Recomended Military Books

Master Sgt. Theresa Cauley, first sergeant for the 433rd Airlift Wing staff, examines a selection at a Family Support Office book sale
Master Sgt. Theresa Cauley, first sergeant for the 433rd Airlift Wing staff, examines a selection at a Family Support Office book sale.

Today in WW II: 18 Nov 1940 Alfred Loomis suggests the electronic air navigation system which was later developed into LORAN [long range navigation system] at MIT.  More 
18 Nov 1941 British Eighth Army offensive in Libya, Operation Crusader.
18 Nov 1943 Intensive RAF Bomber Command attack on Berlin, Germany begins with a 440 plane mission that causes only light damage, killing 131 while RAF loses 9 aircraft and 53 aviators.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

Olive-Drab.com Military Book Lists

This Olive-Drab.com page will direct you to the category pages that list military books, many with short reviews, in areas of military subjects. If your interest is war movies, visit our Recommended Videos page. Here are a few classic titles:

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Military Book Category Pages Directory

Many other books are listed on Olive-Drab.com on pages with their subject, for example recommended books on the Battle of Midway will be found on the Olive-Drab.com page about that WW II battle in the Pacific Ocean. Use the Directory or the search link at the top right and bottom right of every page to find pages that match your interests.

If you don't find what you want in the Olive-Drab.com list of military books you can search Amazon.comSearch Amazon.com for any military book or video, new or used, or any other Amazon item. The total number of books in existence is about 65 million, and Amazon's amazing inventory includes a lot of them. Amazon.com also now includes CDs with military manuals or other government publications plus their site links to third party sellers with used copies of out of print volumes. Give Amazon.com a try, no matter what you are looking for -- you will rarely be disappointed.

Dealers Specializing in Military Books:

Many dealers specialize in military topics and can help you with rare or far out of the mainstream volumes. Books in the form of CDs, particularly with photo collections or reproductions of military manuals, are increasingly popular. Some dealers advertise on Olive-Drab.com and many more can be found on the Olive-Drab.com list of Military Book/Art Dealers along with other related resources.

For books that are not current, check with Alibris , which calls itself "the ultimate source for out-of-print and rare books". Search their database to find commercial and military books, magazines, and other printed materials which are no longer available as new or if a used/remaindered copy meets your needs.

Military Book Club: If you like the convenience of a book club, there is the Military Book Club which will select and offer titles to you on a regular basis chosen for their special significance for readers with military interests. Special discounts, closeouts and bargain are available as well.

Be sure to take a look at Stone & Stone's Second World War Books website which offers a wide variety of features and services for visitors, authors, publishers, and booksellers. Find the latest news about authors, publishers, mail order booksellers, catalogs, addresses, phone numbers, URLs, prices, forthcoming titles, new releases, book reviews, surveys of books in a particular area of interest, and anything else of note. Their comprehensive book search engine can help you to identify books from their massive consolidated searchable online database containing thousands of new and used books currently on offer from the world's leading military booksellers. This database can be searched by author, title, or key words in the description, and each book listing provides links to the offering booksellers.

Chaplain Willard James chooses a book on religion at the U.S. Army Chaplain School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, April 1942
Chaplain Willard James chooses a book on religion at the U.S. Army Chaplain School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, April 1942.

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