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Hastings, Max

Overview
Works: 162 works in 771 publications in 9 languages and 33,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Anecdotes  Personal narratives  Humor  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: D743, 940.5421
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The Korean War by Max Hastings( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,830 WorldCat member 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 )

45 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,661 WorldCat member 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 )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,403 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the momentous events that occurred in Europe between D-Day in 1944 and V-E Day in 1945
Retribution : the battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II, and its deeply personal consequences. Hastings simultaneously traces the major developments and puts them into real human context. He also explores some of the darker and less explored regions of the war's penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944
Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war by Max Hastings( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: from the breakdown of diplomacy to the dramatic battles that occurred before the war bogged down in the trenches. World War I immediately evokes images of the trenches: grinding, halting battles that sacrificed millions of lives for no territory or visible gain. Yet the first months of the war, from the German invasion of Belgium to the Marne to Ypres, were utterly different, full of advances and retreats, tactical maneuvering, and significant gains and losses. In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings re-creates this dramatic year, from the diplomatic crisis to the fighting in Belgium and France on the Western front, and Serbia and Galicia to the east. He gives vivid accounts of the battles and frank assessments of generals and political leaders, and shows why it was inevitable that this first war among modern industrial nations could not produce a decisive victory, making a war of attrition inevitable. Throughout we encounter high officials and average soldiers, as well as civilians on the homefront, giving us a vivid portrait of how a continent became embroiled in a war that would change everything"--
The battle for the Falklands by Max Hastings( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of on-the-spot reporting and an analysis of the political and diplomatic developments traces the curious course and far-reaching effects of the Falkland Islands War
Bomber command by Max Hastings( Book )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member 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
Winston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945 by Max Hastings( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member 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."--Publisher description
The Oxford book of military anecdotes by Max Hastings( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is principally concerned with American and British conflicts with occasional forays into foreign armies - notably the Greeks, the Romans, and Napoleon's soldiers. Hastings has sought stories which illustrate the military condition through the ages, both on the battlefield and in the barracks: comic, eccentric, heroic, tragic
Warriors : portraits from the battlefield by Max Hastings( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member 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
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 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All hell let loose : the world at war 1939-45 by Max Hastings( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world- soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children
Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, for the first time, Max Hastings gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of World War II in its entirety. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people, he provides an intimate portrait of the world at war. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century
Catastrophe : Europe goes to war 1914 by Max Hastings( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century's first terrible act of self-immolation- what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the conflict came about and what befell millions of men and women during the first months of strife. He finds the evidence overwhelming, that Austria and Germany must accept principal blame for the outbreak
Nemesis : the battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fremstilling af Anden Verdenskrigs sidste to år i Stillehavet. Begivenhederne til søs, til lands og i luften beskrives i denne bog
The secret war : spies, codes and guerrillas 1939-45 by Max Hastings( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packed with insight and terrific spy stories, this masterly book looks at the secret war on a global basis, bringing together the British, American, German, Russian and Japanese histories. In 'The Secret War', Max Hastings examines the espionage and intelligence machines of all sides in World War II, and the impact of spies, code-breakers and partisan operations on events. Written on a global scale, the book brings together accounts from British, American, German, Russian and Japanese sources to tell the story of a secret war waged unceasingly by men and women often far from the battlefields but whose actions profoundly influenced the outcome. Returning to the Second World War for the first time since his best-selling 'All Hell Let Loose', Hastings weaves into a 'big picture' framework, the human stories of spies and intelligence officers who served their respective masters. Told through a series of snapshots of key moments, the book looks closely at Soviet espionage operations which dwarfed those of every other belligerent in scale, as well as the code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park - the greatest intelligence achievement of the conflict - with many more surprising and unfamiliar tales of treachery, deception, betrayal and incompetence by spies of Axis, Allied or indeterminate loyalty
Das Reich : resistance and the march of the 2nd SS Panzer Division through France, June 1944 by Max Hastings( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den tyske 2. SS Panzer Divisions march fra Sydfrankrig til Normandiet i juni 1944. Den franske modstandsbevægelses kampe mod divisionen undervejs
Outside days by Max Hastings( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Korean War
Alternative Names
Chastings, Maks.

Max Hastings britischer Journalist, Historiker und Schriftsteller

Max Hastings Brits journalist

Max Hastings storico britannico

Гастингс, Макс британский историк, писатель, журналист

Макс Гастінгс

הייסטינגס, מקס

היסטינגס, מקס

מקס הסטינגס

ماكس هاستينغز

مکس هیستینگز

マックス・ヘイスティングス

馬克斯·黑斯廷斯

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Overlord : D-Day and the battle for NormandyArmageddon : the battle for Germany, 1944-45Retribution : the battle for Japan, 1944-45Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945The battle for the FalklandsBomber commandWinston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945The Oxford book of military anecdotes