Military History

 

Non-Fiction

 

Mansfield, Sue
Some Reasons For War: How Families, Myth and Warfare Are Connected
JUV 303.66.M317s YA
Presents theories based on human psychology of why we have wars, tracing the history of war from neolithic times to the present.  1988.

 

Bacomb, Neal
Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
JUV 364.151.B2907n YA
Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.  2013.

 

Shienkin, Steve
Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
JUV 623.45119.S5433b YA
2012.

 

Jablonski, Carla
Resistance (Bk 1)
JUV 741.5973.J1144r YA
2010.

 

Teenage Soldiers, Adult Wars
JUV 808.8.T229t YA
A collection of fictional and non-fictional stories and essays dealing with war and its effects on the young.   1991.

 

Aronson, Marc
War Is: Soldiers, Survivors and Storytellers Talk About War
JUV 810.8.W1952w YA
An anthology of fiction, speeches, poems, and essays about war.  2008.

 

Maybury, Rick
World War I: The Rest of the Story and How it Affects You Today
JUV 940.3.M4517w YA
An examination of the ideas and events that led to World War I, events during the war, and how they led to World War II, written as a series of letters from a man to his niece or nephew.  2003.

 

Maybury, Rick
World War II: The Rest of the Story and How it Affects You Today
JUV 940.53.M4517w YA
An examination of the ideas and events that led to World War II, events during the war, and how they led to subsequent wars, including the "war on terror," written as a series of letters from a man to his niece or nephew.  2003.

 

Meltzer, Milton
Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Save the Jews In the Holocaust
JUV 940.53.M496r YA
A recounting drawn from historic source material of the many individual acts of heroism performed by righteous gentiles who sought to thwart the extermination of the Jews during the Holocaust .  1988.

 

Sandler, Martin
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans in World War II
JUV 940.53.S217i YA
2013.

 

Dawidowicz, Lucy
War Against the Jews, 1933-1945
JUV 940.5315.D332w YA
1986.

 

Komatsu, Kimberly
In America's Shadow
JUV 940.5317.K8357i YA
2002.

 

Jacobson, Sidney
Anne Frank:  The Anne Frank House
JUV 940.5318.J1593a YA
"[A complete] covering of the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belson; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary."--Cover, p. 2.  2010.

 

Korobkin, Frieda Stolzberg
Throw Your Feet Over Your Shoulders:  Beyond the Kindertransport
JUV 940.5318.K8433t YA
The remarkable story of a six-year-old girl who, in the winter of 1938, is uprooted overnight from her rabbinic family in Vienna, and sent on the Kindertransport to England.  2008.

 

Leapman, Michael
Witnesses to War: Eight True Life Stories of Nazi Persecution
JUV 940.5318.L476w YA
1998.

 

Nir, Yehuda
The Lost Childhood: A World War II Memoir
JUV 940.5318.N629l YA
Describes six years in the life of a daring and resourceful Polish Jewish boy and his family, who survived the Holocaust by using false papers and posing as Catholics.  2002.

 

Prins, Marcel
Hidden Like Anne Frank: Fourteen True Stories of Survival
JUV 940.5318.P9367h YA
"A collection of eye-opening first-person accounts that share what it was like to go into hiding during World War II. They describe the secret network of brave people who kept them safe. And they share the coincidences and close escapes that made all the difference"-- Provided by publisher.  2014.

 

Rappaport, Doreen
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
JUV 940.5318.R1824b YA
2012.

 

Frank, Anne
Diary of a Young Girl
JUV 940.53492.F851d YA 2010
2010.

 

Farrell, Mary Cronk
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific
JUV 940.54.F2473p YA
2014.

 

Nelson, Peter
Left For Dead : A Young Man's Search For Justice for the USS Indianapolis
JUV 940.54.N3363l YA
Recalls the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis at the end of World War II, the navy cover-up and unfair court martial of the ship's captain, and how a young boy helped the survivors set the record straight fifty-five years later.  2002.

 

Fleming, Candace
The Family Romonav: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia
JUV 947.083.F6294f YA
When Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew into the Russian Revolution.  2014.

