The 10 best novels about World War II

THE 10 BEST NOVELS ABOUT WORLD WAR II

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE BY ANTHONY DOERR (2014) 545 PAGES ★★★★★ — THIS SUPERB PULITZER PRIZE-WINNER DESERVES THE AWARD IT WON

THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE BY KEN FOLLETT (1978) 364 PAGES ★★★★★ — THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF KEN FOLLETT’S CLASSIC WWII SPY NOVEL

SPIES OF THE BALKANS (NIGHT SOLDIERS #11) BY ALAN FURST (2010) 288 PAGES ★★★★★ — ALAN FURST’S SUPERB NOVEL, “SPIES OF THE BALKANS”

THE BEST OF OUR SPIES (SPIES #1) BY ALEX GERLIS (2012) 620 PAGES ★★★★★ — AN EXTRAORDINARY WORLD WAR II SPY STORY GROUNDED IN HISTORICAL FACT

FATHERLAND BY ROBERT HARRIS — A GRIPPING ALTERNATE HISTORY NOVEL ABOUT THE WORLD AFTER A NAZI VICTORY

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED BY JACK HIGGINS (1975) 372 PAGES ★★★★★ — A CLASSIC ESPIONAGE THRILLER THAT’S WELL WORTH REREADING

A MAN WITHOUT BREATH (BERNIE GUNTHER #9) BY PHILIP KERR (2013) 477 PAGES ★★★★★ — MASS MURDER IN THE KATYN FOREST

MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA BY JAMES MCBRIDE (2001) 324 PAGES ★★★★★ — BLACK SOLDIERS ON THE FRONT LINE IN TUSCANY IN WORLD WAR II

THE BOOK OF ARON BY JIM SHEPHARD (2015) 274 PAGES ★★★★★ — A BRILLIANT NOVEL OF THE WARSAW GHETTO

THE WINDS OF WAR (WORLD WAR II #1 OF 2) BY HERMAN WOUK (1971) 898 PAGES ★★★★★ — IS THIS CLASSIC WORLD WAR II NOVEL THE BEST EVER?

ALL FIVE DOZEN BEST NOVELS ABOUT WORLD WAR II

SPY STORIES

ALAN FURST’S NIGHT SOLDIERS SERIES

ALEX GERLIS’S TALES OF SPIES IN EUROPE

THE WAR AT HOME

THE HOLOCAUST

MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE

THE BERNIE GUNTHER SERIES BY PHILIP KERR

IN A CLASS BY ITSELF

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Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

Author, book reviewer, serial entrepreneur, board member