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Interested in adventures set during the Trojan War? Want a good novel set during the Crimean War? Do you thrill to the military adventures of soldiers, sailors and fighter pilots from any or all war-time eras? Then perhaps you’ll be interested in this extensive list of “War Stories” fiction, set from 1200 B.C. through the 2000s. The majority of the novels, short story collections or anthologies on this list focus on war-time stories involving military personnel (a.k.a. “military fiction”), with a few pure “adventure” novels thrown in. We have not included mystery novels with war-time settings in this list.

The library owns literally thousands of novels of war-time action, set during nearly every war known to man. This list merely scratches the surface…identifying some popular “War Stories” that have stood the test of time, as well as more recent fare from within the past 20 years or so. Most of the following novels are “stand alones”, while many are entries in on-going series. We’ve included a few titles in this list which are not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries, just to highlight some classics that may have gone out-of-print. All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department. To see lists of additional titles, do a Subject Search in our online catalog, using the name of the war followed by “– Fiction” (i.e. “Napoleonic Wars — Fiction” ). This is especially true in the categories of World War I, World War II and Vietnam War fiction.

War Stories

Use the following index links to jump straight to a particular section of this list:

The Trojan War [circa 1200 B.C.] The Crusades [1096-late 1200s] The Hundred Years War [1339-1453] The Seven Years War [1756-1763] The American Revolutionary War [1775-1783]
The Napoleonic Wars [1800-1815] The War of 1812 [1812-1815] The Crimean War [1853-1856] The American Civil War [1861-1865] The Franco-Prussian War [1870-1871] The Spanish-American War [1898] The Anglo-Boer War [1899-1902] World War I [1914-1918] The Russian Revolution [1917-1921] The Spanish Civil War [1936-1939] World War II [1939-1945] The Korean War [1950-1953] The Cold War [1950s to the 1980s] The Vietnamese Conflict [1961-1975] The Persian Gulf War [1991] The Yugoslav War [1991-1995] The Iraq War [2003] World War III [near future military/technothrillers] War in Science Fiction settings
General Works involving War


The Trojan War [circa 1200 B.C.]

Charles Rowan Beye — Odysseus: A Life [2004] Marion Zimmer Bradley — The Firebrand [1987] Linda Cargill — To Follow the Goddess [1991] Sarah B. Franklin — Daughter of Troy: A Novel of History, Valor and Love [1998] Mark Merlis — An Arrow’s Flight [1998] Phillip Parotti — The Greek Generals Talk [1986] — The Trojan Generals Talk: A Memoir of the Greek War [1988] Barry Unsworth — The Songs of the Kings [2003] Virgil — The Aeneid [uncertain]

The Crusades [1096-late 1200s]

Gillian Bradshaw — The Wolf Hunt [2001] Linda Chaikin — Swords and Scimitars [1993] Evan S. Connell — Deus lo Volt! A Chronicle of the Crusades [2000] Umberto Eco — Baudolino [2002] Michael Alexander Eisner — The Crusader [2001] Cecilia Holland — Jerusalem [1996] Stephen R. Lawhead — The Iron Lance [1998] James Patterson & Andrew Gross — The Jester [2003] Stephen J. Rivelle — A Booke of Days: A Novel of the Crusades [1996] Robert Shea — The Saracen: Land of the Infidel [1989] Susan Shwartz — Cross and Crescent [1997] Judith Tarr — The Dagger and the Cross [1991] — Pride of Kings [2001] Leslie Turner White — The Winged Sword [1955] Frank Yerby — The Saracen Blade [1952]

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The 100 Years War [1339-1453]

Bernard Cornwell — The Archer’s Tale [2001] — Heretic [2003] — Vagabond [2002] Arthur Conan Doyle — The White Company [1891] Hella Haasse — In a Dark Wood Wandering [1989 translation]

The Seven Years War [1756-1763]

James Fenimore Cooper — The Last of the Mohicans [1826] — The Pathfinder [1839] Harold Coyle — Savage Wilderness [1987] Robert Moss — The Firekeeper [1995] Beverly Swerling — Shadowbrook: A Novel of Love, War and the Birth of America [2004]

American Revolutionary War [1775-1783]

