Search Results: "James Holland"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE HOLLAND by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Austere and quirky, with lots of room for conversations. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A serial thief faces his choice of consequence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 2008

"Less engaging than Rick Atkinson's The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (2007), but still of much value to WWII buffs and generalists."
A comprehensive, anecdotal survey of the Italian campaign, with the sweep and cast of characters of a Darryl F. Zanuck epic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Few historians deny that the destruction of the dams gave an immense boost to British morale and inflicted costly damage to the Nazis, and Holland offers a definitive, nuts-and-bolts history."
In May 1943, 19 British heavy bombers flew a dangerous, nighttime mission at treetop level to attack three German dams. It succeeded, and British historian Holland (The Battle of Britain: Five Months that Changed History, 2011) delivers an extremely detailed but never dull account of its tortuous history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2006

"A British rejoinder and worthy complement to Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn (2002)."
Vigorous account of the war in the North African desert, in which, perhaps improbably, the Allies emerged victorious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALLIES STRIKE BACK, 1941-1943 by James Holland
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Although it fills no great need, this is an expert, anecdote-filled, thoroughly entertaining if heavily British-oriented history of the war's middle years."
A thick, sturdy history of World War II, beginning in 1941, the second in the author's War in the West trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RISE OF GERMANY, 1939-1941 by James Holland
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sturdy, readable resource that regards the Blitzkrieg as no magical matter."
A lively study of the first part of World War II that moves along operational and tactical lines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"A painstakingly detailed history of the battle that exposed the myth of Nazi invincibility."
Jam-packed account of the moment in 1940 when Britain stood alone against the Nazi menace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

C.L.R. JAMES by Kent Worcester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGCLR James emerges from this engaging book as a man who lived his life fully and whose work is worthy of further study, and Worcester has done much to rescue his subject from oblivion."
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer and activist Cyril Lionel Robert James (190189) was at the center of many political and literary movements in his time, he is little known today. ``By the 1960s,'' Worcester observes, ``he was an elder radical statesperson on several continents, famous for his writing and historical impact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES DEAN by Val Holley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A biography by the numbers that never quite adds up. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of this quotidian, excessively anecdotal life of James Dean has done a lot of research, but too rarely does he conjoin it with any real understanding. Read full book review >