World War II changed the world forever. In modern world history, it is the defining war. World War II books are being written all the time. Here are three I hope to read in July.

World War II era ad for war bonds.
World War II era ad for war bonds.
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July World War II Book #1: The Indomitable Florence Finch by Robert J. Mrazek

The Indomitable Florence Finch by Robert J. Mrazek, a World War II book being released in July 2020.
A World War II book being released in July 2020. Photo from Amazon.

World War II is filled with many stories of unsung heroes. In this book, Mrazek tells the story of Florence Finch. Finch was a women widowed by the war who joined the resistance in the Phillipines. She also saved the lives of many American prisoners of war.

Mrazek tells the story of how she did these things in this book. He also explains the hardships she faced due to her Filipina heritage. She would be rewarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, for her actions.

This book will be published on July 21.

July World War II Book #2: The Paratrooper Generals by Mitchell Yokelson

The Paratrooper Generals by Mitchell Yokelson, a World War II book being released in July 2020
A World War II book being released in July 2020. Photo from Amazon.

The 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions are two of the most historic divisions in the US military. One example of this is given in Yorkelson’s book. He tells the story of Generals Matthew Ridgway and Maxwell Taylor. These two generals, in contrast to many generals, went into conflict with their men on D-Day. They did this, despite their divisions taking some of the heaviest casualties of the entire battle.

This book will be published on July 21.

July World War II Book #3: Last Mission to Tokyo by Michel Paradis

Last Mission to Tokyo, a World War II book being released in July 2020.
A World War II book being released in July 2020. Photo from Amazon.

The Doolittle Raid is a very interesting part of World War II history. Essentially, it was an operation to bomb the Japanese mainland in 1942. This was very important as a way to show the Japanese that they were not immune from American attacks.

Paradis’s book tells the story of the raid and its lesser known aftermath. This includes the torturing of captured raiders and attempts to rescue them. It also tells the story of the war crimes trial after the war. Here, the Japanese and Americans both claimed the other had committed war crimes in the Pacific war. This includes the attempts to bring their torturers and killers to justice.

This book will be published on July 28.


These three books are very interesting to me. They recognize periods of World War II and people of which not much is known to the general public. Hopefully, these books can help to create more awareness of the forgotten parts of World War II.