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Toland, John

Works: 149 works in 930 publications in 11 languages and 30,583 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Domestic fiction  Military history  Juvenile works  Interviews  Television interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Toland
The rising sun; the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 by John Toland( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive account of the military and political events that led to Pearl Harbor, the war in the Pacific, and Japan's defeat; based on interviews with participants, and told from a Japanese point of view
The last 100 days by John Toland( Book )

60 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 3,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basing his report on hundreds of interviews with eyewitnesses from 21 countries and on several thousand primary sources, the author relats the military and diplomatic strategy that defeated Nazism and Fascism at the close of World War II. Within the 100 days Rossevelt, Mussolini, and Hitler died. Mr Toland describes them as well as such military leaders as Patton, Montgomery, and Heinrici
Infamy : Pearl Harbor and its aftermath by John Toland( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the military, political, and historical remifications of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, examining the unpreparedness of the United States, the cover-up following the disaster, and other important aspects of the attack and its effects
No man's land : 1918, the last year of the Great War by John Toland( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the last year of World War I using eyewitness accounts, memoirs, diaries, and other contemporary accounts
Battle : the story of the Bulge by John Toland( Book )

77 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grades 6-8
In mortal combat : Korea, 1950-1953 by John Toland( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of America's first limited war, drawn from the author's personal interviews and travels
But not in shame; the six months after Pearl Harbor by John Toland( Book )

47 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative recapturing the events during the period of time immediately following the catastrophe at Pearl Harbor, recalling the many acts of bravery and momentous decision as well as the mistakes of that time
Gods of war by John Toland( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rivalry of World War II strains the close bond between the American McGlynns family and the Japanese Todas family
Hitler, the pictorial documentary of his life by John Toland( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Occupation by John Toland( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story set in the postwar years following the unconditional surrender of Japan to the Allies. Centered around two families, one American and one Japanese. Portraying both the United States and Japanese points of view. Explores rebuilding of a nation from war
The Dillinger days by John Toland( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also includes material on "Baby Face Nelson. Ma Barker and her boys. Machine Gun Kelly. Bonnie and Clyde. Pretty Boy Floyd."
The great dirigibles; their triumphs and disasters by John Toland( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the eighty-year history of dirigibles, from the American airships the Shenandoah, the Macon, and the Akron, to the German Hindenburg, and includes the disasters and triumphs of builders and aeronauts such as Dr. Solomon Andrews, the Brazilian Santos-Dumont, Count Ferdinand Zeppelin, the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen, and the Italian Nobile
The Battle of the Bulge by John Toland( Book )

