There are tons of books about World War II. People love writing about this period of world history. However, there’s a new book called When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning that focuses on the actual books that soldiers carried with them to war. From pulp fiction to modern day classics, soldiers read books to remind them of home and/or pass the monotonous moments between life and death. Manning writes a fascinating chronicle of the importance of those works to the men and women who read them. For more information about Manning’s new book, check out this article by the Smithsonian.