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What It Is Like to Go to War Read-Alikes

If you were moved by What It Is Like to Go to War, you might also like these other books about military operations, war and veterans, both current and historical


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All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. The book describes the German soldiers' extreme physical and mental stress during the war; first published in 1930.
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Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank
This 14-year old Dutch Jewish girl and her family hid for two years in the attic of an office building during World War II before their discovery by the Gestapo. This moving and frank memoir was written during a time of horror.
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In Pharaoh's Army
Tobias Wolff
Stanford Professor and award winning writer Tobias Wolff enlisted in the U.S. Army straight out of high school. In this National Book Award finalist memoir, he recounts the challenges of serving in the U.S. Military in Vietnam, 1967 – 1968.
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The Killer Angels: A Novel
Michael Shaara
This powerful recreation of the Battle of Gettysburg by the late Michael Shaara, told from the point of view of the men fighting the war, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1974.
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The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
Carlotta Gall
The real enemy, according to Gall, former New York Times Bureau Chief in Afghanistan, is the Pakistani leadership and intelligence service, whose politics and efforts have supported extremism in the Taliban