In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
The Second World War by Antony BeevorI have yet to read this, but I have been incredibly impressed with Beevor’s older works on WWII, covering such topics as the D-Day invasion, the fall of Berlin, and the battles at Stalingrad. This is a compact book that covers all aspects of the war from its beginning to V-J Day.
- Double Cross: The True Story of D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre and Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day by Stephan TaltyThese are two great books for fans of real life espionage.
- Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson and 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler – The Election Amid the Storm by Susan DunnThese two are for those interested in the time before the United States entered the war.
- The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 by William Manchester
- Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Insider the Center by Ray Monk