 

Smithson, Ryan
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-year-old GI
JUV 956.7044.S6645g YA
2009.

 

IraqiGirl
IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq
JUV 956.70443.I6514i YA
2009.

 

Palmer, Laura
Shrapnel in the heart : letters and remembrances from the Vietnam Memorial
JUV 959.704.P1824.s
1987.

 

Melzer, Milton
Voices From the Civil War
JUV 973.783.V87v YA
Letters, diaries, memoirs, interviews, ballads, newspaper articles, and speeches depict life and events during the four years of the Civil War.  1989.

 

Deschamps, Helene
Spyglass: An Autobiography
JUV B.D454.Ds YA
1995.

 

Malalai, Joya
A Woman Among Warlords : The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice 
JUV B.J8493JW YA
2009.

 

Fiction

Bergman, Tamar
Along the Tracks
JUV B4555.a YA
Recounts the adventures of a young Jewish boy who is driven from his home by the German invasion, becomes a refugee in the Soviet Union, is separated from his family, and undergoes many hardships before enjoying a normal home again.  1991.

 

Bondoux, Anne Lour
A Time of Miracles
JUV B6409.t YA
In the early 1990s, a boy with a mysterious past and the woman who cares for him endure a five-year journey across the war-torn Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and welcoming unforgettable encounters with other refugees searching for a better life.  2010.

 

Boulle, Pierre
Bridge Over the River Kwai
JUV B6547.b YA
1954.

 

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
For Freedom: Story of a French Spy
JUV B725.f YA
Despite the horrors of World War II, a French teenager pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer, which takes her to places where she gains information about what the Nazis are doing--information that the French Resistance needs.  2003.

 

Bruchac, John
Code Talker
JUV B8305.co YA
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue. 2005.

 

Bruchac, John
March Toward Thunder
JUV B8305.m YA
Louis Nollette, a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian, joins the Irish Brigade in 1864 to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Based on the author's great-grandfather.  2008.

 

Chambers, Aidan
Postcards From No Man's Land
JUV C352.p YA
Alternates between two stories--comtemporarily, seventeen-year-old Jacob visits a daunting Amsterdam at the request of his English grandmother--and historically, nineteen-year-old Geertrui relates her experience of British soldiers's attempts to liberate Holland from its German occupation.  2002.

 

Chester, Aaron
Alex, Who Won His War
JUV A12.al YA
In the final months of World War II fourteen-year-old Alex, worried about the fate of his brother fighting in Europe, falls into the hands of two Nazi spies intent on sabotage. 1991.

 

Clancy, Tom
Tom Clancy's Net Force:  The Deadliest Game
JUV C5282.t YA
1999.

 

Clapp, Patricia
The Tamarack Tree: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
JUV C5285.t YA
An eighteen-year-old English girl finds her loyalties divided and all her resources tested as she and her friends experience the terrible physical and emotional hardships of the forty-seven day siege of Vicksburg in the spring of 1863.  1986.

 

Collier, James Lincoln
War Comes to Willy Freeman
JUV C6837.wa YA
A free thirteen-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.  1983.

 

Combres, Elisabeth
Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda
JUV C7264.b YA
2009.

 

Davis, Tanita
Mare's War
JUV D2978.m YA
Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.  2009.

 

Flahive, Jean
Billy Boy: The Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine
JUV ME COLL F5874.b YA
2007.

 

Frank, Rudolph
No Hero For the Kaiser
JUV F855.n YA
Jan, a fourteen-year-old Polish boy whose town is invaded in World War I, joins a German battalion and experiences the horrors of battle.  1986.

 

Geras, Adele
Troy
JUV G312.t YA
Told from the point of view of the women of Troy, portrays the last weeks of the Trojan War, when women are sick of tending the wounded, men are tired of fighting, and bored gods and goddesses find ways to stir things up.  2001.

 

Green, Bette
Summer of My German Soldier
JUV G8291.s YA
Sheltering an escaped German prisoner of war is the beginning of some shattering experiences for a 12-year-old Jewish girl in Arkansas.  1973.

