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Looking for a few good Books on the World Wars

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by Blades of Vanatar, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Blades of Vanatar

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    This year I read "Guns of Auguast" and "The German Wars". I enjoyed both books and I am looking for more books of a similar nature.

    Guns of August covers the beginnings of WWI and The German Wars covered the build up of Germany pre-WWI all the way thru the end of WWII. I am looking for books that tell history on why what was happening and go into at least a little detail about the Battles as well. Guns of Auguast did a great job doing this.

    Does anyone here have recommendations of other books of a similar nature? I would also be interested in books on other war ERAs prior to WWI.
     
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    world wars books

    [​IMG] Just finished Ken Follett's first book of his new trilogy The Fall of Giants, which was about the causes and alliances which lead to the 1st world war and a great description of the battles. The second book will be the background and causes of the 2nd world war. I've got two books ahead of it before I start it. The Fall of Giants is a 900 pager. The next is about the same.
     
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    I have been meaning to order the Follett books. Thanks for the reminder!
     
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    I haven't read Fall of Giants, but I'll second Ken Follett. I've loved almost everything I've read by him, and my favorite book of all time is his Pillars of the Earth. It's set way before the period you're looking into (12th century), but I'm sure the Giants book is just as good. My dad read it and liked it.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any other suggestions for that era.
     
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    I read Pillars of Earth. Very good stuff. I even enjoyed the Starz TV Series.
     
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    The continuation of Pillars of the Earth two centuries later is a great read if you enjoyed Pillars. It certainly would be a tough read without having read Pillars. World Without End is truly a worthwhile read even if it is 1057 pager. Follett certainly makes the pages fly.
     
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    I've started World Without End a couple of times, but never finished it. It's definitely one I plan to finish. It's a very deep and interesting world with deep and interesting characters, but the book I had was a heavy hardback, so it was literally hard to read because I had to keep figuring out how to hold the book. I should probably get it for Kindle.
     
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