Search Results: "James Holland"


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 >

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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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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

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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ANIMAL TAILS by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"A de-tail-ed look at an important adaptation across species. (Informational picture book 4-8)"
A fascinating up-close look at the many uses animals have for their tails. Read full book review >

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OTIS THE OWL by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"May inspire budding owl enthusiasts. (additional information, activities) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A photographic guide to a young barred owl's first few months of life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1995

"And that's not bad at all. (line drawings)"
Holland (One's Company, 1992, etc.) presents a collection of exemplary little essays in praise of a lot of her favorite things. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL IN BELLMINSTER by David Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2002

"The progressive revelation of Tuckworth's depths, together with a sympathetic feeling for the tensions of small-town life, compensate for the inevitable serial-killer clichés: an impressive debut."
Holland's first novel begins as unassumingly as its modest protagonist, Mr. Tuckworth, Vicar of 1830s Bellminster. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL AND THE SWORD by Cecelia Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A rousing good read, nevertheless, and a welcome addition to a quite considerable (and really rather underrated) body of work."
The legend of Roderick the Beardless—the ninth-century hero who was in fact a heroine—is given fictional form in Holland's lively and entertaining 23rd novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"Heroic polar firsts are a thing of the past, but going over these attempts still makes for an absorbing evening. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A trim, at times hypnotic, history of polar exploration. Read full book review >