16 World War II books for women. If you love history books, these WWII novels are worth reading.
Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and James Jones's The Thin Red Line . It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood.
His mother and sister have been killed in the Civil War and 12 year-old Joe travels 600 miles through the ravaged South to find his father. He is accompanied by a 16 year-old free Black named Peter. Noted for its historical accuracy.
A Thousand Shall Fall: A Civil War Novel (Shenandoah Valley Saga)
Carrie's War - I loved this TV series, it was spooky! And I found this very edition of this book donated to one of our charity shops! I bought it. :)
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years...
Like a River, by Kathy Cannon Wiechman. Leander, the small, unappreciated (as he sees it) younger brother of an Ohio farming family, wants to join the Union army to prove that he's man. Polly, aka Paul, no longer has a family, and believes her only chance for survival is to make sure no one ever discovers she's a woman. Riveting, realistic historical fiction for middle schoolers.