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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
25,882 members, 481 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

2
16,777 members, 367 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): World War I from the battlefield

3
8,459 members, 128 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

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

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): Righteous gentiles in World War II

4
9,837 members, 119 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

5
34,830 members, 348 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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

Explanations:

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

6
20,303 members, 183 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

7
40,539 members, 646 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

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

Thumbs down: nokchheng

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): Fire bombing of Dresden in WWII

8
11,568 members, 118 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

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

Explanations:

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

9
16,100 members, 288 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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

10
3,047 members, 56 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

11
3,828 members, 41 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 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.

12
10,269 members, 134 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

13
2,087 members, 23 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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

14
39,631 members, 2,044 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), Peace2 (3)

15
36,897 members, 496 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

Thumbs down: ahef1963

Explanations:

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

16
25,474 members, 404 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), FranzK72 (3)

17
17,138 members, 162 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

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

18
17,877 members, 391 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), aulsmith (3)

Explanations:

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

19
14,112 members, 681 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (3), ENILemme (4)

20
31,585 members, 882 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), Dilara86 (5)

21
1,963 members, 33 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5), cej1027

Explanations:

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

22
10,276 members, 630 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: dara85 (7), cej1027

23
1,238 members, 26 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), FranzK72 (11)

24
24,634 members, 601 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (5), ENILemme (9)

25
13,044 members, 825 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (6), dara85 (8)

26
666 members, 22 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (5), thecoroner (12)

27
919 members, 33 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (7), aulsmith (9)

Explanations:

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

28
311 members, 4 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (6), thecoroner (11)

29
232 members, 12 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: ENILemme (8), dara85 (10)

31
3,179 members, 54 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (8), FranzK72 (17)

32
3,356 members, 67 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (9), thecoroner (15)

33
7,348 members, 169 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7), thecoroner (24)

34
20,309 members, 223 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.

35
305 members, 15 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (15), thecoroner (17)

36
487 members, 5 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: freelancer_frank (1)

37
461 members, 22 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

38
283 members, 11 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

40
9,361 members, 331 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (19), FranzK72 (24)

41
21,420 members, 418 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (20), FranzK72 (25)

42
24,406 members, 538 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2)

43
14,516 members, 432 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3)

44
4,197 members, 41 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: dara85 (3)

45
38 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3)

46
7,311 members, 223 reviews
4.52 stars (4.52 stars)

Lists: cej1027

47
1,324 members, 30 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: dara85 (4)

48
926 members, 20 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (4)

49
693 members, 10 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: cej1027

50
608 members, 26 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4)

51
8,638 members, 227 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (5)

52
7,968 members, 176 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (5)

53
4,442 members, 64 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: dara85 (5)

54
947 members, 6 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5)

55
4,499 members, 166 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (6)

56
2,835 members, 157 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: dara85 (6)

57
559 members, 9 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6)

Explanations:

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

58
33 members, 4 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (7)

59
5 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Explanations:

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

60
572 members, 13 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8)

Explanations:

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

61
560 members, 36 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (8)

62
2,548 members, 125 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (9)

63
2,966 members, 78 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (10)

64
1,215 members, 26 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (10)

65
4,022 members, 91 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11)

66
362 members, 12 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: dara85 (11)

67
2,592 members, 68 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (12)

69
19,972 members, 219 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (13)

70
1,382 members, 16 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (13)

71
1,299 members, 21 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Explanations:

aulsmith (13): Japanese prison camp in WWII

72
1,145 members, 91 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: dara85 (13)

73
2,603 members, 236 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (14)

74
1,244 members, 18 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (14)

75
12,709 members, 253 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (16)

76
1,270 members, 27 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Explanations:

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

77
11,602 members, 108 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (18)

78
2,749 members, 72 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (18)

Explanations:

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

79
67 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

80
6,292 members, 268 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (20)

Explanations:

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

81
1 member, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (21)

Explanations:

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

82
188 members, 0 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (6)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

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

83
471 members, 2 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: AmourFou (15)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

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

84
37,645 members, 1,010 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)
85
12,863 members, 365 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)
86
4,504 members, 140 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
87
2,007 members, 36 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)
88
4,203 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.

89
680 members, 20 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 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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