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Fielding, Xan

Overview
Works: 60 works in 230 publications in 4 languages and 4,247 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives  Biography  War stories  Records and correspondence  Science fiction  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor, Annotator
Classifications: PQ2603.O754, 843.914
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Publications about Xan Fielding
Publications by Xan Fielding
Publications by Xan Fielding, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Xan Fielding
The bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Book )
41 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,409 libraries worldwide
1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist. Pitted against the warden, Colonel Saito, Nicholson will nevertheless, out of a distorted sense of duty, aid his enemy. While on the outside, as the Allies race to destroy the bridge, Nicholson must decide which will be the first casualty: his patriotism or his pride
Planet of the apes by Pierre Boulle( Book )
18 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Three astronauts land on an planet very much like Earth, except that here apes rule over humans
The money spinner : Monte Carlo and its fabled casino by Xan Fielding( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and French and held by 325 libraries worldwide
The Cretan runner; his story of the German occupation by Giōrgos Psychountakēs( Book )
16 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
"George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: "It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer." The German parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate, and Crete fell to the Germans. So began the Cretan resistance and the young shepherd's career as a war-time runner. In this unique account of Resistance life, Psychoundakis records the daily life of his fellow-Cretans, his treacherous journeys on foot from the eastern White Mountains to the western slopes of Mount Ida to transmit messages and transport goods, and his enduring friendships with British officers (like his eventual translator Patrick Leigh Fermor) whose missions he helped to carry out with unflagging courage, energy, and good humor"--
Best of friends : the Brenan-Partridge letters by Gerald Brenan( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Hide and seek : the story of a war-time agent by Xan Fielding( Book )
16 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Corsair country; the diary of a journey along the Barbary Coast by Xan Fielding( Book )
9 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The stronghold : an account of the four seasons in the White Mountains of Crete by Xan Fielding( Book )
8 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
One man on his time : the life of lieutenant-colonel NLD ('Billy') McLean, DSO by Xan Fielding( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The centurions by Jean Lartéguy( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"As a POW in a notorious Indochina prison camp, French Lt. Col. Pierre Raspéguy studies the political and military strategies of his captors, the Viet Minh. After his release, Raspéguy finds himself estranged from an unsympathetic public at home and joins a paratrooper unit in Algeria. Again facing an enemy free to fight without rules, he begins to use his newly learned guerrilla tactics--tactics out of step with the ideals of just war."--Back cover
A noble profession by Pierre Boulle( Book )
8 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Špionážní román z druhé světové války, odehrávající se většinou na území Francie po jejím pádu; jeho autorem je francouzský spisovatel, původním povoláním inženýr, který získal velkou popularitu svým románem Most přes řekuKwai,bestsellerem proslaveným též filmovou verzí. V tomto stejně úspěšném románě líčí souboj dvou nepřátelských špionážních rozvědek na území Francie a na jeho pozadí rozvíjí drama člověka, který je ve službách špionáže slabocha opájí sejen hrdinskými představami
Images of Spain by Xan Fielding( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Garden on the moon by Pierre Boulle( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Tells of the race to the moon. The story begins as the rocket experts work at Peenemunde; it continues as the German defeat scatters the scientists to America, to Russia, to France, to Japan
Das Buch der Winde by Xan Fielding( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Aeolus displayed by Xan Fielding( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Farewell to the king by Pierre Schoendoerffer( Book )
2 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Een ex-militair speelt als koning van een aantal inheemse stammen op Borneo een belangrijke rol tijdens de laatste jaren van de Japanse overheersing
Don Fernando; the story of Fernand Fournier-Aubry by Fernand Fournier-Aubry( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A hideous disguise by Xan Fielding( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
No peace on earth by Jean Lartéguy( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The praetorians by Jean Lartéguy( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
An novel written by a French war correspondent set in Algiers at the end of colonial rule, and the role of the French paratroops. Mentioned by General Peter Pace as one of the inspirations for his surge strategy in Iraq. Guerre D'Algerie #2
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Wallace Fielding.
Fielding, Alexander Wallace
Fielding, Alexander Wallace 1918-1991
Xan Fielding britischer Schriftsteller und Special Operations Executive-Agent
Xan Fielding British Army officer, SOE agent, author and translator
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