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Fielding, Xan

Works: 70 works in 269 publications in 2 languages and 4,970 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  War fiction  War stories  Personal narratives  Novels  Biography  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Publishing director, Other, Editor, Annotator
Classifications: PQ2603.O754, 843.914
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The bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Book )
49 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 2,352 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 )
22 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Three astronauts land on an planet very much like Earth, except that here apes rule over humans
Farewell to the king by Pierre Schoendoerffer( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 324 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
The photographer by Pierre Boulle( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
The money spinner : Monte Carlo and its fabled casino by Xan Fielding( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Best of friends : the Brenan-Partridge letters by Gerald Brenan( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The Cretan runner; his story of the German occupation by Giōrgos Psychountakēs( Book )
18 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 155 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"--
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 103 libraries worldwide
The centurions by Jean Lartéguy( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 102 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
The stronghold : an account of the four seasons in the White Mountains of Crete by Xan Fielding( Book )
9 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
One man in his time : the life of lieutenant-colonel NLD ('Billy') McLean, DSO by Xan Fielding( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
The praetorians by Jean Lartéguy( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"Jean Larteguy's unflinching sequel to The Centurions, a searing novel of modern warfare admired by military experts, with a foreword by General Stanley McChrystal. Based on the events of May 1958 in France and Algeria, The Praetorians picks up in the footsteps of The Centurions, which was called "a stunning reflection of modern war" by Stanley McChrystal. After turning to tactics of guerilla warfare, a group of French paratroopers serving in the Algerian War is called to answer for actions they consider necessary, however immoral. Fearing another loss of French honor, they plot a coup that results in the return to power of Charles de Gaulle and the death of one of their own. With resonance to modern conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, The Praetorians further develops some of Larteguy's most persistent and pertinent themes: counterinsurgency, the ugly, morally conflicted nature of modern war, and the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between the experiences of soldiers and of the civilians they serve."--
A noble profession by Pierre Boulle( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Psykologisk spionhistorie fra den anden verdenskrig
Images of Spain by Xan Fielding( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Garden on the moon by Pierre Boulle( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and held by 17 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
Don Fernando; the story of Fernand Fournier-Aubry by Fernand Fournier-Aubry( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A hideous disguise by Xan Fielding( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Hide and seek, etc by Xan Fielding( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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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 Brits taalkundige (1918-1991)
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German (1)
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