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Hanson, Neil

Overview
Works: 73 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 7,760 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Naval history  Anecdotes  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA360, B
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The confident hope of a miracle : the true history of the Spanish Armada by Neil Hanson( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative history of the defeat of the Spanish Armada examines the conflict between England and Spain, the pivotal role of the battle in the history of the two countries, the naval tactics of the battle, and the political, dynastic, economic, social, and religious turmoil of sixteenth-century Europe
The custom of the sea by Neil Hanson( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on contemporary accounts to describe the ordeal of three shipwreck survivors who resorted to cannibalism to survive while adrift at sea, but were arrested and tried for murder after their rescue
Unknown soldiers : the story of the missing of the First World War by Neil Hanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First World War was a conflict of unprecedented ferocity that unleashed such demons as mechanized warfare and mass death on the twentieth century. After the last shot was fired and the troops marched home, approximately three million soldiers remained unaccounted for. Some bodies were found, but they bore no trace of identification; many more had simply vanished in battlefields where as many as a hundred shells had fallen on every square yard. Author Hanson animates and brings to life the combatants who perished without a trace by focusing on three soldiers--an American, an Englishman, and a German--and narrating their war experiences through their diaries and letters. He describes how each man endured the nearly unbearable conditions in the trenches and in the air and relates what is known about their deaths.--From publisher description
The Great Fire of London : in that apocalyptic year, 1666 by Neil Hanson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Fire of London recreates this cataclysmic event through precisely etched dramas drawn from firsthand accounts of those who lived through the all-consuming blaze. Like all great disasters, the great fire brought out the best, the worst, and the most heartbreaking aspects of humanity. You'll meet the king who rallied his subjects to battle the fire, the cart drivers who charged a lifetime's wages to haul a single load of goods to safety, and the elderly couple who continued to sweep their tidy cottage, even as they were engulfed in flames."--Jacket
The dreadful judgement : the true story of the Great Fire of London 1666 by Neil Hanson( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fire needs only three things: a spark to ignite it, and fuel and oxygen to feed it. In 1666, a ten-month drought had turned London into a tinderbox. The older parts of the city were almost entirely composed of wood-frame buildings and shanties little more than paper shacks. The riverside wharves and warehouses were stacked with wood, coal and every combustible material known to seventeenth- century man." "The fuel was already in place. A fierce easterly gale springing up at the start of September provided the oxygen. All that was now needed was a spark. On 2 September, 1666, London ignited. Over the next four days the gale blew without interruption and the resulting firestorm destroyed the whole city." "The Dreadful Judgement is a historical detective story, combining modern knowledge of the physics of fire, forensics, and fire and arson investigation, with moving eye-witness accounts contained in contemporary documents, private papers and personal letters, to produce a searing depiction of the Great Fire of London and the human stories of those who lived through it and those who did not." "Meticulously researched, vividly written, this astonishing true story of one of the most famous yet least understood events in history casts fresh light on the shadowy background to the Great Fire, and brings to startling life the power of one of mankind's oldest, most implacable enemies."--Jacket
Goldfinder by Keith Jessop( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The True Story of $100 Million in Lost Russian Gold -and One Man's Lifelong Quest to Recover It. Keith Jessop and Neil Hanson. "Outstanding, inspiring, and beautifully told. No true tale of the sea makes better reading."--Clive Cussler. Here is the true tale of a small-time salvage diver, the crushing depths of the sea, and the richest prize ever found- $100 million in pure gold. Follow salvage diver Keith Jessop as he battles nature, governments, traitors, salvage monopolies, and, of course, lawyers to claim the grand prize of wrecks-the HMS Edinburgh. Filled with ten tons of Russian
Monk Eastman : the gangster who became a war hero by Neil Hanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounts the life and times of Old New York's most infamous gangster-cum-soldier as he made his way from the sooty streets and dingy saloons of the Lower East Side to the battlefields of the Western front"--Jacket
Escape from Germany : the greatest PoW break-out of the First World War by Neil Hanson( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July, 1918. Surrounded by steel palisades and barbed-wire fences, Holzminden was the most heavily guarded POW camp in the world. To escape would take boundless ingenuity and nerves of steel. But on the night of 23 July 1918, twenty-nine undaunted Allied prisoners achieved the impossible. This is the story of how they did it
Wish you were here! : the lives, loves and friendships of the Butlin's girls by Lynn Russell( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touching true stories from the heyday of the Butlin's holiday camps
The first Blitz : the secret German plan to raze London to the ground in 1918 by Neil Hanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fighting was raging on the other side of the Channel, but in London, in the warmth of a drowsy late-September afternoon, the war seemed a long way away. The roads were strangely quiet and deserted, for petrol restrictions had reduced motor traffic almost to zero. London seemed breathless, in the tense expectancy of disaster. The alarm was given soon after nightfall. At Biggin Hill and a score of other airfields, pilots scrambled from their quarters and sprinted for their aircraft. Within seconds the air was full of the noise of engines, as the squadrons taxied out and took off into the ever-darkening sky."
