I have to write a book review for my history class and this is the time period I'm looking into. I'm have been trying the Pity of War by Niall Ferguson but it's over 450 pages and I'm relatively bored already. Does anyone have any good books about WWI/ WWII that aren't an absurd length?
  1. The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman
    Good movie too
    Suggested by @shanaz
  2. The Monuments Men
    This is a true account of Allied soldiers who saved some of the world's great art from the Nazis. It's a great read. It's also another 400 pager; and/but the film version with Clooney et al is a shortcut?!!?
    Suggested by @andersun
  3. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson are both great, nonfiction reads set during WWII.
    Suggested by @Egghead
  4. Baa Baa Black Sheep by Pappy Boyington
    This is the book that the TV show was based on. A very entertaining read.
    Suggested by @PassiveAggressor
  5. All The Light We Cannot See
    WWII. One of the best books I've read in a long time. 544 pages, but it's written very lyrically so it's a quick read.
    Suggested by @annierennt
  6. Band of Brothers
    The book that inspired the HBO miniseries. Really good.
    Suggested by @kelseyroot
  7. Books inspired by the HBO series The Pacific
    Suggested by @lagress