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Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

There are countless Military Fiction courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Novel (2013)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfTHE CIA UNLEASHED HIM… NOW THEY WANT HIM DEAD. The first pulse-pounding, action-packed novel in the USA Today & Amazon million plus copy bestselling Jack Noble Thriller Series. In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on-loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq. Jack and his partner Bear have a run-in with four CIA special agents over the treatment of an Iraqi family. Within hours Jack…
Author(s): L.T. Ryan

2. The Things They Carried (2009)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfA classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.   The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.  Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it…
Author(s): Tim O’Brien

3. The War Planners Series: Books 1-3: The War Planners, The War Stage, and Pawns of the Pacific (2017)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFrom former US Navy pilot Andrew Watts comes a series made for fans of Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn. Now a USA Today Bestseller.”As a huge fan of Tom Clancy, this was close.””Frighteningly real.”From a secretive jungle-covered island in the Pacific, to the sands of the Middle East. From the smog-filled alleyways of China, to the passageways of a US Navy destroyer. The War Planners series follows different members of the military and intelligence community as they uncover a Chinese plot to begin a world war, and attack America.—————————–Book 1: The War PlannersA CIA agent and…
Author(s): Andrew Watts

4. Breakthrough (2013)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfONE OF THE GREATEST BREAKTHROUGHS IN HUMAN HISTORY.A SECRET THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE FOUND.AND A CRISIS THAT CANNOT BE STOPPED.Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.With the help of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet’s second smartest species. But the team…
Author(s): Michael C. Grumley

5. Eyes of the Hammer (The Green Berets) (Volume 1) (2012)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf"Exciting and authentic! Author Mayer, a Green Beret himself, gave me a vivid look at the world of the Army's Special Forces. His portrayal of Green Beret operations and techniques takes you deep into the world of Special Operations." W.E.B. Griffin.   The Green Berets (Book 1) #1,290,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4377 in Terrorism Thrillers (Books) #9006 in Espionage Thrillers (Books) #7915 in Military Thrillers (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Bob Mayer

6. Edge of Valor: Valor Book One (2019)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhen their mission fails, his begins.Special Agent Jackson Fischer is a man after truth. When a military operation to extract a high-ranking ambassador from the war-torn, border-world of Stonemeyer ends in disaster, Fischer is called in to investigate.   A whole platoon went in, but only three Alliance Marines returned home, the rest killed in action along with hundreds of civilians. With tensions between the Holloman Alliance and Stonemeyer rising, Fischer attempts to stitch the pieces together. One thing becomes more and more certain: the surviving Marines are lying.As the truth unfurls, Fischer begins to realize…
Author(s): Josh Hayes

7. Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher) (2009)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFrom a helicopter high above the empty California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night…. In Chicago, a woman learns that an elite team of ex–army investigators is being hunted down one by one…. And on the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher—soldier, cop, hero—is pulled out of his wandering life by a code that few other people could understand. From the first shocking scenes in Lee Child’s explosive new novel, Jack Reacher is plunged like a knife into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends…and is…
Author(s): Lee Child

8. Donovan’s War: A Military Thriller (A Tommy Donovan Novel) (2018)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfResigned to never finding peace from the war long behind him, retired warrior, Thomas Donovan, is now faced with an even deadlier conflict… one that could cost him the last of his humanity. Once a member of an elite underground unit, the only wars Thomas knows now are the ones that rage inside him. All he wants is to stay under the radar of existence, trying to forget the past and isolating himself from the present. But when extremists kidnap a group of women from a Christian church in Syria, the past and present collide, forcing Donovan to act. This time, the…
Author(s): W.J. Lundy

9. Gone to Sea in a Bucket (A Harry Gilmour Novel) (2015)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfLike all young men of a certain age, Harry Gilmour had his own notion of how a naval battle should be. This wasn’t it.Norway, 1940: Sub Lieutenant Harry Gilmour’s first encounter with battleship action is not the adventure he had hoped for. Faced with a thankless task and ill equipped to handle it, Gilmour’s inexperience leads to a damning allegation. His future hangs in the balance.But then Lieutenant Peter Dumaresq steps in to offer him a lifeline—an advanced navigation course that will take him aboard a crack submarine, HMS Pelorus, under the command of a Royal Navy hero. Faced with a possible…
Author(s): David Black

10. The Good Knight (The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries) (2011)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfJoin Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together … murder, intrigue, and romance in medieval Wales! Five years after Gareth walked away from Gwen in disgrace, she encounters him in the aftermath of an ambush, standing over the body of a murdered king. Although it isn’t exactly the reunion she’d hoped for, the pair join forces against the treachery and intrigue rife within the court of Gwynedd.And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the foundations of…
Author(s): Sarah Woodbury

11. Ruins of the Galaxy: A Military Scifi Epic (2019)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe mission is simple. Escort an emissary to an intergalactic peace summit. Try not to get in the way. Lt. Magnus and his 79th Recon Team have certainly handled worse, after all. But when an explosion rocks the tower and sends everyone into a panic, Magnus and his asset find themselves cut off from the rest of the team.Worse still, a dying alien chieftain gives them a priceless drive of intel, marking them for death.The mission has officially changed. With enemies on all sides, Magnus must do everything in his power to protect the emissary and escape the…
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Christopher Hopper

12. Flight of the Reaper: An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure (The Last Reaper) (2019)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe fight has just begun.When Halek Cain and his wildly talented crew of runaways, rogue scientists, and rebel commandos arrive in system to save a ship of political refugees, they quickly realize things are not as they seem. The system is full of derelict ships from ancient battles. It’s a gold mine of history, resources, and old technology.But where did these ships come from? And what exactly caused such a battlefield in the first place?Cain must search for answers while evading and combating his enemies, all while protecting those who are closest to him.As the Last Reaper will soon discover,…
Author(s): J.N. Chaney, Scott Moon

13. White Rose, Black Forest (2018)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfDecember 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and her brother and leaving her with no reason to live.That is, until she discovers an unconscious airman lying in the snow wearing a Luftwaffe uniform, his parachute flapping in the wind. Unwilling to let him die, Franka takes him to her family’s isolated cabin despite her hatred for the…
Author(s): Eoin Dempsey

14. Superdreadnought 1: A Military AI Space Opera (2018)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfAlone and unafraid. Sometimes you prevent war by hunting down your enemies.Integrated with a superdreadnought, the artificial intelligence known as Reynolds takes his ship across the universe in search of the elusive Kurtherians. He comes to a revelation. He’s better in the company of living creatures.He needs a crew. He needs information. And he needs to continue his search and destroy mission.Needing a crew and getting a crew are two completely different things. Reynolds is out of his element as he tries to reach out and make friends. Through it all, he has his vessel, the superdreadnought, the most powerful warship in the…
Author(s): CH Gideon, Tim Marquitz , et al.

15. No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II (2018)

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your BookshelfNo Better Friend tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain’s Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war’s only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger–warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy’s friendship, an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances, is one of the great recently unearthed stories of World War II. As they discover Frank and Judy’s…
Author(s): Robert Weintraub

Best Military Fiction Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some military fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Military Uses of Literature: Fiction and the Armed Forces in the Soviet Union

Author(s): Mark T. Hooker
Publisher: , Year: 1996, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 585497

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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