A Hero of France | WWII

This book allows you to read between the lines of history, the stories that were never written down, that were carved on the heart; the only place they were safe.

The Girls of Atomic City | WWII

This book captures a slice of history that embodies the evolution of America from a simple life with stay-at-home women to a technology-driven society with strong females.

Unbroken | WWII

Books such as this one illuminates what I already know: the human will can do anything; love can heal all.

Ghost Soldiers | WWII

Before we had books and movies about Rangers and SEALs and Green Berets, a group of brave men snuck far behind enemy lines to save the survivors of the Bataan Death March.

Finding Zasha | WWII

This book felt too rushed and too contrived; the personalities of the puppies were the best part about it.

Between Shades of Gray | WWII

Good thriving in such a hostile environment is a powerful beacon of hope for us, both for the past and the future. This book whispers of that hope.

Leningrad | WWII

During the three-year siege, about 800,000 people died. That’s nearly the entire population of the Salt Lake Valley or San Francisco.

The Zookeeper’s Wife | WWII

Human compassion and love overcomes the worst sort of circumstances, bridging the divide of religion, race, and country.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas | WWII

This book was horrifying in some ways and beautiful in others. In the end, it described war as something that engulfs all, not just adults, not just Jews, not just Nazis. It destroys everything.

Auschwitz | WWII

Every person should read this book because darkness needs to have a light shined on it; it should be acknowledged and discussed and known.