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Holland, James 1970-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 272 publications in 4 languages and 8,393 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Military history  War stories  Personal narratives  Biography  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D756.5.B7, 823.92
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Publications about James Holland
Publications by James Holland
Most widely held works by James Holland
The Battle of Britain : five months that changed history, May-October 1940 by James Holland( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
"If Hitler fails to invade or destroy Britain, he has lost the war," Churchill said in the summer of 1940. He was right. The Battle of Britain was a crucial turning point in the history of the Second World War, and now, acclaimed British historian James Holland has written the definitive account of this battle based on extensive new research from around the world, including thousands of new interviews with people on both sides of the fighting
Italy's sorrow : a year of war, 1944-1945 by James Holland( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Although known as a land of beauty and for the richness of its culture, Italy's suffering in 1944-1945 is now largely forgotten. This is the first account of the conflict there to tell the story from all sides and to include the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. Offering extensive original research, it weaves together the drama and tragedy of that terrible year, including new perspectives and materialon some of the most debated episodes to have emerged from the Second World War
Dam busters : the true story of the inventors and airmen who led the devastating raid to smash the German dams in 1943 by James Holland( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
An account of the daring May 1943 mission to destroy three heavily defended German dams documents the ten-week race to create the necessary weapons and orchestrate a bombing raid that nearly cost the lives of its pilots
Fortress Malta : an island under siege, 1940-1943 by James Holland( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Describes the key role that the island of Malta played during World War II as the staging area for the largest amphibious invasion in history, detailing the events of the siege that marked a turning point in the war
The rise of Germany, 1939-1941 by James Holland( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
" In The Rise of Germany, the first of a major new three-part history of World War II in the West, he weaves together the experiences of dozens of individuals, from civilians and infantrymen, to line officers, military strategists, diplomats, and heads of state, as well as war strategy, tactics, and the economic, political, and social aspects of the war to create a captivating book that redefines and enhances our understanding of one of the most significant conflicts in history,"--Amazon.com
The Odin mission by James Holland( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 384 libraries worldwide
April 1940. Nazi Germany has invaded neutral Norway. Fleeing north are three officers of the King's Guard - men who have been entrusted by the Norwegian King to get leading scientist Hening Sandvold out of Oslo to safety. As Sergeant Jack Tanner and his comrades are pushed back from Lillehammer, they are stranded in the mountains, where they stumble across Sandvold and his protectors, and then a French patrol of alpine troops. Sandvold holds the key to a secret that could change the outcome of the entire war - but the odds are stacked against this ragtag group of soldiers and civilians making it to safety
Blood of honour by James Holland( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Crete, May 1941. There is trouble for Jack Tanner. In addition to the arrival of a new subaltern who seems determined to make life difficult, Tanner has offended a powerful local Cretan who has sworn to kill him. Then suddenly the Germans invade and British fortunes take another dive for the worse. Amidst the bitter fighting and subsequent evacuation of the island, Tanner finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of survival that will test his resolve more than ever before
Darkest hour by James Holland( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 353 libraries worldwide
May, 1940. Following his return from Norway and a short time on coast guard duty in Kent, Sergeant Jack Tanner finds himself in Belgium with the 1st Battalion of the Kings Own Yorkshire Rangers, under Captain Nick Barclay. Their task is to hold the bottom part of the British line along the River Escaut against a powerful German army.--Publisher
Together we stand : America, Britain and the forging of an alliance by James Holland( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Hellfire by James Holland( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
August, 1942. North Africa. The desert war hangs in the balance. Although their retreat has finally been halted, morale in the British Army is at rock bottom. When the commander of the Eighth Army, General Gott, is killed, it seems that foul play is at work. An impenetrable Axis spy circuit could be compromising any hope the Allies have of stemming the Nazi tide. Jack Tanner, recovering from wounds in a Cairo hospital, is astonished to receive a battlefield commission which will propel him into a very different world when he returns to action. Fit once more, he finds himself facing the full onslaught of Rommel's latest offensive. In its aftermath, Tanner and his trusty sidekick Sykes are recruited to work behind the Axis lines in a desperate attempt to take the fight to the Nazis. But the murky world of subterfuge, deceit and murder they find themselves in is a million miles away from the certainties of the battlefield and somehow they must discover who they can trust in the cat-and-mouse world of counter-espionage. Hellfire sees Tanner fighting his way through his most dangerous adventure yet - one that takes him from the dark backstreets of Cairo to the open Mediterranean and finally to one of the decisive clashes of the entire war - the Battle of Alamein
