As you can see, I am officially on summer vacation. Recently I posted a thread on the top 9 "essential" WWII reads as determined by whatever website I was reading. It was a myriad of choices that fit into no real category and the discussion was interesting. I have found that whenever these lists come about they are not categorized. I would like to change that. I would like to start a weekly series focusing on specific content but not limited to theaters of operations; however this week's topic will focus on one theater of operation. I will try to run the gamut of content, genres and collections. Any feedback on topics will be appreciated. I was thinking of beginning with the Pacific Theater. My rules are simple: A) You are not limited to non-fiction titles, though they will encompass the entirety of the lists (IMO there is value in narrative). B) I chose only 5 per category because each book choice should have a brief commentary on why it is a valuable inclusion. C) Debate is encouraged but don't run away butt hurt because no one agrees with you, lol. Remember, many on here are truly experts in their field so debate with an open ear to learning. Have at it!