I just finished Armageddon by Leon Uris. He's kind of like the 1960's version of John Gresham. A few years ago I read Exodus by Uris and it was equally thrilling. (Unfortunately both books had steamy splotches of smut that I could have done without.)
Armageddon is about Germany after WWII - I've never read a WWII book from this vantage point. It really caused me to think about the war in ways I hadn't before. From it I also learned about the Russian blockade of Berlin and the American airlift. Fascinating, miraculous engineering feat!
The second book about WWII this month is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, who also wrote Seabiscuit. Wow. Hillenbrand does not disappoint. Hubby and I have had so many conversations about her ability to turn a phrase or paint a picture. He sent an email to a few of his friends about it: