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Kershaw, Alex

Overview
Works: 74 works in 278 publications in 5 languages and 17,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Nature stories  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 940.5451
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Publications about Alex Kershaw
Publications by Alex Kershaw
Most widely held works about Alex Kershaw
 
Most widely held works by Alex Kershaw
The Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice by Alex Kershaw( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,510 libraries worldwide
An account based on interviews, letters, and diaries traces the stories of twenty-one young men from Bedford, Virginia, who died on D-Day, noting how their lives and deaths continue to impact their families and their community
Escape from the deep : the epic story of a legendary submarine and her courageous crew by Alex Kershaw( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members and their capture by the Japanese, followed by months of brutal captivity
Jack London : a life by Jack London( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
Jack London's life was as dramatic as any of the stories he created. Raised in poverty as an illegitimate child, he dropped out of school to support his mother, working in mind-deadening jobs that would foster a lifelong interest in socialism. Brilliant and self-taught, he haunted California's waterside bars, brawling with drunken sailors and learning about love from prostitutes. His lust for adventure took him from the beaches of Hawaii to the gold fields of Alaska, where he experienced firsthand the struggles for survival he would later immortalize in classics like White Fang and The Call of the Wild. A hard-drinking womanizer with children to support, Jack London was no stranger to passion when he met and married Charmian Kittredge, the love of his life. This is the rare biography that proves the truth can be more fascinating--and a far greater adventure--than fiction.--From publisher description
The Liberator : One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,421 libraries worldwide
The true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War. The battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over five hundred days to liberate Europe; from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau
Escape from the deep by Alex Kershaw( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members and their capture by the Japanese, followed by months of brutal captivity
The longest winter : the Battle of the Bulge and the epic story of WWII's most decorated platoon by Alex Kershaw( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,363 libraries worldwide
Overview: "It was a cold December morning in 1944, deep in the Ardennes forest of Belgium. Eighteen men of a small intelligence platoon commanded by twenty-year-old lieutenant Lyle Bouck were huddled in their foxholes, desperately trying to keep warm. Suddenly the early morning silence was broken by the roar of a huge artillery bombardment. Hitler had launched his bold and risky offensive against the Allies - his "last gamble" - and the American platoon was facing the main thrust of the entire German assault." "Vastly outnumbered, the platoon repulsed three German assaults in a fierce day-long battle to defend a strategically vital hill. Only when Bouck's men had run out of ammunition did they surrender." "But their long winter was just beginning." As POWs, Bouck's platoon experienced an ordeal far worse than combat - surviving in captivity with trigger-happy German guards, Allied bombing raids, and a starvation diet. While hundreds of other captured Americans in German POW camps were either killed or died of disease, the men of Bouck's platoon miraculously survived - all of them - and returned home after the war. More than thirty years later, when President Carter recognized the unit's "extraordinary heroism" and the U.S. Army approved combat medals for all eighteen men, they became America's most decorated platoon of World War II
The few : the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain by Alex Kershaw( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
The never-before-told story of the American pilots--idealists, adventurers, romantics--who joined the RAF before America entered the war and helped save Britain in its darkest hour. Eight young Americans joined Britain's Royal Air Force, defying their country's neutrality laws and risking their U.S. citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots in the summer of 1940--over a year before America entered the war. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became "knights of the air" and with minimal training but plenty of guts, they dueled the skilled and fearsome pilots of Germany's Luftwaffe. By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Winston Churchill once said of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." These daring Americans were the few among the "few."--From publisher description
The envoy : the epic rescue of the last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War II by Alex Kershaw( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
The epic and heroic story of how Raoul Wallenberg out-dueled Adolph Eichmann and saved more than 100,000 Jews in Budapest from the Nazi death camps
Blood and champagne : the life and times of Robert Capa by Alex Kershaw( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Finnish and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Robert Capa, one of the finest photojournalists of the twentieth century, covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War to the beginnings of Vietnam. He risked his life again and again, and he created some of the most enduring images ever made with a camera. Born in Budapest as André Friedmann, Capa fled political repression and anti-Semitism as a teenager by escaping to Berlin, where he first picked up a Leica and then witnessed the rise of Hitler. By the time his images of D-Day appeared in Life Magazine, he had become a legend, the first photographer to make his calling appear glamorous and sexy. In 1947, after a decade covering war, he founded a cooperative agency, Magnum, which remains the most prestigious agency of its kind. By the time he died, he had become a colleague and confidant to writers Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck, and Ernest Hemingway and director John Huston, and a seducer of several of his era's most alluring icons, including Ingrid Bergman. From Budapest in the twenties to Paris in the thirties, from post-war Hollywood to Stalin's Russia, and from New York in the fifties to Indochina, Blood and champagne is an extensive account of Capa's life and times. Based on extensive interviews with Capa's friends and contemporaries, as well as FBI and Soviet files and other previously unpublished materials, Alex Kershaw's biography is as compelling as its charismatic subject
Escape from the deep an epic story of courage and survival during World War II by Alex Kershaw( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members and their capture by the Japanese, followed by months of brutal captivity
The longest winter : the Battle of the Bulge and the epic story of WWII's most decorated platoon by Alex Kershaw( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 387 libraries worldwide
"On the morning of December 16, 1944, eighteen men of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance platoon attached to the 99th Infantry Division found themselves directly in the path of the main thrust of Hitler's massive Ardennes offensive. Despite being vastly outnumbered, they were told to hold their position "at all costs." Throughout the day, the platoon repulsed three large German assaults in a fierce day-long battle, killing hundreds of German soldiers. Only when they had run out of ammunition did they surrender to the enemy. But their long winter was just beginning"--Amazon
The envoy [the epic rescue of the last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War II] by Alex Kershaw( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
The epic and heroic story of how Raoul Wallenberg out-dueled Adolph Eichmann and saved more than 100,000 Jews in Budapest from the Nazi death camps
The Bedford boys by Alex Kershaw( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
The Bedford boys is the astonishing true story of twenty-one young men who were killed during the first horrifying minutes of D-Day and the friends and families they left behind in the small town of Bedford. Twenty-one sons killed, no other town in America suffered a greater loss in one day. It is an unforgettable story of triumph, courage, and tragedy based on extensive interviews with survivors and relatives as well as diaries and letters. Alex Kershaw's remarkable book brings to vivid, heartbreaking life the hitherto untold story of one small American town, their sons, and the brutal, bloody war that deprived them of their futures
To save a people by Alex Kershaw( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Kershaw writes the first full biography of one of the most remarkable men to have outwitted Hitler - Raoul Wallenberg, the young Swedish diplomat who almost single-handedly saved the lives of countless Hungarian Jews, at unimaginable risk and great cost to himself
The few [the American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain] by Alex Kershaw( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
The dramatic story of American pilots who defied their own country's neutrality in 1940 and joined Britain's Royal Air Force to combat Hitler
The few : July-October 1940 by Alex Kershaw( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
The call of the wild and selected stories by Jack London( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Presents six wilderness stories by American novelist Jack London, including the title work which tells of the adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, who is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack
The longest winter the Battle of the Bulge and the epic story of World War II's most decorated platoon by Alex Kershaw( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
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The few : the American "Knights of the Air" who risked everything to save Britain in the summer of 1940 by Alex Kershaw( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
The never-before-told story of the American pilots-idealists, adventurers, romantics-who joined the RAF before America entered the war and helped save Britain in its darkest hour
The few the American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain by Alex Kershaw( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
The dramatic story of American pilots who defied their own country's neutrality in 1940 and joined Britain's Royal Air Force to combat Hitler
 
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Alternative Names
קרשו, אלכס
カーショウ, アレックス
Languages
English (172)
Polish (2)
Dutch (2)
Finnish (1)
Russian (1)
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