things happen to people, including women and children, but we need to know what happened to those who came before us so that we can prevent such atrocities from happening again. Reading books like the ones listed below allow us to do that.
We love finding new book as well. Do you have a favorite WWII book that is not on our list?
A Stranger To Myself ( Written by a German Soldier)