War Lit Book List: A Holiday Gift Idea

This holiday season, consider gifting one of these dynamic
books—they’re thought-provoking to be sure, but they’re also just great reads!

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From left to right,

Final Salute by Jim Sheeler

Two Souls Indivisible by James S. Hirsch

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

Wife and War: the Memoir by Amalie Flynn

Flashes of War by Katey Schultz

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

Fire and Forget edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien


Have other suggestions? Leave them in the comments! Happy Holidays!



  1. Double yes to Flashes of War! Add Going After Cacciato, also by Tim O’Brien, and Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

    1. Thanks Martin–great additions! If you loved Flashes of War, hope you check out my Q&A with Katey!

  2. Thanks for this great list! I have read a few of them, ordered a couple more of them…and the rest are on my wish list. Definitely looking forward to reading them all.

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