Reading List

One great thing about war correspondents is they always leave plenty of material behind for future study. If you want to learn more about the men and women featured on this site, check out the books below, written by and about the correspondents and photographers who covered World War II.

By the correspondents

A Reporter’s Life, by Walter Cronkite

A.J. Liebling: World War II Writings, by A.J. Liebling

Brave Men, by Ernie Pyle

Combat Reporter: Don Whitehead’s World War II Diary and Memoirs, edited by John B. Romeiser

Eclipse, by Alan Moorehead

Guadalcanal Diary, by Richard Tregaskis

If I Get Out Alive: The World War II Letters and Diaries of William H. McDougall Jr., edited by Gary Topping

My War, by Andy Rooney

Not So Wild a Dream, by Eric Sevareid

On the Air in World War II, by John MacVane

Slightly Out of Focus, by Robert Capa

Soldier of the Press, by Henry T. Gorrell

War Correspondent: From D-Day to the Elbe, by Holbrook Bradley

When We Were One, by W.C. Heinz

About the correspondents

Assignment to Hell, by Timothy M. Gay

Auntie’s War: The BBC During the Second World War, by Edward Stourton

Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa, by Alex Kershaw

Dateline–Liberated Paris, by Ronald Weber

Ernie Pyle’s War, by James Tobin

Fighting Words, by Richard Collier

Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life, by Caroline Moorehead

Hemingway at War, by Terry Mort

The Murrow Boys, by Stanley Cloud and Lynne Olson

Reporting the Second World War, by Brian Best

Reporting War, by Ray Moseley

The Trio, by Richard Knott

Typewriter Battalion, edited by Jack Stenbuck

Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent, by Neil McDonald and Peter Brune

The War Beat, Europe, by Steven Casey

Wayward Reporter: The Life of A.J. Liebling, by Raymond Sokolov

The Women Who Wrote the War, by Nancy Caldwell Sorel