Harriette Simpson Arnow — The Kentucky Trace [1978] Johnny D. Bogg — The Despoilers [2002] James Boyd — Drums [1928] Christian Cameron — Washington and Caesar [2004] Jimmy Carter — The Hornet’s Nest [2003] Ron Carter — Our Sacred Honor [1998] Winston Churchill — Richard Carvel [1914] James Fenimore Cooper — Red Rover [unknown] Bernard Cornwell — Redcoat [1987] Walter D. Edmonds — Drums Along the Mohawk [1936] Earl Faine — Green Mountain Man: The Odyssey of Ethan Allen [1997] Howard Fast — April Morning [1961] — The Hessian [1972] — Seven Days in June [1994] — The Unvanquished [1942] Thomas J. Fleming — Dreams of Glory [1983] — Liberty Tavern [1976] Inglis Fletcher — Toil of the Brave [1978] Esther Forbes — Johnny Tremain [1943] Robert H. Fowler — Jeremiah Martin [1989] Janice Holt Giles — The Kentuckians [unknown] Harvey Haislip — Sea Road to Yorktown [1960] MacKinlay Kantor — Valley Forge [1975] Alexander Kent — The “Richard Bolitho” series [1975-present] Katherine Kurtz — Two Crowns for America [1996] Dewey Lambdin — The King’s Coat [1989] Bruce Lancaster — Blind Journey [1953] William Martin — Citizen Washington [1999] Van Wyck Mason — Guns for Rebellion [1977] Patrick McGrath — Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution [2000] Stephen Molstad — The Patriot (based on the screenplay by Robert Rodat) [2000] Kenneth Roberts — Arundel [1933] Jeff Shaara — The Glorious Cause [2002] — Rise to Rebellion [2001] Edouard Stackpole — Nantucket Rebel [1963] Beverly Swerling — City of Dreams [2001] David Taylor — Lights Across the Delaware [1954] James Alexander Thom — Long Knife [1976] Agnes Sligh Turnbull — The Day Must Dawn [1942]

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Napoleonic Wars [1800-1815]

Bernard Cornwell — The “Sharpe” series
C.S. Forester — The “Horatio Hornblower” series
Alexander Kent — The “Richard Bolitho” series
Dewey Lambdin — The “Alan Lewrie” series
Patrick O’Brian — The “Aubrey-Maturin” series
Dudley Pope — The “Ramage” series
Patrick Rambaud — The Battle [1997] Rafael Sabatini — The Snare [1917] Robert Louis Stevenson — St. Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England [1897] William Makepeace Thackery — Vanity Fair [1890s] Leo Tolstoy — War and Peace [unknown] Barry Unsworth — Losing Nelson [1999] Richard Woodman — The “Nathaniel Drinkwater” series
Jay Worrall — Sails on the Horizon [2005]

The War of 1812 [1812-1815]

Eric Flint — The Rivers of War [2005] Robert H. Fowler — Voyage to Honor [1996] Robert Jordan — The Fallon Pride [1981] Willard Mosher Wallace — Jonathan Dearborn [1967]

Crimean War [1853-1856]

Beryl Bainbridge — Master Georgie [1998] Emma Drummond — Forget the Glory [1985] George MacDonald Fraser — Flashman at the Charge [1973] Catherine Gavin — The Fortress [1964] Gilbert Morris — God’s Handmaiden [2004] Douglas Reeman — Badge of Glory [1982] Ivan Turgenev — On the Eve [1859]

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American Civil War [1861-1865]

