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16 Best War Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best War books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best war books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Red Badge of Courage
    The Art Of War
  3. 3
    War And Peace

    War And Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  4. 4


    Joseph Heller

  5. 5
    The Iliad
  6. 6
    On War

    On War

    Carl von Clausewitz

  7. 7
  8. 8
    With the Old Breed
  9. 9
    History of the Peloponnesian War
  10. 10
    All Quiet on the Western Front
  11. 11
    The Things They Carried
  12. 12
    The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
  13. 15


    David McCullough

  14. 16
    The Forever War

    The Forever War

    Dexter Filkins


  • How was this War books list created?

    We searched for 'best War books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many War books are in this list?

    There are 16 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this War books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of War books on the internet.

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