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List of famous world war ii books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular world war ii books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best world war ii novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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Battleforce Bravo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
Battleforce Bravo Todd Downing

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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
Catch-22 Joseph Heller

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Crash Dive! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
Crash Dive! James Stubbs

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Enemy Coast Ahead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
Enemy Coast Ahead Guy Gibson

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Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
Grave of the Fireflies Akiyuki Nosaka

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HMS Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
HMS Ulysses Alistair MacLean

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Medallions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
Medallions Zofia Nałkowska

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Misha: A Mémoire of the Holoca... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels

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Now the Hell Will Start is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
Now the Hell Will Start Brendan I. Koerner

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Ordinary Heroes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels

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Phoenix Triumphant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels

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San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
San Andreas Alistair MacLean

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South by Java Head is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
South by Java Head Alistair MacLean

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That's the way the Ball Bounce... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels

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The Cruel Sea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
The Cruel Sea Nicholas Monsarrat

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The Endless Steppe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
The Endless Steppe Esther Hautzig

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The Guns of Navarone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
The Guns of Navarone Alistair MacLean

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The Longest Day is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
The Longest Day Cornelius Ryan

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The Old Guard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
The Old Guard James Stubbs

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War of the Rats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous World War II Books and Novels
War of the Rats David L. Robbins