Richard George Adams — Traveller [1988] Chris Adrian — Gob’s Grief [2000] Howard Bahr — The Year of Jubilo [2000] Kevin Baker — Paradise Alley [2002] Allen B. Ballard — Where I’m Bound [2000] John Calvin Batchelor — American Falls [1985] Fred Bean — Lorena [1996] Ambrose Bierce — Tales of Soldiers and Civilians and Other Stories [1891] James Carlos Blake — Wildwood Boys [2000] Geraldine Brooks — March [2005] Dee Brown — Conspiracy of Knaves [1986] Frederick Busch — The Night Inspector [1999] Max Byrd — Grant [2000] Winston Churchill — The Crisis [1901] Bernard Cornwell — The “Starbuck Chronicles” series
Harold Coyle — Look Away [1995] — Until the End [1996] Stephen Crane — The Red Badge of Courage [unknown] Barbara Croft — Moon’s Crossing [2003] Jack Cummings — Rebels West! [1987] Jack Dann — The Silent [1998] Tom Dyja — Play for a Kingdom [1997] Berry Fleming — The Affair at Honey Hill [1981] Thomas J. Fleming — When This Cruel War is Over [2001] Shelby Foote — Shiloh [1952] William R. Forstchen — We Look Like Men of War [2001] Charles Frazier — Cold Mountain [1997] Kaye Gibbons — On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon [1998] Newt Gingrich — Grant Comes East [2004] — Never Call Retreat [2005] Caroline Gordon — None Shall Look Back [1937] Allen Gurganus — The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All [1989] Nora Hague — Letters From an Age of Reason [2001] Harry Harrison — The Stars and Stripes Forever [1998] Josephine Humphreys — Nowhere Else on Earth [2000] John Jakes — North and South [1982] — On Secret Service [2000] — Savannah [2004] Paulette Jiles — Enemy Women [2002] William W. Johnstone — Talons of Eagles [1995] Ted Jones — Hard Road to Gettysburg [1993] MacKinlay Kantor — Andersonville [1955] — If the South Had Won the Civil War [2001]  — Long Remember [1934] Thomas Keneally — Confederates [1980] Benjamin King — A Bullet for Lincoln [1993] — A Bullet for Stonewall [1990] Al Lacy — The “Battles of Destiny” series
Jim Lehrer — No Certain Rest [2002] Jeffrey Lent — In the Fall [2000] David Madden — Sharpshooter: A Novel of the Civil War [1996] Van Wyck Mason — Armored Giants [1980] Donald McCaig — Jacob’s Ladder: A Novel of Virginia During the War [1998] Kevin McColley — The Other Side [2000] Sharyn McCrumb — Ghost Riders [2003] Howard Means — Confederate States of America [1998] Margaret Mitchell — Gone With the Wind [1936] Gilbert Morris — The “Appomattox Saga”
Robert J. Mrazek — Unholy Fire [2003] P.G. Nagle — Galveston [2002] Owen Parry — A Faded Coat of Blue [1999] Richard Parry — That Fateful Lightning [2000] David Poyer — A Country of Our Own [2003] — Fire on the Waters [2001] James Reasoner — The “Civil War Battles” series
John Reed — A Small Still Voice [2000] Marie R. Reno — When the Music Changed [1980] Douglas Savage — The Courtmartial of Robert E. Lee [1993] Jeff Shaara — Gods and Generals [1996] — The Last Full Measure [1998] Michael Shaara — The Killer Angels [1974] James Sherburne — The Way to Fort Pillow [1972] Robert Skimin — Ulysses: A Biographical Novel of U.S. Grant [1994] Joseph Skvorecky — The Bride of Texas [1992] Frank Slaughter — In a Dark Garden [1946] — Storm Haven [1954] James Howell Street — Captain Little Ax [1956] Elswyth Thane — Yankee Stranger [1944] William R. Trotter — The Sands of Pride [2002] Harry S. Turtledove — The Guns of the South [1992] Bert Underwood — The Privilege of Darkness [1985] Robert Penn Warren — Wilderness [1961] Richard S. Wheeler — The Exile [2003] Tom Wicker — Unto This Hour [1984] Ben Ames Williams — House Divided [1947] Connie Willis — Lincoln’s Dreams [1987] Frank Yerby — McKenzie’s Hundred [1985] James D. Yoder — Sarah of the Border Wars [1993] Marly Youmans — The Wolf Pit [2001]

Franco-Prussian War [1870-1871]

Emile Zola — The Debacle [unknown]

Spanish-American War [1898]

Douglas C. Jones — Remember Santiago [1988] Elmore Leonard — Cuba Libre [1998]

Anglo-Boer War [1899-1902]

John Kenny Crane — The Legacy of Ladysmith [1986] Emma Drummond — A Distant Hero [1997] Giles Foden — Ladysmith [2000] Philip McCutchan — Halfhyde Goes to War [1986] Christopher Nicole — The Regiment [1988] Joanna Trollope — The Steps of the Sun [1983]

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World War I [1914-1918]

The Lincoln City Libraries own more than 190 novels or short story collections set during the era of World War I, of which the following are a representative sampling. To see more, search in our on-line catalog under the Subject heading — “World War — 1914-1918 — Fiction” or its various subheadings.

