Books about WW2 in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific
July 26, 2014 2:19 PM Subscribe
I'd appreciate recommendations for books about African, Asian, and Pacific involvement in World War II, especially those with the most first-hand accounts. Right now, I'm sticking to Kindle-available books, since I can literally take them anywhere.
posted by ElaineMc to Society & Culture (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There are, of course, dozens of books out there, but that's the thing: so much information, it's really hard to decide where to start.
For the record, in terms of general history I'm working my way through Beevor's books, and Gruber's Haven, finished Bruhns' My Father's Country, and god help me, but Atkinson's Trilogy is coming up next on my list (which has been most consistently recommended for an overview). I anticipate being done with that by, oh, sometime in January. Maybe.
And of course, general suggestions are always welcome. I'm genuinely embarrassed by how much I don't know.