World War II Books — Primary Sources and Diaries

1.  Konrad H. Jarausch ed., Reluctant Accomplice: A Wehrmacht Soldier’s Letters from the Eastern Front (Princeton University Press)–January 4, 2011 [letters written by father of well-known German historian, Konrad Jarausch, during World War II; highly recommended]

2.  Frans Coetzee & Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee eds., The World in Flames:  A World War  II Sourcebook (Oxford University Press, 2010) — a well-crafted and comprehensive collection of wide-ranging primary sources covering military and civilian aspects coupled with narrative and analysis; most up-to-date compilation of sources available on the market for both students and general readers [highly recommended] 


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