Anthony Doer's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See proved that literature about World War II continues to fascinate readers. There is a huge array of books focusing on the conflict, the struggles of the military and ordinary people, the key moments, and many more subjects. We've selected 10 YA books, 20 novels and 30 examples of non-fiction with the ability to inspire, educate and display humanity's remarkable ability to self-destruct.
In this extraordinary novel, Stingo, an inexperienced twenty-two year old Southerner, takes us back to the summer of 1947 and a boarding house in a leafy Brooklyn suburb. There he meets Nathan, a fiery Jewish intellectual; and Sophie, a beautiful and fragile Polish Catholic.