My book club recently read The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz by Denis Avey. Since such a regular part of my my day job is reading and writing about World War II and the Holocaust, I usually shy away from the subject during my free time. But this memoir was a gripping read. Avey's first-hand accounts of fighting in Africa, multiple captivities as a POW (and several daring escapes) definitely gave me a new perspective on the conflict. It also got me thinking about some other books about World War II I have read recently and enjoyed.
The Winds of War (1971) and War & Remembrance (1978) by Herman Wouk: Undoubtedly the best works of WWII fiction, both volumes are filled with compelling characters and explore such historical subjects as FDR's Lend Lease program and the plight of Jews who did not escape occupied territories before the Nazis began transporting them.
A Fierce Radiance: A Novel by Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.)
What WWII books would you recommend?