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I agree with most of your choices as great books about WW II, but except for Catch 22 they are non-fiction, not “novels”. Removing them would open spots for novels such as The Caine Mutiny, From Here to Eternity, Winds of War and The Wall.
I don’t think it’s possible to rank fiction and nonfiction books together as they have substantially different objectives and constraints. As two obvious examples, composite characters and “artistic license” are commonplace in fiction but inexcusable in nonfiction.
I love the two book historical novel saga on WWII “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance”, by Herman Wouk. Best historical novel I’ve ever read: the story is so well told, the characters are wonderful, and the historical background is so well interleaved. I just love it!
Hello? Do any of you experts know the meaning of the word “novel”?! Nice list except for the title.
Three of these books are NON-FICTION. The only novels on this list are Catch 22 and All the Light We Cannot See.
Please, get it right, this is a ridiculous mistake to make.
Since when do non-fiction works (three of five) get classified as novels?
You should include Night by E. Wiesel in your list.
A non-fiction book to add is Night by Elie Wiesel. Also, non-fiction books are not considered novels.
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