The Historian’s List: World War II

Stalingrad — Antony Beevor

The Origins of the Second World War — A.J.P. Taylor

Unconditional — Marc Galliccho

To Hell and Back — Ian Kershaw

Band of Brothers — Stephen E. Ambrose

Forgotten Ally — Rana Mitter

An Army at Dawn — Rick Atkinson


We certainly did not include a lot of history books. It is not that we would not like to do that, but it would probably end up as an article so long nobody would read. This being said, we do promise to come back with new lists for the lists we already published. Of course, in this regard, we would very much appreciate if everyone keeps making books suggestions. Meanwhile, we do hope this list is helpful.



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