Patricia Anthony — Flanders [1998] Pat Barker — Regeneration [1991] John Biggins — The Emperor’s Coloured Coat [1992] Martin Booth — Islands of Silence [2003] William Boyd — An Ice-Cream War [1983] Gloria Broder — Remember This Time [1983] John Buchan — Greenmantle [1916] — The Thirty-Nine Steps [1915] David Butler — Lusitania [1982] Taylor Caldwell — The Balance Wheel [1951] James Carroll — Supply of Heroes [1986] Willa Cather — One of Ours [unknown] Linda Chaikin — Arabian Winds [1997] e.e. cummings — The Enormous Room [1922] Elizabeth Darrell — At the Going Down of the Sun [1984] Louis DeBernieres — Birds Without Wings [2004] John Dos Passos — Chosen Country [1951] — Three Soldiers [1921] Clive Egleton — A Falcon for the Hawks [1982] Carol Emshwiller — Leaping Man Hill [1999] Louise Erdrich — The Master Butcher’s Singing Club [2003] William Fairchild — No Man’s Land [1988] William Faulkner — A Fable [1954] Sebastian Faulks — Birdsong [1993] Timothy Findley — The Wars [1977] Thomas Flanagan — The End of the Hunt [1994] Thomas J. Fleming — Over There [1992] Ken Follett — The Man From St. Petersburg [1982] Ford Madox Ford — The Good Soldier [1915] — No Enemy [1929] John Galsworthy — The Burning Spear [1923] Ernest K. Gann — In the Company of Eagles [1966] Mark Goodman — Hurrah For the Next Man Who Dies [1985] Jaroslav Hasek — The Good Soldier: Schweik (Svejk) [1930] Michael Hastings — The Devil’s Spy [1988] Mark Helprin — A Soldier of the Great War [1991] Ernest Hemingway — A Farewell to Arms [1929] Max Hennessy — The Bright Blue Sky [1983] Jonathan Hull — Losing Julia [2000] Evan Hunter — Sons [1969] Frances Itani — Deafening [2003] Donald Jack — The “Bandy Papers” series
Sebastian Japrisot — A Very Long Engagement [1991] Guy Johnson — Standing at the Scratch Line [1998] Malcolm Macdonald — His Father’s Son [1989] Joe Maggio — Company Man [1972] Van Wyck Mason — American Men at Arms [1964] John Masters — Now, God Be Thanked [1979] W. Somerset Maugham — Ashenden; or The British Agent [1941] Liam O’Flaherty — Return of the Brute [1998] William Patrick — Blood Winter [1990] Anne Perry — No Graves as Yet [2003] — Shoulder the Sky [2004] Robert H. Pilpel — To the Honor of the Fleet [1979] Peter Pouncey — Rules For Old Men Waiting [2005] Piers Paul Reid — Alice in Exile [2001] Erich Maria Remarque — All Quiet on the Western Front [1928] Derek Robinson — War Story [1988] Kate Saunders — Night Shall Overtake Us [1994] Jeff Shaara — To the Last Man [2004] C.L. Skelton — Beloved Soldiers [1984] Helen Zenna Smith — Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War [1930] Wilbur Smith — The Burning Shore [1985] Alexander Solzhenitsyn — August 1914 [1971] William Stanley — Bomber Patrol [1973] Dalton Trumbo — Johnny Got His Gun [1939] Jane Urquhart — The Stone Carvers [2002] Edith Wharton — A Son at the Front [1923] Tom Willard — The Sable Doughboys [1997] Jonathan Wilson — A Palestine Affair [2003] Jacqueline Winspear — Maisie Dobbs [2003] Donald Zochert — Yellow Dogs [1989] Arnold Zweig — The Case of Sergeant Grischa [1927]

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Russian Revolution [1917-1921]

Nathasha Borovsky — A Daughter of the Nobility [1985] Elizabeth Darrell — The Gathering Wolves [1980] Carol J. Kane — Blood and Sable [1988] Arthur Koestler — Darkness at Noon [1941] Robert Littell — The Revolutionist [1988] Boris Pasternak — Dr. Zhivago [1958] Ayn Rand — We the Living [1936] Victor Serge — Midnight in the Century [1981] Mikhail Alexsandrovch Sholokhov — Quiet Flows the Don [1996] R.T. Stevens — The Summer Day is Done [1976]

Spanish Civil War [1936-1939]

Jose Maria Gironella — The Cypresses Believe in God [1955] Ernest Hemingway — For Whom the Bell Tolls [1940] Stephen Hunter — Tapestry of Spies [1985] Andre Malraux — Man’s Hope [1938] Bruce Palmer — They Shall Not Pass [1971] Milton Wolff — Another Hill [1994]

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World War II [1939-1945]

The Lincoln City Libraries own more than 700 novels or short story collections set during the era of World War II, of which the following are a representative sampling. To see more, search in our on-line catalog under the Subject heading — “World War — 1939-1945 — Fiction” or its various subheadings.

