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Best Military Non-Fiction Books of the 20th Century

The 100 BEST NON-FICTION BOOKS OF THE 20th CENTURY, as chosen by the editorial board of the Modern Library®, includes several books of interest to military historians and followers of COMBAT! These books are:

The Face of Battle by John Keegan
This book puts a human face on three historically significant battles fought by the British Army in Flanders: Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme. "Excellent reading for the novice who wants to understand not on019516895Xly the horror of battle, but the motivation of the men fighting these desperate struggles."
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Battle Cry of Freedom : The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson
Pulitzer Prize-Winning history of the Civil War. A fast-paced narrative integrates the political, social and military. This single-volume history provides a remarkable perspective.

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The Civil War: A Narrative (3 Vol. Set)
by Shelby Foote

Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox.
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Second World War by Winston Churchill
Boxed 6-volume set of paperbacks.
As Britain's prime minister for most of the Second World War, Winston Churchill had a unique perspective on the conflict. As soon as he left office in 1945, he began to set that perspective down on paper, something that he alone of the allied leaders did. This multivolume work contains both comprehensive sweep and intimate detail.
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The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
This book suggests that the modern world began on July 1, 1916, on a trench-riddled field near the River Somme. The world changed forever: our sensibilities, our world view, even our language and literature. "An excellent book for anyone who has been moved by the tragedies of war."
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