Most widely held works about Max Hastings
Most widely held works by Max Hastings
The Korean War by Max Hastings ( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 2,640 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the Korean War with over 200 interviews of veterans, including the Chinese.
Overlord : D-Day and the battle for Normandy by Max Hastings ( Book )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 2,500 libraries worldwide
Describes the military effort by which the Allies regained the continent of Europe in World War II.
Armageddon : the battle for Germany, 1944-45 by Max Hastings ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,132 libraries worldwide
This is the story of the last eight months of World War II in Europe. In September 1944, the Allies expected that the war would be over by Christmas. But the disastrous Allied landing in Holland, American setbacks on the German border, together with the bitter Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered that timetable. Hastings tells the story of both the Eastern and Western Fronts, and paints a portrait of the Red Army's onslaught on Hitler's empire. He raises provocative questions: Were the Western Allied cause and campaign compromised by a desire to get the Soviets to do most of the fighting? Why were the Russians and Germans more effective soldiers than the Americans and British? Why did the bombing of Germany's cities continue until the last weeks of the war, when it could no longer influence the outcome? --From publisher description.
Victory in Europe : D-day to V-E day by Max Hastings ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 2,122 libraries worldwide
Recounts the momentous events that occurred in Europe between D-Day in 1944 and V-E Day in 1945.
The battle for the Falklands by Max Hastings ( Book )
30 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,008 libraries worldwide
Two British journalists, one direct from the front, and the other from London and Washington, report on the Falklands war as it happened from the invasion to the ceasefire.
Retribution : the battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,807 libraries worldwide
Max Hastings provides in this book a chronicle of the horrific final year of the Pacific war. By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan's defeat was inevitable, but how the victory would be achieved remained to be seen. Hastings gives us incisive portraits of the key figures--MacArthur, Nimitz, Mountbatten, Chiang Kai-shek, Mao, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. But he is equally adept in his portrayals of the ordinary soldiers and sailors--American, British, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese--caught in some of the war's bloodiest campaigns. Hastings discusses Japan's war against China--now all but forgotten in the West, MacArthur's follies in the Philippines, the Marines at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and the Soviet blitzkrieg in Manchuria. He analyzes the decision-making process that led to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki--which, he convincingly argues, ultimately saved lives. Finally, he delves into the Japanese wartime mind-set, which caused an otherwise civilized society to carry out atrocities that haunt the nation to this day.--From publisher description.
Bomber command by Max Hastings ( Book )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of the Second World War. More than 56,000 British and Commonwealth aircrew and 600,000 Germans died in the course of the RAF's attempt to win the war by bombing. The struggle began in 1939 with a few score primitive Whitleys, Hampdens and Wellingtons, and ended six years later with 1,600 Lancasters, Halifaxes and Mosquitoes razing whole cities in a single night.
The Oxford book of military anecdotes ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
"Max Hastings has assembled a collection of anecdotes which illuminate the condition of the soldier through the ages, in barracks and on the battlefield. The selection embraces both the tragic and the comic, finding room for eccentrics as well as heroes, rankers and generals. Extending from biblical times to conflicts of today, it presents an absorbing record of the glories and tribulations of military life."--BOOK JACKET.
Winston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945 by Max Hastings ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Churchill got many little things wrong, but he was right, crucially so, on major points of Allied strategy. When the Americans joined the war, they were hot to invade France. Churchill dissuaded Roosevelt from mounting what, in 1942 or 1943, would have been a suicide mission, and redirected Allied attention to North Africa and Italy. The Mediterranean campaign bore mixed results, but Churchill's instincts were correct. There is a poignant ambiguity about Hastings's title; after 1943, the conflict was anything but Winston's war. For a time, Churchill alone had embodied the West's hopes; but as the war turned in the Allies' favor, he was shunted aside. Roosevelt ignored his advice, and, to Churchill's horror, signed off on Stalin's subjugation of Eastern Europe. In these last years, we see a much diminished war leader. Churchill deserves our admiration; first, however, as Hastings wisely insists, "history must take Churchill as a whole."--From publisher description.
Warriors : portraits from the battlefield by Max Hastings ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Assessing the experiences of thirteen soldiers, airmen, and sailors, a military historian explores what it meant to be a warrior during the wars of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examining their triumphs, tragedies, and motivations.
Das Reich : the march of the 2nd SS Panzer Division through France by Max Hastings ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Barricades in Belfast; the fight for civil rights in Northern Ireland by Max Hastings ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Yoni, hero of Entebbe by Max Hastings ( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in English and Hebrew and held by 465 libraries worldwide
The fire this time; America's year of crisis by Max Hastings ( Book )
7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Nemesis : the battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Going to the wars by Max Hastings ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
"Going to the Wars is the story of a self-confessed coward: a writer with heroic ambitions who found himself recording the doings of heroes when he understood that he did not have what it took to be a hero himself. It should be an inspiration to faint-hearted adventurers everywhere."--BOOK JACKET.
Finest years : Churchill as warlord 1940-45 by Max Hastings ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
"Winston Churchill was the greatest war leader Britain ever had. In 1940 the nation rallied behind him in an extraordinary fashion. But thereafter, argues Max Hastings, there was a deep divide between what Churchill wanted from the British people and their army, and what they were capable of delivering. Himself a hero, he expected others to show themselves heroes also, and was often disappointed. It is little understood how low his popularity fell in 1942, amid an unbroken succession of battlefield defeats. Some of his closest colleagues joined a clamour for him to abandon his role directing the war machine, as Minister of Defence." "Hastings paints an image of the prime minister in triumph and tragedy, and identifies many neglected issues. He describes the 'second Dunkirk' in 1940, when Churchill's impulsiveness threatened to lose Britain almost as many troops in north-west France as had been saved from the beaches; his wooing of the Americans, when most of his countrymen resented and disliked them; and struggles with the Russians. To the dismay and embarrassment of ministers and generals, the Soviet Union became vastly popular with the British public, who contrasted the Red Army's achievements with their own army's failures. British wartime unity was increasingly tarnished by workers' unrest, with many strikes in mines and key industries.".
Das Reich : resistance and the march of the 2nd SS Panzer Division through France, June 1944 by Max Hastings ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Editor : an inside story of newspapers by Max Hastings ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Warriors : extraordinary tales from the battlefield by Max Hastings ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Anecdotes Armed Forces Audiobooks Biography Britain, Battle of (Great Britain : 1940) Churchill, Winston,--1874-1965 Combat Entebbe Airport Raid (1976) Europe Falkland Islands War (1982) Fishing France France--Normandy Generals German Occupation of France (1940-1945) Germany Great Britain Great Britain.--Royal Air Force.--Bomber Command Hastings, Macdonald Hastings, Max Hastings family History Hunting Israel Japan Korean War (1950-1953) Military art and science Military campaigns Military historians Military history Military history, Modern Military leadership Netanyahu, Yonatan,--1946-1976 Newspaper editors Northern Ireland Operation Overlord Pacific Area Pictorial works Political science Prime ministers Public opinion Regimental histories Social history Soldiers Underground movements, War United States Waffen-SS.--Panzer-Division "Das Reich", 2 War War correspondents World War (1939-1945)
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