Maynard Allington — The Fox in the Field: A World War II novel in India [1994] John Altman — A Gathering of Spies [2000] Elliott Arnold — Proving Ground [1973] Sholem Asch — Tales of My People [1948] J.G. Ballard — Empire of the Sun [1984] Giorgio Bassani — The Garden of the Finzi Continis [1977] Edward L. Beach — Cold is the Sea [1978] — Run Silent, Run Deep [1953] George Bernau — Black Phoenix [1994] Heinrich Boll — Absent Without Leave [1965] — A Soldier’s Legacy [1985] Jenna Blum — Those Who Save Us [2004] Tadeusz Borowski — This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen [1967] Pierra Boulle — The Bridge Over the River Kwai [1954] Walter J. Boyne — Eagles At War [1991] James Brady — Warning of War: A Novel of the North China Marines [2002] Harry Peter M’Nab Brown — A Walk in the Sun [1970] L. Buchheim — The Boat (Das Boot) [1975] Bartle Bull — A Cafe on the Nile [1998] Italo Calvino — The Path to the Spiders’ Nests [1947] Agatha Christie — N or M? [1941] Tom Clancy — The Cardinal of the Kremlin [1988] James Clavell — King Rat [1962] Jon Cleary — A Very Private War [1980] Larry Collins — Fall From Grace [1985] Max Allan Collins — Windtalkers [2001] [movie novelization] James Gould Cozzens — Guard of Honor [1948] John Creasey — Dangerous Journey [1974] Robert Crichton — The Secret of Santa Vittoria [1966] Robert Daley — The Innocents Within [1999] Jan De Hartog — The Trail of the Serpent [1983] Len Deighton — Goodbye Mickey Mouse [1982] — SS-GB [1979] Robert Denny — Night Run [1992] William Diehl — 27 [1990] John Dunning — Two O’Clock, Eastern Wartime [2001] Clive Egleton — The Bormann Brief [1974] Leslie Epstein — King of the Jews [1979] J.G. Farrell — The Singapore Grip [1979] Thomas J. Fleming — Loyalties [1994] Ken Follett — The Eye of the Needle [1978] — Hornet Flight [2002] — Jackdaws [2001] — Triple [1979] Colin Forbes — The Leader and the Damned [1984] Frederick Forsyth — The Odessa File [1972] David Fraser — The Blitz [1979] — Fortunes of War [1985] George MacDonald Fraser — The General Danced at Dawn [1970] Ladislav Fuks — The Cremator [1984] Alan Furst — Dark Voyage [2004] — The Polish Officer [1995] Sarah Gainham — Night Falls on the City [1967] — To the Opera Ball [1975] Paul Gallico — The Snow Goose [1940] Thomas Gifford — The Man From Lisbon [1977] J.D. Gilman & John Clive — KG 200 [1977] John J. Gobbell — The Last Lieutenant [1995] Gerald Green — Holocaust [1978] Roger Grenier — Another November = Le Pierrot Noir [1998] W.E.B. Griffin — Battleground [1991] — and many, many more!
Robert Harris — Enigma [1995] John Hawkesworth — Danger UXB [1978] (TV miniseries available on DVD)
Thomas Heggen — Mister Roberts [1946] Joseph Heller — Catch-22 [1955] John Hersey — The War Lover [1959] Jack Higgins — Cold Harbour [1990] — The Eagle Has Flown [1991] — The Eagle Has Landed [1975] — Night of the Fox [1987] Reginald Hill — The Collaborators [1989] Yoel Hoffmann — Bernhard [1998] Harry Homewood — O God of Battles [1983] John Hooker — The Bush Soldiers [1984] Richard Hough — Wings Against the Sky [1979] Jack D. Hunter — The Blood Order [1979] — The Potsdam Bluff [1991] Masuye Ibuse — Black Rain [1969] Greg Iles — Black Cross [1995] Stuart Jackman — A Game of Soldiers [1981] Robert Jackson — Hurricane Squadron [1984] Haynes Johnson — The Landing [1986] James Jones — From Here to Eternity [1951] — The Thin Red Line [1962] — Whistle [1978] Tristan Jones — Dutch Treat [1978] Joseph Kanon — The Good German [2001] Thomas Keneally — Schindler’s List [1982] Hans Hellmut Kirst — Forward, Gunner Asch! [1956] — Last Stop Camp 7 [1969] — The Nights of the Long Knives [1976] Jerzy Kosinksi — The Painted Bird [1965] Agota Kristof — The Notebook [1988] W.S. Kuniczak — The March [1979] — The Thousand Hour Day [1966] Anatolii Kuznetsov — Babi Yar [1967] Derek Lambert — The Golden Express [1984] — The Judas Code [1984] David Leavitt — While England Sleeps [1993] Primo Levi — If Not Now, When? [1985] Richard Llewellyn — None But the Lonely Heart [1943] Robert Ludlum — The Rhinemann Exchange [1974] Arnost Lustig — A Prayer for Katerina Horovitzova [1973] Alistair MacLean — The Guns of Navarone [1957] — Where Eagles Dare [1967] Norman Mailer — The Naked and the Dead [1948] Andre Malraux — The Walnut Trees of Altenburg [1989] Olivia Manning — The Balkan Trilogy — The Levant Trilogy
