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Books about war

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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
"Ordinary Germans living through WWII under the Nazis"
Charlotte Gray
Charlotte Gray
"A British woman helps the French Resistance.  Prefer this to the more famous 'Birdsong' by the same author."
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
"Afghan women trying to survive various conflicts in their country"
Everything is Illuminated
Everything is Illuminated
"Original and sometimes strange, but ultimately moving.  About the treatment of Jews in the Ukraine."
Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
"The Nigeria-Biafra war is the backdrop of this brilliant novel"
Catch-22
Catch-22
"No other book captures so well the essential craziness of war - and of people in general"
Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction
Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction
"Not exactly a war story, but the controversial 2003 invasion of Iraq is an important subplot, in particular the plight of underprepared young British soldiers"
Restless
Restless
"A great spying yarn from a master author"
Jingo: A Discworld Novel: 21
Jingo: A Discworld Novel: 21
"Terry Pratchett's fantasy spin on the senselessness of conflict"
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
"Wonderful romantic classic, set in the American Civil War"