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Best War Stories

Description: Stories about war and life during wartime.

Members: 16 participating members (show all)

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1
23,954 members, 453 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (1), dsp501 (1), ahef1963 (2), Dilara86 (2), sturlington (9), thecoroner (10), AmourFou (13), aulsmith (15), FranzK72 (20), cej1027

2
32,572 members, 331 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (1), thecoroner (1), AmourFou (7), sturlington (10), aulsmith (16)

Explanations:

aulsmith (16): The Trojan War from the men's pov

3
15,679 members, 345 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (2), AmourFou (2), aulsmith (4), FranzK72 (9), thecoroner (9)

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): World War I from the battlefield

4
7,547 members, 116 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (1), ahef1963 (5), aulsmith (12), AmourFou (12), cej1027

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): Righteous gentiles in World War II

5
9,071 members, 109 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (3), FranzK72 (4), dsp501 (4), thecoroner (6), aulsmith (14)

Explanations:

aulsmith (14): U. S. Civil War from a soldier's pov

6
18,955 members, 167 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (1), FranzK72 (2), thecoroner (3), sturlington (11)

7
38,328 members, 603 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), Dilara86 (1), aulsmith (2), sturlington (5)

Thumbs down: nokchheng

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): Fire bombing of Dresden in WWII

8
14,938 members, 270 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (2), dsp501 (2), sturlington (6), thecoroner (21)

9
35,288 members, 472 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), aulsmith (1), Dilara86 (4), thecoroner (14)

Thumbs down: ahef1963

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): Air force in the European theater in WWII

10
10,687 members, 109 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (3), aulsmith (10), thecoroner (16), FranzK72 (19)

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): French and Indian War from the British pov.

11
36,941 members, 1,987 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), Peace2 (3), sturlington (12)

12
30,264 members, 819 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), ahef1963 (4), Dilara86 (5)

13
17,163 members, 371 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), aulsmith (3), sturlington (13)

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): World War II in a magical realist vein.

14
2,877 members, 50 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), dsp501 (8), AmourFou (8)

15
3,645 members, 39 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (5), FranzK72 (7), dsp501 (7), thecoroner (7)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): World War II from the battlefield. I found this a horrifying read and one I would not repeat, but it's supposed to be accurate.

16
13,119 members, 653 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (3), ENILemme (4), sturlington (14)

17
9,396 members, 124 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (4), thecoroner (5), FranzK72 (8)

18
1,970 members, 24 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (6), dara85 (9), cej1027

19
23,799 members, 587 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (5), sturlington (8), ENILemme (9)

20
23,876 members, 380 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), FranzK72 (3)

21
3,166 members, 62 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (9), sturlington (15), thecoroner (15)

22
15,984 members, 155 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), FranzK72 (22), thecoroner (23)

23
7,494 members, 164 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), AmourFou (5)

24
1,876 members, 29 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), cej1027

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): The aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing in WWII

25
9,826 members, 625 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: dara85 (7), cej1027

26
13,333 members, 411 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3), sturlington (16)

27
1,221 members, 25 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), FranzK72 (11)

28
12,067 members, 801 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (6), dara85 (8)

29
735 members, 23 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (5), thecoroner (12)

30
868 members, 30 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (7), aulsmith (9)

Explanations:

aulsmith (9): Rural English home front in WWII.

31
298 members, 4 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (6), thecoroner (11)

32
8,053 members, 217 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (5), sturlington (17)

33
212 members, 10 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (8), dara85 (10)

34
4,241 members, 158 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (6), sturlington (18)

36
3,034 members, 48 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (8), FranzK72 (17)

37
6,897 members, 157 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), thecoroner (24)

38
19,183 members, 210 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8), FranzK72 (21), thecoroner (22)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): WWI hospitals from a misogynist pov.

39
287 members, 15 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (15), thecoroner (17)

40
457 members, 5 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: freelancer_frank (1)

41
452 members, 21 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

42
278 members, 11 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

44
8,981 members, 327 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (19), FranzK72 (24)

45
20,275 members, 408 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (20), FranzK72 (25)

46
22,578 members, 514 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2)

47
11,987 members, 344 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3)

48
3,749 members, 43 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: dara85 (3)

49
39 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3)

50
6,465 members, 206 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: cej1027

51
1,247 members, 26 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: dara85 (4)

52
867 members, 19 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4)

53
660 members, 8 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cej1027

54
575 members, 25 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4)

55
4,304 members, 63 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: dara85 (5)

56
894 members, 5 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5)

57
2,727 members, 151 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: dara85 (6)

58
534 members, 8 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6)

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): Trojan War from a woman's pov

59
35,925 members, 977 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: sturlington (7)

60
32 members, 4 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (7)

61
5 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): What if the second-wave feminists had started a war?

62
522 members, 12 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8)

Explanations:

aulsmith (8): The Arabian Rebellion during WWI and its aftermath.

63
514 members, 35 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (8)

64
2,420 members, 120 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (9)

65
2,665 members, 76 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (10)

66
1,129 members, 26 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (10)

67
3,884 members, 91 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11)

68
349 members, 12 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: dara85 (11)

69
2,417 members, 65 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (12)

71
18,295 members, 203 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (13)

72
1,278 members, 16 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (13)

73
1,223 members, 18 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Explanations:

aulsmith (13): Japanese prison camp in WWII

74
1,112 members, 88 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: dara85 (13)

75
2,519 members, 231 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (14)

76
1,162 members, 15 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (14)

77
1,207 members, 27 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Explanations:

aulsmith (17): Korean War from the pov of the medical corps

78
10,750 members, 99 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (18)

79
2,606 members, 65 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (18)

Explanations:

aulsmith (18): Jewish refugee in Eastern Europe during WWII. A difficult read.

80
63 members, 0 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (19)

Explanations:

aulsmith (19): Liebling was a war correspondent in WWII. Extremely insightful and well- written

81
4,258 members, 133 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (20)

82
1,919 members, 36 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: sturlington (21)

83
1 member, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (21)

Explanations:

aulsmith (21): Soldiers on leave in Paris in WWII

84
12,082 members, 239 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

85
0 members, 0 reviews

Lists: sturlington (19)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is the home front of the civil war, but it's very far removed from the carnage.

86
6,113 members, 262 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (20)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Explanations:

aulsmith (20): U. S. Civil War from army chaplain's pov

87
181 members, 0 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (6)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Most of this takes place after the war.

88
424 members, 2 reviews
3.19 stars (3.19 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (15)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Read the original. It's not that hard.

89
4,050 members, 146 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): London during the Blitz. The research is great, but the story is turgid.

90
632 members, 17 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is an old-fashioned war-as-a-romantic adventure story.

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Started by: sturlington (September 2013)

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