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Books in Carnegie Library

These books are on the topic of the war as a whole; for more specific World War II-related topics, see the other pages of this guide or use the search box above.

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Primary Source Accounts of World War II - John Richard Conway
Call Number: 940.53 CON
ISBN: 1598450026
Publication Date: 2006-12-01

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The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1949) - George Edward Stanley
Call Number: 973.91 STA
ISBN: 0836858298
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
This book describes the United States during the time of the Great Depression and the time of World War II and its aftermath.


World War II Fiction

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City of Thieves - David Benioff
Call Number: F BEN
ISBN: 9780452295292
Publication Date: 2009-03-31
Seventeen-year-old Lev Beniov, having been arrested for looting the corpse of a German paratrooper, is given the opportunity to be released from jail if he, along with a soldier imprisoned for desertion, can secure twelve eggs to be used in the colonel's daughter's wedding cake by traversing the dangerous streets of Leningrad.

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Hitler's Secret - William Osborne
Call Number: MS F OSB
ISBN: 9780545496469
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
In June 1941, Otto and Leni, two young refugees from the Nazis living in England, are sent on a secret mission to Bavaria, to extract a young girl attending a summer camp who may hold the key to the war.

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Code Talker - Joseph Bruchac
Call Number: F BRU
ISBN: 9780142405963
Publication Date: 2006-07-06
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.

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Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Call Number: F VON
ISBN: 0440180295
Publication Date: 1991-11-03
A fourth-generation German-American is tortured by his memories of the firebombing of Dresden in 1944 which he witnessed while a prisoner of war.

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Jerusalem - Boaz Yakin; Nick Bertozzi (Illustrator)
Call Number: GN F YAK
ISBN: 9781596435759
Publication Date: 2013-04-16
"Jerusalem is the story of a single family--three generations of very different people--as they are swept up in the chaos of nation-making from 1940 to 1948. Love, death, faith, family, and politics form the perilous mix that fuels this ambitious, cinematic graphic novel about the events surrounding the creation of the modern Israeli state."--Dust jacket.

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Man Overboard! - Curtis Parkinson
Call Number: MS F PAR
ISBN: 9781770492981
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
A World War II tale based on a true historical event follows the experiences of sixteen-year-old Scott and his friend, Adam, who while performing summer job duties on a ship on the St. Lawrence River discover that a German agent is on board.

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Eye of the Needle - Ken Follett
Call Number: F FOL
ISBN: 006074815X
Publication Date: 2004-11-23

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The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips - Michael Morpurgo
Call Number: MS F MOR
ISBN: 043979661X
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
When Boowie reads the diary that his grandmother sends him, he learns of her childhood in World War II England when American and British soldiers practiced for D-Day's invasion in the area of her home, and about her beloved cat, Adolphus Tip, and the cat's namesake.

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Willow Run - Patricia Reilly Giff
Call Number: MS F GIF
ISBN: 0385730675
Publication Date: 2005-09-13
Eleven-year-old Meggie Dillon shares her feelings and experiences on the homefront during World War II after her family moves from Rockaway, New York to Willow Run, Michigan.

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Burying the Sun - Gloria Whelan
Call Number: MS F WHE
ISBN: 0060541121
Publication Date: 2004-10-01

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Bat 6 - Virginia Euwer Wolff
Call Number: MS F WOL
ISBN: 0590898000
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
In small town, post-World War Oregon, twenty-one 6th grade girls recount the story of an annual softball game, during which one girl's bigotry comes to the surface.

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The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: a World War II soldier - Walter Dean Myers
Call Number: MS F MYE
ISBN: 0439050138
Publication Date: 1999-06-01
A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.

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Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Call Number: F HEL
ISBN: 0684833395
Publication Date: 1996-09-04
A bombardier, based in Italy during World War II, repeatedly tries to avoid flying bombing missions while his colonel tries to get him killed by demanding that he fly more and more missions.

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Spying on Miss Muller - Eve Bunting
Call Number: MS F BUN
ISBN: 0449704556
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
At Alveara boarding school in Belfast at the start of World War II, thirteen-year-old Jessie must deal with her suspicions about a teacher whose father was German and with her worries about her own father's drinking problem.

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Stepping on the Cracks - Mary Downing Hahn
Call Number: MS F HAH
ISBN: 0395585074
Publication Date: 1991-10-28
In 1944, while her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret gets a new view of the school bully Gordy when she finds him hiding his own brother, an army deserter, and decides to help him.


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