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Lewis, Jon E. 1961-

Works: 226 works in 536 publications in 1 language and 13,085 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: D756.5.N6, B
Publication Timeline
Publications about Jon E Lewis
Publications by Jon E Lewis
Most widely held works by Jon E Lewis
The Mammoth book of true war stories ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
The mammoth book of the West by Jon E Lewis( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
The story of the American West is one of the great epics of mankind. This exhilarating account is at once a complete, anecdotal history and a compendium of Western lore
Bruce Lee by Jon E Lewis( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the career and early death of the kung fu instructor who became a world-wide legend as the star of the some of the greatest martial arts movies ever made
Eye-witness D-day : the story of the battle by those who were there ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
The mammoth book of war diaries and letters : life on the battlefield in the words of the ordinary soldier, 1775-1991 ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
A poignant collection of the private thoughts, secret fears, & eyewitness accounts of soldiers under enemy fire. Vivid, moving, truthful, the letters & diaries selected for this volume by this historian afford intimate glimpses into the souls of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Written from the battlefield, often from the front lines, the firsthand descriptions of military combat by common soldiers & junior officers lend to these never-before-published accounts a rawness of emotion & an immediacy that never make their way into history books. In its uniquely personal perspectives on military engagements ranging in time from the American Revolution & Napoleonic Wars through two world wars & the Vietnam conflict, this engrossing collection of testimony illuminates, too, the evolution of modern warfare. Whether written by an infantryman in the trenches of World War I or in camp by a relative Rommell or Napoleon, the personal eyewitness accounts in this remarkable book make poignantly intimate the military experience & the hell that is war
Jim Morrison by Jon E Lewis( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
A brief biography of the legendary "Doors" singer known for his fast-paced and excessive lifestyle
A documentary history of human rights : a record of the events, documents, and speeches that shaped our world ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
"Drawn from great speeches, constitutional documents, philosophy, private letters and diaries, religious works, and histories, the 300 extracts in this collection mark defining moments in the progress of humankind through four millennia on its path to political, religious, and intellectual freedom. This volume affirms human achievement on every page. Among its many and diverse voices are Anne Frank, Plato, Lillian Hellman, William Wordsworth, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Tom Paine, Sir Walter Raleigh, Demosthenes, Florence Nightingale, Winston Churchill, St. Francis, and Jesus. Their words find the sense in the variable course of human events, and their truths survive the vicissitudes of history. Arranged chronologically, the documents present centuries of truths that have set men and women free. Among the anthology's highlights are the last speech of Socrates, on his condemnation to death in 399 B.C; Nelson Mandela's 1964 speech from the dock; Emile Zola's "J'accuse," Peter Millar on the tearing down of the Berlin Wall; Thomas Paine's "The Rights of Man"; Mary Wollstonecraft's "Vindication of the Rights of Women"; former slave Frederick Douglass's open letter to his former master; Lion Feuchtwanger's letter to X, on the Nazi confiscation of his house; and Abelard writing to Heloise on eternal love."--Publisher's description
The mammoth book of Native Americans by Jon E Lewis( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Native Americans make up less than one per cent of the total US population but represent half the nation's languages and cultures. Here, in one grand sweep, is the full story of Native American society, culture and religion. Here is everything from the land-based spirituality of their early creation myths and the late rise of Indian Pride, to the 88 uses to which the Sioux put the flesh and bones of the buffalo and the practice of berdache (men adopted as women). The book offers a chronological history of America's indigenous peoples. It covers their dramatic early entry into North America, o
The godfather by Jon E Lewis( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
"Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972) marked a transition in American filmmaking, and its success as a work of art, as a creative property exploited by its studio, Paramount Pictures, as a model for aspiring filmmakers - changed Hollywood forever. Jon Lewis's study of the film looks at the significance of The Godfather in Hollywood's dramatic box-office turnaround in the 1970s and offers a critical and historical discussion of The Godfather's place within the crime and gangster film genre. Lewis focuses on the film as a commercial as well as an artistic landmark of American auteur cinema, as a singularly important film in Hollywood studio history and as a brilliant reworked modern genre picture that at once adopts and adapts the gangster film."--
The permanent book of the 20th century : eye-witness accounts of the moments that shaped our century ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
First-hand accounts of events from Queen Victoria's furneral to Nelson Mandella's election
The Mammoth book of the western : an anthology of classic stories of the American Frontier ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat", Bret Harte/"The Way West", Mark Twain/"The Caballero's Way", O. Henry/"The Blue Hotel", Stephen Crane/"On the Divide", Willa Cather/"Bad Penny", B.M. Bower/"All Gold Canyon", Jack London/"The Last Thunder Song", John G. Neihardt/"The Bird in the Bush", Eugene Manlove Rhodes/"The Honk-Honk Breed", Stewart Edward White/'The Ranger", Zane Grey/"Wine on the Desert", Max Brand/"At the Sign of the Last Chance", Owen Wister/"Early Americana", Conrad Richter/"When You Carry the Star", Ernest Haycox/"The Young Warrior", Oliver La Farge/"Command", James Warner Bellah/"Burn Him Out", Frank Bonham/"A Man Called Horse", Dorothy M. Johnson/"Great Medicine", Steve Frazee/"The Tall T", Elmore Leonard/"Emmet Dutrow", Jack Schaefer/"Blood on the Sun", Thomas Thompson/"Soldier Blue", T.V Olsen/"Beecher Island", Wayne D. Overholser/"Desert Command", Elmer Kelton/"The Bandit", Loren D. Estleman
The mammoth book of eye-witness history ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Records the outstanding events of human history in the words of those who saw them. Compiled from memoirs, diaries, letters, journalistic reports and other first-hand evidence
The Mammoth book of elite forces ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
The life and times of Muhammad Ali by Jon E Lewis( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
A biography of the flamboyant fighter who loved media attention, and, as Cassius Clay, was the first boxer to win the world heavyweight championship three times
The mammoth book of pirates ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
The mammoth book of eyewitness Everest ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Offers thirty-two firsthand accounts of the experience of climbing Everest from contributors including George Mallory, Tenzing Norgay, Reinhold Messner, and Maria Coffey
Voices from the Holocaust by Jon E Lewis( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
"First-hand accounts of the Holocaust from Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials The testament to a tragedy. Voices from The Holocaust follows the whole history of the 'Shoah' from Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremburg trials, but of course the exterminations and death camps of 'The Final Solution' take centre stage
The mammoth book of journalism by Jon E Lewis( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
"101 masterpieces from the finest writers and reporters, including Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Martha Gellhorn, Winston Churchill Relman Morin, John Simpson and many more."
London : the autobiography : 2,000 years of the capital's history by those who saw it happen ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Voices from D-Day : eyewitness accounts from the Battles of Normandy by Jon E Lewis( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary and compelling story of the 6th of June, 1944, Operation Overlord and the Battle for Normandy is told here through first-hand testimonies from civilians and soldiers on both sides. It features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with frontline reports by some of the world's finest authors and war correspondents, including Ernest Hemingway and Alan Melville. Highlights of this unique collection include the break-out from Omaha beach as told by the GI who led it, a French housewife's story of what it was like to wake up to the invasion, German soldiers' accounts of finding themselves facing the biggest seaborne invasion in history, a view from the command post by a member of Eisenhower's staff, combat reports, diaries and letters of British veterans of all forces and services, and accounts of the follow-up battle for Normandy, one of the bloodiest struggles of the war. The Allied armada involved over 5,000 craft, which had by the end of 'the longest day' succeeded in landing 156,000 men, and in breaching Hitler's much vaunted defensive wall. Dramatic and historic though the events of D-Day were, they were but the opening shots of a much larger and equally remarkable battle - the battle for Normandy. It took the Allies ten weeks of bloody fighting to get out of Normandy, during which the infantry casualty rate rivalled that of the Western Front in the First World War. This book is the story of that fateful day, the preparations which led up to it, and the ten weeks of fighting in Normandy which followed it, told by the men and women who were there, who witnessed it at first hand. It is compiled from interviews with scores of veterans, from diaries, memoirs and letters. Occasionally, exact chronology has been sacrificed in the interests of communicating better the experience of Normandy, for above all this is a book about how the invasion looked and felt to those who were there. It is often brutally honest, far removed from the comfortable romantic version of D-Day and the battle for Normandy. (For example, there are accounts here of crimes committed against German POWs by Allied soldiers.)
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controlled identity Lewis-Stempel, John

Lewis, Jon E.
Lewis-Stempel, John
ルイス, ジョン・E
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