A pair of silver wings by James Holland( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Following his experiences over the skies of England in 1941, through the dark days of the Siege of Malta, to the partisan struggle in Italy, James Holland's novel is a story of friendship, love and the terrible legacy of war, but it is also a story about hope, redemption and healing the wounds from the past
The burning blue by James Holland( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Joss Lambert has always been a loner, constrained by a secret from his past, until he finds friendship and solace firstly with Guy Liddell, a friend from school, and then with Guy's family, who welcome him into their farmhouse home. Joss increasingly comes to depend upon the Liddells and treats Alvesdon Farm as the one place where he feels not only appreciated but also truly happy. The idyll cannot last. With war looming, Joss is forced to confront the past. He escapes through flying, becoming a fighter pilot in the RAF. But with the onset of war, even the Liddells's world is crumbling. As Joss is fighting for his life in the Battle of Britain, so he begins to fall madly in love with Stella - Guy's twin
Devil's pact by James Holland( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
July, 1943. With North Africa secured, the Allies launch an invasion of Sicily, and the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Rangers are in the van of the assault on the Italian beaches. But promotion to Company Commander has brought him fresh trouble for Jack Tanner
Burning blue : a sweeping novel of love, loss and war by James Holland( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Joss Lambert has always been a loner, constrained by a secret from his past, until he finds friendship and solace firstly with Guy Liddell, a friend from school, and then with Guy's family, who welcome him into their farmhouse home. Joss increasingly comes to depend upon the Liddells and treats Alvesdon Farm as the one place where he feels not only appreciated but also truly happy. But the idyll cannot last. With war looming, Joss is forced to confront the past. He escapes through flying, becoming a fighter pilot in the RAF. But with the onset of war, even the Liddell's world is crumbling
The War in the West : a new history by James Holland( Book )
9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
In this first of a three-volume history of WWII in Western Europe and the Mediterranean, British historian Holland ("The Dam Busters" discusses the major battles, events, and factors important to the first two years of conflict in Western Europe. Relying on archival research, extensive secondary sources, and personal memoirs, Holland nimbly weaves the complex military, diplomatic, political, economic, and social patterns that marked the conflict on a global scale. He organizes the book by the major military events of the early war period: the road to war, the fall of France, the Battle of Britain, and the war at sea and operations around the Mediterranean. Impressively for so weighty a subject, Holland keeps the reader engaged by showing the major events through the eyes of the participants; at the strategic level with politicians and generals; and at the tactical level with common soldiers and civilians. Though it would have been easy to fill the book with descriptions of combat, Holland balances those with such critical topics as political relations, economics, and the role of technology. Holland has produced a worthy history that both general readers and WWII enthusiasts can enjoy
Twenty-one : coming of age in the Second World War by James Holland( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
"During the Second World War, many of those who answered their country's call to arms found their lives changed beyond recognition. The majority were young men - and women - on the cusp of adulthood, who found themselves in corners of the globe that they had never heard of, much less ever dreamt of travelling to, fighting in battles more brutal and terrifying than they could ever have imagined. Many did not return, and those who did found that much had changed after long years of war - themselves included. The return to civilian life was often far from easy." "Now, more than sixty years on, this remarkable generation is fading. Most are now over eighty, and around the world more than two thousand veterans of the war are passing away every day." "Author James Holland recounts the real-life stories of twenty-one men and women from around the world who came of age in the most devastating war the world has ever known." "From the jungles of Burma to the D-Day beaches, from submarines and sailors to fighter pilots, infantrymen, tank drivers, spies, Special Forces and prisoners of war, these twenty-one stories from the cusp of adulthood are an account of a remarkable generation."--Jacket
Dunkirk by James Holland( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Private Johnny Hawke, aged sixteen, lies about his age so that he can join the army. In 1940 he faces artillery fire at Dunkirk Johnny's platoon must help hold the town of Cassel for as long as possible to allow the British Expeditionary Force to reach Dunkirk where boats are waiting to take them to safety in Britain. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
Together we stand : turning the tide in the West: North Africa 1942-1943 by James Holland( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Dam busters : the race to smash the dams, 1943 by James Holland( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
This book uses new research and perspectives to provide a fresh account of the 1943 bombing raid on three major dams in Germany
Dam busters : the true story of the legendary raid on the Ruhr by James Holland( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb special cylindrical bomb strapped underneath them. Their mission: to destroy the German dams, symbols of German engineering and identity, and which provide the lifeblood of the Third Reich's industrial heartland. --P. [4] of cover
 
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Alternative Names
James Holland British writer and broadcaster
Джеймс Холлэнд
Languages
English (154)
Swedish (9)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
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