Stephen Marlowe — The Valkyrie Encounter [1978] Margaret Mayhew — Our Yanks [2001] Philip McCutchan — The “Cameron” series — The “Halfhyde” series
William P. McGivern — Soldiers of ’44 [1979] Milena McGraw — After Dunkirk [1998] Ib Melchior — Eva [1984] Charles E. Mercer — Pacific [1981] James Michener — Tales of the South Pacific [1947] Nicholas Monsarrat — The Cruel Sea [1951] Elsa Morante — History [1977] Walter F. Murphy — The Roman Enigma [1981] Anton Myrer — Once an Eagle [1958] E.M. Nathanson — The Dirty Dozen [1965] Richard L. Newhafer — The Last Tallyho [1964] Frederick W. Nolan — Wolf Trap [1983] Janos Nyiri — Battlefields and Playgrounds [1995] Michael Ondaatje — The English Patient [1992] Julie Otsuka — When the Emperor Was Divine [2002] Donn Pearce — Nobody Comes Back: A Novel of the Battle of the Bulge [2005] Theodor Plievier — Stalingrad [1948] J.C. Pollock — Goering’s List [1993] Dudley Pope — Decoy [1985] Anthony Powell — A Dance to the Music of Time: Third Movement [1968] Tim Powers — Declare [2001] Bill Pronzini, ed. — A Treasury of World War II Stories [1985] [813.08 Tre] Thomas Pynchon — Gravity’s Rainbow [1973] James Reasoner — Battle Lines: The Last Good War [2001] Douglas Reeman — His Majesty’s U-Boat [1973] — Torpedo Run [1981] Christopher Reich — The Runner [2000] Erich Maria Remarque — Arch of Triumph [1945] David L. Robbins — The End of War: A Novel of the Race for Berlin [2000] — Liberation Road: A Novel of World War II and the Redball Express [2005] Anatoli Rybakov — The “Children of Arbat” trilogy
Robert St. John — The Man Who Played God [1962] Ferrol Sams — When All the World Was Young [1991] Thomas Sanchez — Day of the Bees [2000] Susan Fromberg Schaeffer — Anya [1974] Chris Scott — Hitler’s Bomb [1985] Douglas Scott — Eagle’s Blood [1985] Henry Searls — Kataki [1987] Steve Shagan — The Formula [1979] Irwin Shaw — The Young Lions [1982] Stephen Sheppard — Monte Carlo [1983] Daniel Silva — The Unlikely Spy [1996] Claude Simon — The Flanders Road [1985] Robert Skimin — Renegade Lightning [1992] Ian Slater — MacArthur Must Die [1994] David R. Slavitt — Ringer [1982] Martin Cruz Smith — December 6 [2002] — Stallion Gate [1986] Wilbur Smith — Power of the Sword [1986] James Spencer — The Pilots [2003] Dorothy Stroup — In the Autumn Wind [1987] J.N. Stroyar — The Children’s War [2001] Janet Tanner — Women at War [1987] Andrew Taylor — Second Midnight [1987] Fred Taylor — Walking Shadows [1984] Lawrence Thornton — Under the Gypsy Moon [1990] Hendrik Tikkanen — The 30 Years’ War [1987] Barrett Tillman — Hellcats: A Novel of War in the Pacific [1996] John Toland — Gods of War [1985] William R. Trotter — Winter Fire [1993] Patrick Turnbull — The Claws of the Gryphon [1986] Leon Uris — Battle Cry [1953] — Exodus [1958] — QB VII [1970] Laurens Vanderpost — The Seed and the Sower (a.k.a. “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence”) [1963] Philippe Vanrjndt — Last Message to Berlin [1984] — The Trial of Adolph Hitler [1978] Nina Vida — Return From Darkness [1986] Kurt Vonnegut — Slaughterhouse Five; or The Children’s Crusade [1969] Tom Wakefield — War Paint [1993] Ken Wales — Sea of Glory: A Novel [2001] Irving Wallace — The Seventh Secret [1985] Randall Wallace — Pearl Harbor [2001] [movie novelization] Paul Watkins — Night Over Day Over Night [1988] Evelyn Waugh — Men at Arms [1952] Mary Wesley — The Camomile Lawn [1984] David Westheimer — Lighter Than a Feather [1972] — Song of the Young Sentry [1968] — Von Ryan’s Express [1964] Jeane Eddy Westin — Love and Glory [1985] Theodore H. White — The Mountain Road [1958] Elie Wiesel — Dawn [1985] — The Oath [1973] Richard Wiley — Soldiers in Hiding [1986] F. Paul Wilson — Black Wind [1988] Robert Wilson — The Company of Strangers [2001] Walter Winward — Hammerstrike [1979] — 7 Minutes Past Midnight [1980] Herman Wouk — The Caine Mutiny [1979] — The Winds of War [1971] — War and Remembrance [1971]

