Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations with books dealing with a hypothetical third world war, both fiction and non-fiction and in any time-period. I’m a fan of Cold War miltary fiction in general and would appreciate anything people think would interest me.
As an example of what I’m talking about are the following books which I already have:
“Arclight” by Eric L. Harry - Probably the best of its type, you have to love a book which starts with a nuclear war and just gets more intense from there.
“Cauldron”, “Red Phoenix” and “Vortex” by Larry Bond
“Domain” by James Herbert, actually a horror novel but it opens with a nuclear attack on London and features some of the most chilling scenes ever.
“Ende - A Diary of the Third World War” by Anton-Andreas Guha. Bit of an obscure one translated from the German original and concerns a diary kept by a civilian on the front lines of a NATO/Warsaw Pact conflict in Germany. Excellent.
“Red Army” by Ralph Peters, good to see something from the other side for once.
“Silent Night - The Defeat of NATO” by Cyril Joly
“Resurrection Day” by Brendan DuBois, alternate history, the Cuban Missile Crisis turns hot.
“The Third World War - August 1985” by General Sir John Hackett and"The Third World War - The Untold Story" by the same author.
“Total War 2006” by Simon Pearson.
“Warday And the Journey Onward” by Whitley Streiber & James Kunetka. Apparently there were plans to detail the novels events from the Soviet perspective in a sequel, I’m sorely disappointed it didn’t happen.
And of course the classic of the genre “Red Storm Rising” by Tom Clancy from when he was actually a decent writer.
For non-fiction there is:
“Red Thrust - Attack on the Central Front, Soviet Tactics and Capabilities in the 1990s” by Stephen J. Zaloga