 

Hamley, Dennis
Without Warning:  Ellen's Story 1914-1918
JUV H1833.w YA
An English working-class girl comes of age during World War I, as she witnesses the horrors of war and decides to become a nurse on the front lines.  2007

 

Isaacs, Anne
Torn Thread
JUV I74.tt YA
In an attempt to save his daughter's life, Eva's father sends her from Poland to a labor camp in Czechoslovakia where she and her sister survive the war.  2000.

 

Lawrence, Iain
Lord of the Nutcracker Men
JUV L436.l YA
An English boy during World War I comes to believe that the battles he enacts with his toy soldiers control the war his father is fighting on the front.  2001.

 

Levitin, Sonia
Room in the Heart
JUV L5773.rh YA
After German forces occupy Denmark during World War II, fifteen-year-old Julie Weinstein and fifteen-year-old Niels Nelson and their friends and families try to cope with their daily lives, finding various ways to resist the Nazis and, ultimately, to survive.  2003.

 

Lewis, Amanda
September 17
JUV L58013.s YA
Presents a fictionalized account of the sinking of the City of Benares, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II as it secretly transported ninety British children to Canada.  2013.

 

Lynch, Chris
I Pledge Allegience (Vietnam bk 1)
JUV L9835.ip YA
Four best friends serving in the Vietnam War make a pledge to one another that they will do all they can to return home safely together.  2011.

 

McLaren, Clemence
Inside the Walls of Troy: A Novel of the Women Who Lived the Trojan War
JUV M2205.i YA
The events surrounding the famous battle between the Greeks and the Trojans are told from the points of view of two women, the beautiful Helen and the prophetic Cassandra.  1996.

 

Matas, Carol
Lisa's War
JUV M42.l YA
During the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Lisa and other teenage Jews become involved in an underground resistance movement and eventually must flee for their lives.  1987.

 

Mazer, Harry
A Boy No More
JUV M4625.bo YA
After his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Adam, his mother, and sister are evacuated from Hawaii to California, where he must deal with his feelings about the war, Japanese internment camps, his father, and his own identity.  2004 

 

Mazer, Harry
Heroes Don't Run
JUV M4625.h YA
To honor his father who died during the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, seventeen-year-old Adam eagerly enlists in the Marines in 1944, survives boot camp, and faces combat on the tiny island of Okinawa.  2005.

 

Mazer, Harry
The Last Mission
JUV M4625.l YA
In 1944 a 15-year-old Jewish boy tells his family he will travel in the West but instead, enlists in the United States Air Corps and is subsequently taken prisoner by the Germans.  1979.

 

Mazer, Harry
Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am
JUV M4625.so YA
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother.  2012.

 

Moss, Marissa
A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmunds, A Civil War Hero
JUV M8555.s YA
Nineteen-year-old Sarah masquerades as a man during the Civil War, serving as a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, escaping from the Confederates, and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Based on the life of Sarah Emma Edmonds.  2012.

 

Myers, Walter Dean
Invasion
JUV M995.i YA
Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in the Normandy invasion, the differences in their positions is uncomfortable, for Josiah is a white infantryman and Marcus is a black transport driver, the only role the segregated army will allow him.  2013.

 

Myers, Walter Dean
Sunrise Over Fallujah
JUV M995.s YA
Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.  2008.

 

Napoli, Donna Jo
Fire in the Hills
JUV N16.fi YA
Upon returning to Italy, fourteen-year-old Roberto struggles to survive, first on his own, then as a member of the resistance, fighting against the Nazi occupiers while yearning to reach home safely and for an end to the war.  2006.

 

Napoli, Donna Jo

Stones In Water
JUV N16.st YA
After being taken by German soldiers from a local movie theater along with other Italian boys including his Jewish friend, Roberto is forced to work in Germany, escapes into the Ukrainian winter, before desperately trying to make his way back home to Venice.  1997.

 

Pausewang, Gudrun
Traitor
JUV P2825.t YA
During the closing months of World War II, a fifteen-year-old German girl must decide whether or not to help an escaped Russian prisoner of war, despite the serious consequences if she does so.  2006.