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Korean War [1950-1953]

Junghyo Ahn — Silver Stallion [1990] Larry Bond — Red Phoenix [1996] James Brady — The Marines of Autumn [2000] C.D.B. Bryan — P.S. Wilkinson [1965] Frederick Busch — War Babies [1989] John Campbell — Raid on Truman [1991] Pat Frank — Hold Back the Night [1952] Dorothy Gilman — Incident at Badamya [1990] W.E.B. Griffin — The Captains [1983] — Under Fire [2002] James Hickey — Chrysanthemum in the Snow [1990] John Hooker — Standing Orders [1987] Richard Hooker — M*A*S*H [1968] Ha Jin — War Trash [2004] James Michener — The Bridges at Toko-Ri [1953] Willie Morris — Taps [2001] Joe Porcelli — The Photograph [1995] Chaim Potok — I Am the Clay [1992] Ed Ruggero — 38 North Yankee [1990] Edwin H. Simmons — Dog Company Six [2000] Mark Spragg — An Unfinished Life [2004]

Cold War [1950s to the 1980s]

William F. Buckley — The Redhunter: A Novel Based on the Life of Senator Joseph McCarthy [1999] Eugene Burdick — Fail-Safe [1962] James Carroll — Secret Father [2003] Tom Clancy — The Hunt for Red October [1984] Richard Condon — The Manchurian Candidate [1959] John Crowley — The Translator [2002] Len Deighton — The “Harry Palmer” series
Clive Egleton — In the Red [1990] Adam Hall — The “Quiller” series
Michael Hetzer — The Forbidden Zone [1999] Noel Hynd — Truman’s Spy [1990] Jack Higgins — Year of the Tiger [1996] James Leasor — Passport to Oblivion [1965] John LeCarre — The Secret Pilgrim [1990] Roderick MacLeish — Crossing at Ivalo [1990] Ian McEwan — The Innocent [1990] Tim Powers — Declare [2001] H. Jay Riker — The Silent Service: Grayback Class [2000] S.K. Wolf — The Harbinger Effect [1989]

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Vietnamese Conflict [1961-1975]

The Lincoln City Libraries own more than 220 novels or short story collections set during the era of the Vietnam War, of which the following are a representative sampling. To see more, search in our on-line catalog under the Subject heading — “Vietnamese Conflict — 1961-1975 — Fiction” or its various subheadings.

James Amos — The Memorial [1989] Kent Anderson — Sympathy For the Devil [1987] Kenneth Waymon Baker — Alone in the Valley [1992] Vivian Vie Balfour [ed.] — The Perimeter of Light: Short Fiction and Other Writing About the Vietnam War [813.08 Bal] [1992] Mark Berent — Rolling Thunder [1989] Donald Bodey — F.N.G. [1985] Martyn Burke — Laughing War [1980] Robert Olen Butler — A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain: Stories [2001] Tom Campbell — The Old Man’s Trail [1995] Gerry Carroll — North SAR: A Novel of Navy Combat Pilots in Vietnam [1991] Tom Clancy — Without Remorse [1993] Stephen Coonts — Flight of the Intruder [1986] — The Intruders [1993] William Crapser — Remains [1988] John M. Delvecchio — The 13th Valley [1982] Nelson Demille — Up Country [2002] — Word of Honor [1985] P.T. Deuterman — The Edge of Honor [1994] Ed Dodge — Dau [1984] Thu Huong Duong — Novel Without a Name [1995] Dale Dye — Platoon (based on the screen play by Oliver Stone) [1986] [movie novelization] Joseph Ferradino — Firefight [1987] Donald A Gazzaniga — A Few Good Men [1989] Allan Glick — Winters Coming, Winters Gone [1984] Beverly Gologorsky — The Things We Do to Make It Home [1999] Zalin Grant — Over the Beach [1986] W.E.B. Griffin — The Aviators [1989] — The Berets [1995] — and many, many more…
David Grinstead — Promises of Freedom [1991] Winston Groom — Better Times Than These [1978] David H. Hackworth — The Price of Honor [1999] David Halberstam — One Very Hot Day [1968] Joe Haldeman — 1968 [1995] Gustav Hasford — The Phantom Blooper [1990] Larry Heinemann — Paco’s Story [1986] G.C. Hendricks — The Second War [1990] John Irving — A Prayer for Owen Meany [1989] John Jacob — Long Ride Back [1988] Philip Jennings — Nam-a-Rama [2005] Wayne Karlin, ed. [813.01 Kar] — Free Fire Zone: Short Stories by Vietnam Veterans [1973] Stephen King — Hearts in Atlantis [1999] George LaFountaine — The Long Walk [1986] Franklin Allen Leib — Fire Dream [1989] — Valley of the Shadow [1991] Chuck Logan — The Price of Blood [1997] Tim Mahoney — We’re Not Here [1988] Karl Marlantes — The Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War [2010] Ron Martin — To Be Free! [1988] Bobbie Ann Mason — In Country [1986] John P. McAfee — A Slow Walk in a Sad Rain [1993] Gene D. Moore — The Killing at Ngo Tho [1967] Tim O’Brien — Going After Cacciato [1978] — The Things They Carried [1990] Stewart O’Nan — The Names of the Dead [1996] Michael Peterson — A Bitter Peace [1996] — A Time of War [1990] Donald Pfarrer — The Fearless Man [2004] Reynolds Price — Noble Norfleet [2002] Thomas Richards — Zero Tolerance [1997] Elizabeth Scarborough — The Healer’s War [1988] Leonard B. Scott — Charlie Mike [1985] — Solemn Duty [1997] Danielle Steel — Message From Nam [1990] Donald Tate — Bravo Burning [1986] Lucian K. Truscott — Army Blue [1989] James H. Webb — Fields of Fire [1978] Joe Weber — Rules of Engagement [1991] Morris West — The Ambassador [1965] Ralph Wetterhahn — Shadowmakers [2002] Stephen Wright — Meditations in Green [1983]