10 editions published between 1959 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Toland's first work of military history, recounts the saga of beleaguered American troops as they resisted Hitler's deadly counteroffensive in World War II's Battle of the Bulge and turned it into an Allied victory. It is a gripping work, painstakingly researched and imbued with such vivid detail that listeners will feel as though they themselves witnessed these events. This is a book not to be missed by anyone interested in this tumultuous era of our world's
Ships in the sky : the story of the great dirigibles by John Toland( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No man's land : the story of 1918 by John Toland( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II with Walter Cronkite by Walter Cronkite( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Cronkite gives his own fascinating perspective on the war using his experience as a war correspondent in Europe
The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 by John Toland( Recording )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author's words, "a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, told as it happened--muddled, ennobling, disgraceful, frustrating, full of paradox." In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in the war in the Pacific, Toland crafts a riveting and unbiased narrative history
The last 100 days : the tumultuous and controversial story of the final days of World War II in Europe by John Toland( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic countdown of the final months of World War II in Europe, The Last 100 Days brings to life the waning power and the ultimate submission of the Third Reich. To reconstruct the tumultuous hundred days between Yalta and the fall of Berlin, John Toland traveled more than 100,000 miles in twenty-one countries and interviewed more than six hundred people--from Hitler's personal chauffeur to Generals von Manteuffel, Wenck, and Heinrici; from underground leaders to diplomats; from top Allied field commanders to brave young GIs. Toland adeptly wove together these interviews using research from thousands of primary sources. When it was first published, The Last 100 Days made history, revealing after-action reports, staff journals, and top-secret messages and personal documents previously unavailable to historians. Since that time it has come to be regarded as one of the greatest historical narratives of the twentieth century
Adolf Hitler : the definitive biography by John Toland( )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national bestseller with more than 370,000 copies in print, this is "the first book that anyone who wants to learn about Hitler or the war in Europe must read" (Newsweek). Based on previously unpublished documents, diaries, notes, photographs, and dramatic interviews with Hitler's colleagues and associates, this is the definitive biography of one of the most despised yet fascinating figures of the twentieth century
Captured by history : one man's vision of our tumultuous century by John Toland( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by History is an autobiography like none other in recent years, for few historians have interviewed as many men and women who helped shape the most momentous events of our century than John Toland. Here, for the first time, Toland reveals how he found these key players and how he persuaded them to talk to him.From disgraced Japanese generals to the German doctor who nearly succeeded in assassinating Hitler, Toland's sources are remarkable for what they reveal about their subjects. It was Toland's ability to listen, more than anything else, that persuaded those he interviewed to divulge secrets and stories they would tell no one else. Toland's unorthodox approach to history came from his early desire to be a playwright. Even before graduating from Williams College during the depths of the Depression, Toland spent his summers hitchhiking and riding the rails as a hobo. He lived and worked with other bindle stiffs, learning their lingo and ways. He served five short jail sentences for riding freights and trespassing. His experiences and the characters he met encouraged Toland to write plays and early novels (unsuccessfully) until 1957, when he published his first book, Ships in the Sky.His work in the next four decades was nothing short of extraordinary, for Toland found that he saw history as a play, with narrative structure and drama, not as a dry series of dates and names.The result was a series of landmark works such as Infamy, the Rising Sun, which won him the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1970 and reflected his ability, with the help of his Japanese wife, to open doors normally closed to Westerners in Japan; In Mortal Combat; The Last 100 Days; and his best-selling biography of Adolf Hitler.Captured by History is not only the summation of a lifetime of groundbreaking works, but the story of a man who through his historical investigations became a witness to many of the most catastrophic events of the twentieth century. A self-effacing man in person, Toland nonetheless comes across as having had a life as fascinating as the lives of the many historical figures he has interviewed. Written by one of our last witnesses to the terrible and deracinating conflicts that split the world asunder at mid-century, Captured by History is an astonishing personal story of a hugely inquisitive man who became a historian not by accident or design, but by fate; a man who succeeded in chronicling the most tumultuous events of our century
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The rising sun; the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945
Alternative Names
Ioannes Toland

John Toland amerikansk författare och historiker

John Toland amerikansk skribent og historikar

John Toland amerikansk skribent og historiker

John Toland écrivain américain

John Toland escriptor estatunidenc

John Toland escritor estadounidense

John Toland historicus

John Toland US-amerikanischer Historiker und Schriftsteller

John Toland yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

John Willard Toland

Ṭoland, G'

Ţoland, G' 1912-2004

Toland, John

Toland, John Willard.

Toland, John Willard 1912-2004

Tolands, Džons 1912-2004

Tūlānd, Ǧān 1912-2004

Tūland, Jān

Джон Толанд американский историк, биограф Гитлера

טולאנד, ג׳

טולאנד, ג׳ סופר אמריקאי

טולאנד, ג'והן

탁난, 약한 1912-2004

탁란, 약한 1912-2004

톨랜드, 존 1912-2004

퉈란, 웨한 1912-2004


トーランド, ジョン

托兰, 约翰

托兰, 约翰 1912-2004




English (389)

German (19)

Dutch (18)

Japanese (16)

Chinese (16)

Spanish (7)

French (3)

Polish (3)

Vietnamese (2)

Italian (2)

Czech (1)

The last 100 daysInfamy : Pearl Harbor and its aftermathNo man's land : 1918, the last year of the Great WarBattle : the story of the BulgeIn mortal combat : Korea, 1950-1953The Dillinger daysThe great dirigibles; their triumphs and disastersThe Battle of the BulgeCaptured by history : one man's vision of our tumultuous century