Question: Today’s is the US’ Independence Day. Share your favorite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government.
My favorite book with war is going to be a fictional war. Quintana of Charyn (review here) is excellent because it deals with the complexities of war. It shows both sides perspectives, what led to the war, the horrors of wars, and shows that generally speaking both sides are trying to protect their people in their own way. Like everything Melina Marchetta writes it captures humanity brilliantly. It's the 3rd in a series, the first being Finnikan of the Rock. These are must reads.
If you're curious about my favorite actual war, reading-wise, it's got to be the French Revolution. That conflict was just batshit crazy and fascinating. I'll read it every time.