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Persian Gulf War [1991]

David Alkman — When the Almond Tree Blossoms [1993] Dale Brown — Chains of Command [1993] — Fatal Terrain [1997] — Plan of Attack [2004] — Shadows of Steel [1996] Phillip Caputo — Exiles: Three Short Novels [1997] Ward Carroll — Punk’s War [2001] William Christie — Warriors of God [1992] Patrick Steane Duncan — Courage Under Fire [1996] James Ferro — Death Wish [2002] — Fort Apache [2000] Sean Flannery — Kilo Option [1996] Vince Flynn — Executive Power [2003] — Separation of Power [2001] Frederick Forsyth — The Fist of God [1994] Jo Franklin — Wing of the Falcon [1995] George Galdorisis — For Duty and Honor [2004] Jack Higgins — Eye of the Storm [1992] Charles Jaco — Dead Air [1998] Gordon Kent — Rules of Engagement [1999] Chuck Logan — After the Rain [2004] Ian McEwan — Saturday [2005] John J. Nance — Scorpion Strike [1992] Tom Paine — Pearl of Kuwait [2003] R.J. Pinero — Retribution [1995] — Ultimatum [1994] David Poyer — Black Storm [2002] — The Gulf [1990] Timothy Rizzi — Phalanx Dragon [1994] Patrick Rogers — Target Zone [1993] Roger L. Simon — Director’s Cut [2005] Michael Skinner — First Air [1991] Grant Sutherland — The Consignment [2003] Robin White — Angle of Attack [1992]

The Yugoslav War [1991-1995]

Tom Foley — This Way to Heaven [2000]

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Iraq War [2003]

Vince Flynn — Executive Power [2003] — Separation of Power [2001] Dee Henderson — True Valor [2001] Ian McEwan — Saturday [2005] David Poyer — Black Storm [2002] Roger L. Simon — Director’s Cut [2005]

World War III [near future contemporary]

Jimmie H. Butler — The Iskra Incident [1990] Harold Coyne — Team Yankee [1987] General Sir John Hackworth — The Third World War, August 1985 [1978] [355.48 Hac] — The Third World War, the Untold Story [1982] [355.48 Hac]

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War in Science Fiction [various time period settings]

Kevin J. Anderson — The “Saga of the Seven Suns” series
Karel Capek — War With the Newts [1937] Orson Scott Card — Ender’s Game [1985] Tony Daniel — Metaplanetary: A Novel of Instellar Civil War [2001] David Drake — Hammer’s Slammers [1993] — and many, many more…
Joe Haldeman — The Forever War [1974] Robert A. Heinlein — Starship Troopers [1959] George Lucas — Star Wars (A New Hope) [1977] Sean McMullen — The Miocene Arrow [2000] Walter M. Miller — A Canticle for Leibowitz [1959] Elizabeth Moon — The “Serrano Suiza” series
Frederick Pohl — The Cool War [1980] Alistair Reynolds — Absolution Gap [2004] John Ringo — The “Posleen War” series
Fred Saberhagen — The “Berserker” series
David Sherman & Dan Cragg — The “Starfist” series
A.E. VanVogt — The War Against the Rull [1959] David Weber — The “Honor Harrington” series — and many more…
H.G. Wells — The War of the Worlds [1898] 813.08 Com — Combat S.F. [1975] 813.08 Faw — The Far Stars War [1990] 813.08 Sch — War and Peace: Possible Futures from Analog [1983]

General Works [various time period settings]

Robert Asprin — The Cold Cash War [1977] Alan Furst — Night Soldiers [1988] Van Wyck Mason — American Men at Arms [1968] Ralph Peters — Red Army [1989] Quentin J. Reynolds — Known But to God [1960] 813.08 Jen — Soldiers and Civilians: Americans At War and At Home [1986]

Original printed list Jun 1991 bwc | Updated and expanded for the Web August 2005 sdc/rs — Last updated November 2016 sdc

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