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Wilson, John 1951 August 2-

Works: 61 works in 229 publications in 3 languages and 8,660 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Young adult works  Popular works  War fiction  Western stories  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Diaries  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer
Classifications: PZ7.W6964, FIC
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Publications about John Wilson
Publications by John Wilson
Most widely held works by John Wilson
Death on the river by John Wilson( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
Young Jake Clay joins the Union Army in the spring of 1864. His dreams of glory vanish, when he is wounded and taken prisoner in his first battle at Cold Harbor, Virginia, and confined to the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, where 30,000 soldiers face violence, disease and starvation. Frightened and disillusioned, Jake takes up with Billy Sharp, an unscrupulous opportunist who shows him how to survive, no matter what the cost. By the war's end Jake's sleep is haunted by the ghosts of those who have died so he could live. When the camp is liberated, Jake and Billy head north on a Mississippi riverboat. Unknown to Jake, the fateful journey up river will come closer to killing him than Andersonville did, but it will also provide him with his one chance at redemption
And in the morning by John Wilson( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
When fifteen-year-old Jim Hay's father is killed in World War I, Jim is compelled to leave his native Scotland to fight, and struggles with the horrors of war as he tries to survive in the trenches of France
Flames of the tiger by John Wilson( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and French and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Dieter has grown up in Germany during Hitler's rise to power, believing everything that he has been told, but as his involvement in the war increases, he finds himself questioning these beliefs as he fights for survival
Lost cause by John Wilson( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Steve travels to Spain and uncovers his late grandfather's invlovement in the Spanish Civil War
Written in blood by John Wilson( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
A young man's search for the father who abandoned him takes him through the wilds of the Arizona Territory and northern Mexico during the 1870s and brings him in contact with an assortment of intriguing characters
Ghost mountains and vanished oceans : North America from birth to middle age by John Wilson( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and German and held by 214 libraries worldwide
This is not just the story of one continent and how it formed, it is the tale of how our world came to be the way it is, and how it might become something else in the future. An understanding of the earth sciences is essential to understanding our place on this ball of rock, and Ghost Mountains and Vanished Continents, replete with fascinating information and anecdotes, both personal and geological, provides that understanding in a wonderfully readable form.Today we are altering our world as never before, but our fate has always been intimately intertwined with the processes that made our home. Even when we were little more than blue-green algae, processes that are still very active today were creating conditions that enabled the first, tentative steps toward us. In a very real sense, Geology made us."This book is a true, well-crafted page-turner. If you've ever wondered how the continents and the particular slab of rock you live on came about, you will love this book. Even if you don't, you'll still love it. Highly recommended."
The flags of war by John Wilson( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
As the American Civil War draws near, Nate MacGregor knows he must fight for his Southern homeland. Meanwhile, his cousin Walt in Canada West fears that due to the seizure of a Confederate ship with British envoys on board, Britain and her colonies could be drawn into the war -- on the side of the Confederate South, and slavery. Walt believes slavery is wrong. He could never fight in defense of it. Nate and Walt have never met, but as a country descends into chaos, a runaway slave named Sunday is about to change the cousins' lives forever. Although Nate MacGregor, a young soldier for the confederate army, and his cousin Walt in Canada have never met, their lives are effected by Sunday, a runaway slave
Four steps to death by John Wilson( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
A boy is caught up in the horrors of the Battle of Stalingrad
Battle scars by John Wilson( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
This sequel to The Flags of War continues the adventures of two cousins, Walt and Nate McGregor, and of Sunday, the former slave on Nate's father's plantation. They have survived the carnage at Shiloh. But the war rages on. Nate returns to the family plantation to find it in ruins. In despair he turns back to the only life he knows - the army. Meanwhile, Walt and Sunday re-enlist to fight for their beliefs, no matter how great the danger. The three young men meet again at the notorious Libby prison in Virginia: Nate as a guard, Sunday a slave and Walt a prisoner. Their grim reunion at Libby - where prison walls divide them - highlights the complexity of a war that tore a nation apart. In such a terrible place, can the three battle-scarred soldiers hope for anything more than survival?
Stolen by John Wilson( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
On a visit to Australia, 15-year-old Sam meets Annabel. Together they search for the remains of a legendary shipwreck
North with Franklin : the lost journals of James Fitzjames by John Wilson( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
"Sir John Franklin and a hand-picked crew of 129 set sail from England in search of a Northwest Passage over Canada's unforgiving Arctic. The expedition was last seen by European eyes off the coast of Greenland in 1845. Search parties were sent and returned with chilling reports. Human remains, equipment and sleds lay inextricably scattered over long stretches of frozen shoreline. Based on a series of letters written by expedition officer James Fitzjames--to the young wife of a close friend--this work of fiction chronicles one of the most enduring mysteries of the grand era of Arctic exploration and sheds new light on the expedition and the fate of its crew."--Back cover
Broken arrow by John Wilson( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Steve McLean's vacation in Barcelona, Spain, is cut short when his deceased grandfather is accused of being involved in an international conspiracy involving nukes, spies, the Russian mob, and secret codes
Ghost moon by John Wilson( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
"The year is 1878. After a chance encounter on the trail, Jim [Doolen] and a young Billy the Kid find work on a ranch south of the town of Lincoln, New Mexico Territory. Very soon the two are caught up in the vicious battle between two factions competing for lucrative army contracts with nearby Fort Stanton. Jim becomes a helpless witness to cold-blooded murder and watches as Bill swears revenge and leads a gang of killers into the hills. However hard he tries, Jim can't escape the violence and is finally drawn into its bloody conclusion on the streets of Lincoln"--P. [4] of cover
A soldier's sketchbook : the illustrated First World War diary of R.H. Rabjohn by R. H Rabjohn( Book )
3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Presents the sketchbook and diary entries of a Canadian World War I soldier who depicted the death and destruction of the war that affected both soldiers and civilian populations
Wings of war by John Wilson( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
It's the early 1900s and Edward Setten is growing up in the prairies fascinated by his uncle, who is one of the very first people in Canada to pilot a plane. Despite his mother's protests, Edward learns to fly and, when war breaks out, joins the Royal Flying Corps
Bones by John Wilson( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Sam and Annabel are visiting Drumheller, Alberta, where the farmland Sam's mother lives on is host to a dinosaur dig. Annabel, an avid learner, is thrilled to have access to paleontologists and spends as much time as she can near the dig, much to Sam's dismay. But when they learn the dig has uncovered scientifically important bones, even Sam's interest is piqued. In fact, the whole town is talking about the dig. When Sam and Annabel learn that Humphrey Battleford, a famous collector of stolen goods, is in the area, they are on high alert to keep the ancient bones safe
Lost by John Wilson( Book )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
"Sam and Annabel are pleased when they are selected to take a cruise to the Arctic. And they are thrilled when they learn that the cruise will take them past a site connected to the most famous mystery in Arctic history: the Franklin Expedition. But things on the cruise are not what they seem. When Sam and Annabel make a startling discovery on a small island close to where archaeologists are diving on the wreck of the Erebus, one of the Franklin's ships, they are confronted by an old enemy. Isolated and outnumbered, how can they possibly save the priceless artifact that may hold the answer to the Franklin mystery?"--
Norman Bethune : a life of passionate conviction by John Wilson( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Desperate glory : the story of World War One by John Wilson( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Presents the story and issues of the First World War in a clear, concise and objective manner, accompanied on every page by photographs, original sketches or maps
Victorio's war by John Wilson( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Wilson, John Alexander.
Wilson John Alexander 1951-....
Wilson, John (John Alexander), 1951-
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French (2)
German (1)
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