Team Tornado : life on a front-line squadron by John Peters( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sweethearts : tales of love, laughter and hardship from the Yorkshire Rowntree's girls by Lynn Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire "On a warm Monday morning in 1932, just two days after leaving school, fourteen-year-old Madge was about to join her nine brothers and sisters at Rowntree's. The smell of chocolate was in the air but as she walked up the road, her footsteps slowed at the daunting thought of what lay ahead..." From the 1930s through to the 1980s, as Britain endured war, depression, hardship and strikes, the women at the Rowntree's factory in York kept the chocolates coming. This is the true story of The Sweethearts, the women who roasted the cocoa beans, piped the icing and packed the boxes that became gifts for lovers, snacks for workers and treats for children across the country. More often than not, their working days provided welcome relief from bad husbands and bad housing, a community where they could find new confidence, friendship and when the supervisor wasn't looking, the occasional chocolate
The unknown soldier : the story of the missing of the Great War by Neil Hanson( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Fire of London : [in that apocalyptic year, 1666] by Neil Hanson( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1666, London is still recovering from its latest bouts with the bubonic plague, and memories of the Black Death are still fresh. When a small fire breaks out in a downtown bakery, it spreads with alarming speed through the crowded city streets, from one desiccated wooden structure to the next, ultimately razing half the city
First blitz : the secret German plan to raze London to the ground in 1918 by Neil Hanson( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early years of the First World War, London had been subjected to sustained bombing attacks from German Zeppelins, but by late 1916 improvements in British aircraft technology had put paid to the threat they offered. The German air force took up the assault and, over the course of 1917, threatened to engulf London in firestorms - a portrait of the London Blitz and the Battle of Britain over twenty years later." "First Blitz is told in two parts, each detailing the events of a single week: The first part tells the story of the first London Blitz - six raids by German bombers in eight nights in 1917. Part two focuses on the events of August 1918 and the countdown to the incendiary raids that would have destroyed much of London and Paris had they not been called off at the very last minute."--Jacket
The inn at the top : tales of life at the highest pub in Britain by Neil Hanson( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delightful tale of a young couple who in the late 1970s, on impulse, became the new landlords of the most remote, bleak and lonely pub - The Tan Hill Inn - located in the bleak landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Having seen an article in the newspaper about the pub's search for a new manager, they arrived just three weeks later as the new landlords of the The Tan Hill Inn. It is a wild, wind-swept place, set alone in a sea of peat bog and heather moorland that stretches unbroken as far as the eye can see. With only sheep and grouse for company, their closest neighbour was four miles away and the nearest town twelve. They had no experience of licensed trade or running a pub, no knowledge of farming and a complete inability to understand the dialect of the sheep farmers who were their local customers. Eager, well-meaning, but in over their heads, our two heroes embarked on a disaster-strewn career that somehow also turned into a lifelong love affair with the Dales. The Inn at the Top is an entertaining ramble around the Inn, the breath-taking Dales countryside and a remarkable array of local characters, giving an insight into life in a very different different time and place
The sweethearts by Lynn Russell( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the 1930s through to the 1980s, as Britain endured war, depression, hardship and strikes, the women at the Rowntree's factory in York kept the chocolates coming. This is the true story of The Sweethearts - the women who roasted the cocoa beans, piped the icing and packed the boxes that became gifts for lovers, snacks for workers and treats for children across the country. More often than not, their working days provided welcome relief from bad husbands and bad housing, a community where they could find new confidence, friendship and when the supervisor wasn't looking, the occasional chocolate." --Publisher description
Dreadful judgement by Neil Hanson( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1666, London is still recovering from its latest bouts with the bubonic plague, and memories of the Black Death are still fresh. When a small fire breaks out in a downtown bakery, it spreads with alarming speed through the crowded city streets, from on desiccated wooden structure to the next
The Great Fire of London : in that apocalyptic year, 1666 by Neil Hanson( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic gangster : the story of Monk Eastman, from the streets of New York to the battlefields of Europe and back by Neil Hanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life and times of Old New york's most infamous gangster-cum-soldier as he made his way from the sooty streets and dingy saloons of the Lower East Side to the battlefields of the Western front
 
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The confident hope of a miracle : the true history of the Spanish Armada
Alternative Names
Hanson, Neil Clive.

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The custom of the seaUnknown soldiers : the story of the missing of the First World WarThe Great Fire of London : in that apocalyptic year, 1666The dreadful judgement : the true story of the Great Fire of London 1666GoldfinderMonk Eastman : the gangster who became a war heroEscape from Germany : the greatest PoW break-out of the First World WarThe first Blitz : the secret German plan to raze London to the ground in 1918