 

Peck, Robert Newton
Hang for Treason
JUV P332.h YA
A Vermont youth becomes involved with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys despite his father's Tory leanings in the early days of the Revolutionary War.  1976.

 

Preus, Margi
Shadow On the Mountain
JUV P9185.s YA
In Nazi-occupied Norway, fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement, graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy.  2012.

 

Qualey, Marsha
Hometown
JUV Q25.h YA
Just before the 1991 Gulf War begins, sixteen-year-old Border Baker moves to a small town with his father, a Vietnam War draft resister.  1995.

 

Rinaldi, Ann
Amelia's War
JUV R47.am YA
When a Confederate general threatens to burn Hagerstown, Maryland, unless it pays an exorbitant ransom, twelve-year-old Amelia and her friend find a way to save the town.  1999.

 

Rinaldi, Ann
Girl in Blue
JUV R47.g YA
To escape an abusive father and an arranged marriage, fourteen-year-old Sarah, dressed as a boy, leaves her Michigan home to enlist in the Union Army, and becomes a soldier on the battlefields of Virginia as well as a Union spy working in the house of Confederate sympathizer Rose O'Neal Greenhow in Washington, D.C.  2001.

 

Rinaldi, Ann
In My Father's House
JUV R47.i YA
For two sisters growing up surrounded by the Civil War, there is conflict both outside and inside their house.  1992.

 

Rinaldi, Ann
Numbering All the Bones
JUV R47.n YA
"It is 1864, the Civil War is moving toward an end. President Lincoln has proclaimed his 'great measure,' and Southern slaves are slowly gaining their freedom. But for thirteen-year-old Eulinda, a house slave on a Georgia plantation, it is the most difficult time of her life...".  2002.

 

Rinaldi, Ann
Time Enough For Drums
JUV R47.t YA
Sixteen-year-old Jem and her servant struggle to keep things going at home in Trenton, New Jersey, when the family men join the war for independence from the British king.  1986.

 

Rylant, Cynthia
I Had Seen Castles
JUV R977.i YA
Now an old man, John is haunted by memories of enlisting to fight in World War II, a decision which forced him to face the horrors of war and changed his life forever.  1993.

 

Sax, Aline
The War Within These Walls
JUV S2733.w YA
Originally published in Dutch by De Eenhoorn in 2011 under title: De kleuren van het getto Misha and his family do their best to survive in the appalling conditions of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and ultimately make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.  2013.

 

Sheri, Smith
Flygirl
JUV S6597.s YA
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.  2008.

 

Shore, Laura Jan
Sacred Moon Tree: Being the True Account of the Trials and Adventures of Phoebe Sands in the Great War Between the States, 1861-1865
JUV S55865.s YA
Determined to see the war for herself, twelve-year-old Phoebe disguised as a boy, travels with her friend Jotham behing enemy lines to Richmond in hopes rescuing Jotham's brother from a Rebel prison.  1986.

 

Shroder, Monika
The Dog in the Wood
JUV S3795.d YA
As World War II draws to an end, Russian soldiers occupy Schwartz, Germany, bringing both friendship and hardship to the family of ten-year-old Fritz, whose grandfather was a Nazi sympathizer, eventually forcing them to leave their farm, then arresting Fritz's mother and her hired hand.  2009.

 

Spinelli, Jerry
Milkweed
JUV S757.mi YA
2003.

 

Tunnell, Michael
Brothers in Valor
JUV T836.b YA
Three German teenagers who are members of the Mormon Church join forces to create a youth resistance movement during World War II, putting their lives at risk.  2001.

 

Wein, Elizabeth
Code Name Verity
JUV W4281.cv YA
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.  2012.

 

White, Robb
The Frogmen
JUV W5889.fr YA
The adventures of a young ensign assigned to frogman duty during World War II.  1973.

 

Yolan, Jane
Devil's Arithmetic
JUV Y7de YA
Hannah resents stories of her Jewish heritage and of the past until, when opening the door during a Passover Seder, she finds herself in Poland during World War II where she experiences the horrors of a concentration camp, and learns why she-- and we--need to remember the past.  1988.