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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >