Americans at war
RHS Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains.
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War
RHS Bahr, Howard. The Judas field: a novel of the Civil War.
Twenty years after the Civil War, veteran Cass Wakefield is still haunted by his battlefield memories, and when he is given the opportunity to retrace his steps, he is forced to face the truth behind the events that led to the war.
RHS Brooks, Geraldine. March.
Follows the experiences of Mr. March, the father in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” as he witnesses the cruelty and racism of both Northern and Southern soldiers and the harsh realities of Civil War.
RHS Crane, Stephen. The red badge of courage.
Story of a young Union soldier under fire for the first time during the Civil War.
RHS. Frost, Helen. Crossing stones.
Four young people in two families tell of their experience during World War I when the boys enlist and are sent to fight, Emma finishes school, and Muriel joins the suffrage movement.
RHS Frazier, Charles. Cold mountain.
Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier, leaves the hospital where he is being treated and determines to walk home to his sweetheart Ada, only to find the land and the girl he remembers as changed by the war as he.
RHS Heller, Joseph. Catch 22.
A satire of military bureaucracy, focusing on the story of John Yossarian, a bombadier in World War II who is trying to avoid getting killed while at the same time dealing with a colonel who keeps upping the number of missions he must fly.
RHS Hemingway, Ernest. A farewell to arms.
An American ambulance officer serving on the Austro-Italian front deserts to join an English nurse after the retreat of Caporetto during World War I.
RHS Marlantes, Karl. Matterhorn: a novel of the Vietnam war.
Young Marine lieutenant and platoon commander Waino Mellas and his battalion learn about life, loss, and the horrors of war during their thirteen-month tour in the sweltering mountains of South Vietnam.
RHS McCormick, Patricia. Purple heart.
While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali.
RHS Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen angels.
Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.
RHS Myers, Walter Dean. Invasion.
Josiah and Marcus were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in the Normandy invasion, the differences in their positions is uncomfortable, for Josiah is a white infantryman and Marcus is a black transport driver, the only role the segregated army will allow him.
RHS Myers, Walter Dean. Sunrise over Fallujah.
Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changed him.
RHS Otsuka, Julie. When the emperor was divine: a novel.
A novel in which the members of a Japanese American family present their unique perspectives on the experience of being forced into an internment camp during World War II.
RHS Smith, Sheri. Flygirl.
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl “passes” for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
RHS Trumbo, Dalton. Johnny got his gun.
A young man who was severely wounded in World War I thinks about his life and about the horror and futility of war.
RHS Wein, Elizabeth. Rose under fire.
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious women’s concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.