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Books About War on The Point with Mindy Todd

This morning on The Point with Mindy Todd we were discussing books on war. Thanks to so many of you who called or e-mailed us with your listener suggestions!


Mindy’s Picks

Bunker Hill: a city a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

War by Sebastian Junger


Listener Picks

Six Frigates: the epic history of the founding of the U. S. Navy by Ian W. Toll

The Last of the Doughboys: the forgotten generation and their forgotten World War by Richard Rubin

The Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Back to the Front: an accidental historian walks the trenches of World War I by Stephen O’Shea

Laurie Lee Triology:
Cider With Rosie
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
A Moment of War: a memoir of the Spanish Civil War


Jill’s Picks

The Invasion From Mars: a study in the psychology of panic by Hadley Cantril

Moment of Battle: the twenty clashes that changed the world by James Lacey and Williamson Murray

Agent Garbo: the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day by Stephan Talty

Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland

Johnny Tremain: a novel for old & young by Esther Forbes

Cry Out: poets protest the war

Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf

Children’s Books

Aliens Are Coming!: the true account of the 1938 war of the worlds radio broadcast By Meghan Mccarthy

Henry and the Cannons: and extraordinary true story of the American Revolution by Don Brown

Dogs on Duty: soldiers’ best friends on the battlefield and beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Why War is Never a Good Idea by Alice Walker, illustrated by Stefano Vitale


Melanie’s Picks

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings

What If? The World’s Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been edited by Robert Cowley

July 1914: Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin

Straight and True: A Select History of the Arrow by Hugh D.H. Soar

The Amazing Weapons That Never Were by Gregory Benford

The Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Janis Herbert

Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare from Stalingrad to Iraq by Louis A. DiMarco

Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill

Masters of the Battlefield: Great Commanders from the Classical Age to the Napoleonic Era by Paul K. Davis

Profiles One Event, Six Bios: The Vietnam War (Scholastic)

Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz by Thomas Harding

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