jugad: This Pulitzer prize winning book proves the adage "Truth is stranger than fiction". Surprisingly, you don't need to know any math or much of physics / chemistry to read this one. It is the story of read comments

encoderer: Chilling but I'd read it again. Simply fascinating, written by a western reporter who was actually there. read comments

catchmeifyoucan: Its a memoir of his experience during the holocaust. Makes us value life more the way we have it. Raises the bar for what is our purpose and speaking out against injustice. read comments

psychotik: Story of human grit and survival in the Pacific WWII theater that I hadn't heard of before. I was blown away by the story, and about what I learned about the War that I didn't already know. read comments

ianrentsb: This book was so beautiful and haunting. Set in occupied France during World War II, the novel centers on a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths eventually cross. read comments

davidgh: A view of the holocaust through the eyes of a Jewish doctor in the Auschwitz concentration camp. read comments