All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque concerns a young German infantryman's experience in World War I.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger relates in first-person the story of a adolescent in New York City and his ironic, and comic, views of life.
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell tells the saga of a young woman's life during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods in the South.
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell is a British soldier's firsthand account of the Spanish Civil War during which he fought with the Republicans against fascism.