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Books about World War II

Based on tag: WWII

Members: 18 participating members (show all)

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1
36,578 members, 488 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), ahef1963 (1), Bretzky1 (1), aulsmith (1), thecoroner (14), jain (17)

Score: 20.04

2
38,982 members, 2,029 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1), gypsysmom (2), starfishian (2), dara85 (3), jain (5), ahef1963 (8)

Score: 18.82

3
25,432 members, 474 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (3), ahef1963 (7), starfishian (10), thecoroner (10), merrystar (13), aulsmith (27)

Score: 13.86

4
24,036 members, 532 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), Bretzky1 (3), Dilara86 (5), jain (6)

Score: 11.31

5
17,707 members, 386 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), jain (4), ahef1963 (4), gypsysmom (8)

Score: 11.08

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): Also escaping the Holocaust

6
5,190 members, 305 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: rayski (1), ahef1963 (11), gypsysmom (18), merrystar

Score: 10.52

7
9,254 members, 328 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: starfishian (3), Dilara86 (4), gypsysmom (9), thecoroner (12)

Score: 10.33

8
4,146 members, 145 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), gypsysmom (4), starfishian (6), aulsmith (24)

Score: 10.23

Explanations:

aulsmith (24): The London blitz

9
7,452 members, 144 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (5), KimarieBee (5), starfishian (11), thecoroner (28)

Score: 9.29

10
7,326 members, 554 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), starfishian (5), gypsysmom (6)

Score: 8.59

11
7,158 members, 86 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (1), gypsysmom (7), thecoroner (20)

Score: 8.35

13
2,689 members, 138 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: rayski (2), kara.shamy (6), gypsysmom (15)

Score: 7.95

14
8,205 members, 127 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: dara85 (4), ahef1963 (6), aulsmith (12)

Score: 7.53

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): Righteous gentiles in The Netherlands

15
40,036 members, 638 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), aulsmith (2), gypsysmom (10)

Thumbs down: Bretzky1

Score: 6.98

16
24,446 members, 595 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: starfishian (7), gypsysmom (11), thecoroner (13)

Score: 6.76

17
4,201 members, 355 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: jain (1), inge87 (5)

Score: 6.68

18
2,649 members, 104 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: jain (16), aulsmith (36), merrystar

Score: 6.01

Explanations:

aulsmith (36): The holocaust

19
1,308 members, 7 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), aulsmith (4)

Score: 5.66

20
6,973 members, 88 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), gypsysmom (12)

Score: 5.51

21
2,566 members, 40 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3), gypsysmom (13)

Score: 5.15

22
1,303 members, 29 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: dara85 (5), kara.shamy (7)

Score: 5.13

23
14,317 members, 761 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4), gypsysmom (14)

Score: 4.9

24
15,593 members, 619 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), inge87 (11)

Score: 4.87

25
10,691 members, 162 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: jain (8), merrystar

Score: 4.76

26
6,231 members, 90 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: jain (7), ahef1963 (10)

Score: 4.71

27
2,828 members, 156 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: dara85 (6), starfishian (20)

Score: 4.45

28
9,260 members, 226 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: jain (9), inge87 (13)

Score: 4.42

29
5,504 members, 81 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: starfishian (8), thecoroner (17)

Score: 4.35

30
6,562 members, 129 reviews
4.48 stars (4.48 stars)

Lists: jain (10), inge87 (14)

Score: 4.32

31
20,817 members, 925 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), gypsysmom (16)

Score: 4.31

32
3,795 members, 41 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (6), aulsmith (28)

Score: 4.3

Explanations:

aulsmith (28): American soldiers in the Pacific theater. I personally found reading this intolerable, but YMMV

33
7,200 members, 397 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: dara85 (9), gypsysmom (17)

Score: 4.28

34
2,299 members, 332 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: jain (14), merrystar (15)

Score: 4.1

35
4,151 members, 191 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: starfishian (13), gypsysmom (19)

Score: 4.02

36
3,959 members, 92 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: inge87 (10), aulsmith (26)

Score: 4.02

Explanations:

aulsmith (26): Effects of Hiroshima atomic bombing

37
1,399 members, 32 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: starfishian (1)

Score: 4

38
1,228 members, 25 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1)

Score: 4

39
464 members, 11 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: wolfepack (1)

Score: 4

40
414 members, 4 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1)

Score: 4

41
30 members, 3 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: inge87 (1)

Score: 4

42
12,785 members, 819 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: dara85 (12), gypsysmom (25)

Score: 3.94

43
3,730 members, 79 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: starfishian (16), gypsysmom (20)

Score: 3.89

44
1,941 members, 33 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14), thecoroner (25)

Score: 3.86

Explanations:

aulsmith (14): The immediate aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

45
523 members, 35 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: starfishian (17), gypsysmom (21)

Score: 3.84

46
2,894 members, 170 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: dara85 (13), gypsysmom (34)

Score: 3.76

47
3,807 members, 184 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: dara85 (14), gypsysmom (39)

Score: 3.67

48
3,326 members, 195 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: starfishian (19), gypsysmom (28)

Score: 3.66

49
1,596 members, 35 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (24), aulsmith (30)

Score: 3.52

Explanations:

aulsmith (30): Fictional account of a US military mission to disable a Nazi gun emplacement in Greece.

50
1,300 members, 24 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (27), aulsmith (33)

Score: 3.42

Explanations:

aulsmith (33): Canadian interment camps for the Japanese

51
3,261 members, 154 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2)

Score: 3.36

52
2,993 members, 55 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Score: 3.36

53
2,136 members, 42 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (2)

Score: 3.36

54
607 members, 45 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2)

Score: 3.36

55
293 members, 6 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: inge87 (2)

Score: 3.36

56
121 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (2)

Score: 3.36

57
1,488 members, 108 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: jain (2), gypsysmom (31)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 3.06

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Takes place after an alternate wwii

58
1,864 members, 24 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (3)

Score: 3.04

59
1,223 members, 17 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3)

Score: 3.04

61
411 members, 8 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: jain (3)

Score: 3.04

62
265 members, 16 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3)

Score: 3.04

63
2,003 members, 84 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: starfishian (4)

Score: 2.83

64
1,113 members, 22 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (4)

Score: 2.83

65
1,086 members, 94 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (4)

Score: 2.83

66
163 members, 3 reviews
4.58 stars (4.58 stars)

Lists: inge87 (4)

Score: 2.83

68
770 members, 5 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5)

Score: 2.68

69
707 members, 9 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (5)

Score: 2.68

70
307 members, 4 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (5)

Score: 2.68

71
3,001 members, 98 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): Nazi occupation of an unidentified town in western Europe.

72
703 members, 12 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (6)

Score: 2.56

73
439 members, 4 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (6)

Score: 2.56

74
55 members, 1 review
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: inge87 (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

inge87 (6): Memoir of life on the British homefront

75
4,126 members, 332 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: dara85 (7)

Score: 2.46

76
2,888 members, 78 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (7)

Score: 2.46

77
1,078 members, 22 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: inge87 (7)

Score: 2.46

78
519 members, 6 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): Remarkable book on the events leading up to VE day. I especially was fascinated by the goings on in Hitler's bunker.

79
75 members, 1 review
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (7)

Score: 2.46

80
36 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (7)

Score: 2.46

81
9,811 members, 130 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (8)

Score: 2.38

82
5,950 members, 159 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 2.38

84
3,529 members, 151 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8)

Score: 2.38

85
3,383 members, 132 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 2.38

86
3,336 members, 72 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 2.38

88
1,887 members, 101 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: dara85 (8)

Score: 2.38

89
1,728 members, 32 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 2.38

90
1,022 members, 57 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 2.38

91
936 members, 54 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8)

Score: 2.38

92
849 members, 21 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 2.38

93
696 members, 78 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 2.38

94
516 members, 20 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: inge87 (8)

Score: 2.38

95
38 members, 0 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (8)

Score: 2.38

97
11,981 members, 176 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: starfishian (9)

Score: 2.31

98
5,398 members, 91 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (9)

Score: 2.31

99
807 members, 3 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

aulsmith (9): Bonhoeffer was imprisoned because of his role in the White Rose conspiracy.

100
716 members, 11 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (9)

Score: 2.31

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Started by: inge87 (July 2014)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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