All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. This book is one of the most powerful Antiwar Novels of all time. Published in Germany in 1929, it rapidly became a bestseller worldwide. It portrays the horror and the desperate futility of combat. Remarque fought for Germany in WWI, but his masterpiece was banned under Nazi rule, and he was stripped of his citizenship in WWII.— Roberta Rubin
Paul B umer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany's Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the inscrutable world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war's final hours. All Quiet on the Western Front is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.