If you’re interested in military history or just looking for a good read, you’ll want to check out our list of 18 must-read books about World War II. Some wrote these books of the best authors in the business, and they offer a unique perspective on one of the most critical events in world history. Whether you’re a fan of non-fiction or fiction, we’ve got something for everyone on this list!

1. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns of August is a historical novel written by Barbara W. Tuchman and published in 1962. The book tells the story of the outbreak of World War I from the perspective of the European leaders involved. Tuchman’s account is based on extensive research and provides a unique perspective on one of the most important events in world history. The Guns of August was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1963.

2. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is a history book written by William L. Shirer and published in 1960. The book chronicles the rise of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, focusing on the leading figures of the Nazi regime, including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and Hermann Göring. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich are widely considered one of the best books ever written about World War II.

3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is a historic diary written by Anne Frank, a Jewish girl hiding from the Nazi regime during World War II. The journal covers the period from June 1942 to August 1944 and provides a unique insight into the life of a Jewish family in hiding during the war. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was first published in 1947 and has since been translated into many languages.