The battle for the bridges, 1944 by antony beevor any new book by antony beevor is usually cause for anticipation if not celebration on behalf of ww2 history enthusiasts. The best military science fiction is built on great stories of soldiers, marines, sailors, and those that lead them. Douglas edward reeman 15 october 1924 23 january 2017, who also used the pseudonym alexander kent, was a british author who wrote many historical novels about the royal navy, mainly set during either world war ii. Reading habits five best selling historical naval fiction authors. Ive decided to share my thoughts on a bunch of different naval fiction books ive read over the years. Best childrens books about wwii world war ii was a pivotal time in british history. At ww2 reads we focus primarily on nonfiction which has more than enough drama and excitement to keep any student of the period occupied. These pageturning reads will give your children a real insight into what life was like for both children and adults, on the battle field and on the home front. See details below for titles and any specific condition notes. If you are interested in browsing through our online catalogues of second hand naval fiction books just click through here to our bookstore search page and look under actionadventure fiction.
Many types of fiction have involved events in the world war ii time period. The top ten ww2 fiction books of all time ww2 reads. Deutermanns previous novels of the us navy in world war ii pacific glory. Top 20 must read wwii books of 2018 february 25, 2018 ww2 reads book lists 2 arnhem. We present our top ten ww2 fiction books of all time. Discover the best world war ii historical fiction in best sellers. Get the best deals on original ww ii us books when you shop the largest online selection at. Home civil war fiction korean war fiction marine corps fiction sailing ship fiction submarine fiction technothrillers viet nam war fiction world war i fiction world war ii fiction favorite authors atlantic wwii nonfiction biography civil war nonfiction cold war nonfiction korean war nonfiction english civil war books french revolution books spanish civil war books. Reading habits five best selling historical naval fiction.
Discover the best naval military history in best sellers. It includes events that were set in world war ii but have never occurred. The settings of nautical fiction vary greatly, including merchant ships, liners, naval ships, fishing. Battlecruiser modern naval fiction library book 4 kindle edition. Fictional american submarine uss mako in pacific world war ii action versus the japanese. Bill brady has already demonstrated, in his previously published works, that he is able to relate important war history in a manner which keeps the student of history avidly reading ever on wards and devouring the knowledge which has been imparted by this master historian. Advertised as a superior history of the longest running battle of ww2, and a better starting place for the general reader. Home civil war fiction korean war fiction marine corps fiction sailing ship fiction submarine fiction technothrillers viet nam war fiction world war i fiction world war ii fiction favorite authors atlantic wwii non fiction biography civil war non fiction cold war non fiction korean war non fiction english civil war books french revolution books spanish civil war books naval aviation non. Fiction the battle of the atlantic in world war ii. Ive read a couple, and theyre decent, if not quite up to the standards of monsarrat. However there are depths that can be explored by fiction in a way that cannot be paralleled by true storytelling.
Nautical fiction, frequently also naval fiction, sea fiction, naval adventure fiction or maritime fiction, is a genre of literature with a setting on or near the sea, that focuses on the human relationship to the sea and sea voyages and highlights nautical culture in these environments. Details of the historic naval fiction authors together with chronological lists of their works are available on this page from the full alphabetical index below. Add these 12 incredible novels set during world war ii to your reading list. One of my nonfiction books, a history of a ww2 naval dive bomber known as the blackburn skua, has just been reprinted by mmp books. Saracen by douglas reeman an aging wwiera monitor in the wwii. Our hand picked range of books covers the whole spectrum of military history with titles on uniforms, battles, official and regimental histories, specialist works containing medal rolls and casualties lists as well as titles for. This could be for honor, for money, for glory, or just to save their own skin.
Im curious if you guys know more good ww2 naval fiction books or authors. A great place to get a first impression of your idea. Douglas, like myself was a regular seaman in the royal navy, and commissioned from the ranks, ending up as a lieutenant. New listing ww2 usn us naval air training base corpus christi star identification book. The modern naval fiction library has 14 entries in the series overdrive rakuten overdrive borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. In respect of experienced and active historians the narratives they are about to read. As horatio climbs up the vessel hierarchy, from midshipman to lord, he meets and. The doctrine of collective defense as implemented through a farflung network of military alliances has governed u.
Historic naval fiction, the home of naval fiction set in the age of sail, contains information on the authors and novels with useful information and links for people. A gripping and authentic world war ii naval adventure by a master storyteller. Enterprise and the first year of the war by eugene burns, hellcats. Forester offers a fictionalized history of the royal navy during the napoleanic era. Douglas reeman is the a remarkable author, who also has the pen name of alexander kent, of napoleonic naval fiction fame. This list is a chronological collection of significant events from such fiction. Fiction the most advanced nuclear sub in history, the uss cushing carries more explosive power than all the munitions used in two world wars. World war 2, volume one by martin stephen, firedrake. James holmes gives us his top ten books on naval warfare and diplomacy. This is rather disordered, but it should be useful if anyone wants to read stirring tales of the sea, of whatever era. Best sellers, newest to oldest oldest to newest price low to high price. All are intact and readable, with good bindings and no missing pages. I might read through reeman, but i would love to read something related to the us navy since reeman is more dedicated to the royal navy.
One of my favorite books is white jacket by melville. Large selection and many more categories to choose from. All formats available for pc, mac, ebook readers and other mobile devices. One of those rare instances where the movie is as good as the book. The best historical fiction books about world war ii you. Many of these works are key examples of the war novel genre. Though it may be a popular genre, only a select few historical fiction books about world war ii truly capture the nuance and danger of that period of time in our worlds history.446 12 521 963 91 90 68 150 681 1455 1348 761 243 11 151 545 369 142 1427 1201 377 464 219 427 125 616 200 188 149 1498 384 513 1489