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Holland, James 1970-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 214 publications in 3 languages and 7,615 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  War stories  Military history  Personal narratives  Biography 
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 )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
"If Hitler fails to invade or destroy Britain, he has lost the war," Churchill said in the summer of 194o. 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
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 657 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 631 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
Italy's sorrow : a year of war, 1944-1945 by James Holland( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 575 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
The Odin mission by James Holland( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 403 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
Darkest hour by James Holland( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 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
Blood of honour by James Holland( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 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
Together we stand : America, Britain and the forging of an alliance by James Holland( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Hellfire by James Holland( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 libraries worldwide
August, 1942. North Africa. The desert war hangs in the balance. Although the British Army's retreat has finally been halted, their moral is at rock bottom. When the commander of the Eighth Army, General Gott, is killed, it seems that foul play is at work. Jack Tanner, recovering from his wounds in a Cairo hospital, is astonished to receive a battlefield commission. Fit once more, he finds himself facing the full onslaught of Rommel's last offensive. HELLFIRE sees Tanner fighting his way through the most dangerous adventure yet, taking him 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 Undetermined and held by 313 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 )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 309 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
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 229 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
Devil's pact by James Holland( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 198 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
Together we stand : turning the tide in the West: North Africa 1942-1943 by James Holland( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Twenty-one : coming of age in the Second World War by James Holland( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 162 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
Italy's sorrow : a year of war 1944-45 by James Holland( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
James Holland's ground-breaking account expertly documents the German advance to the stalemate of the Gothic line and a segment of Italian history that has been largely neglected. The war in Italy was the most destructive campaign in the west as the Allies and Germans fought a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict up the mountainous leg of Italy during the last twelve months of the Second World War. While the Allies and Germans were slogging it out through the mountains, the Italians were fighting their own battles, one where Partisans and Fascists were pitted against each other in a bloody civil war.Around them, civilians tried to live through the carnage, terror and anarchy while, in the wake of the Allied advance, beleaguered and impoverished Italians were forced to pick their way through the ruins of their homes and country and often forced into making terrible and heart-rending decisions in order to survive
Dunkirk by James Holland( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 143 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
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 135 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 133 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
Untitled by James Holland( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
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. Tanner is beginning to see a new type of war, in which the rule books are seemingly thrown away
 
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Alternative Names
James Holland British writer and broadcaster
Languages
English (128)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
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