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The Rising Sun, by John Toland. It's a two volume set about the War in the Pacific and a lot of it is from the Japanese viewpoint of the War and their actions that sometimes could be strange.
 
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I want to thank folks here who recommended A Higher Calling. A very different kind of book about WW II, I'm well into it and looking forward to following the story to the end.


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So many of the books mentioned here are worth reading, and in fact, I've read a surprisingly large number of them myself, and more that haven't been mentioned such as Patton's autobiography.

Three that stand out are personal I-Was-There stories:

Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis, written from notes he took while actually on the island from the first day of the invasion.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo by Ted Lawson.

Baa Baa Black Sheep by Greg Boyington.


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If you can find a copy, "Hitler's Battleships" is a great read. Battleship Scharnhorst is another.
 
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Just finished A Higher Calling...stayed up too late!
Now I see a B-17 (Liberty Foundation) will be out at Gillespie Field this week, giving rides this weekend.


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Run Silent Run Deep, Edward L. Beach.
 
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Just finished A Higher Calling...stayed up too late!
Now I see a B-17 (Liberty Foundation) will be out at Gillespie Field this week, giving rides this weekend.


Even if you can't pony up the money (~$450-500?) for a ride, they still might let you walk through the aircraft. When the Collins Foundation came to my home town, for $10 (IIRC) I was able to walk through a B-17 and a B-24, and ogle their B-25 and P-51B. . .



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Read some of the books David Howarth wrote about
WW11.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Armine_Howarth

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Read some of the books David Howarth wrote about
WW 11.
World War Eleven? How did I miss all the information about World Wars III through X?


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I'd recommend this one.



His book about the fall of Berlin was also pretty good.

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Read some of the books David Howarth wrote about
WW 11.
World War Eleven? How did I miss all the information about World Wars III through X?


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