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Hanson, Neil

Overview
Works: 58 works in 200 publications in 2 languages and 7,728 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Naval history  Anecdotes  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA360, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Neil Hanson
 
Most widely held works by Neil Hanson
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 1,169 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,019 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 )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Untold numbers perished: great buildings and ancient districts disappeared: knowledge acquired and stored over centuries were lost forever. The Great Fire of London accomplished what the Spanish Armada and the plague had failed to do - it reduced the world's most majestic city to utter ruin."
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
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
Goldfinder by Keith Jessop( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The first Blitz : the secret German plan to raze London to the ground in 1918 by Neil Hanson( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 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
The unknown soldier : the story of the missing of the Great War by Neil Hanson( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, this work has resurrected the lives and experiences of three unknown soldiers - a Briton, a German and an American. This work shows the terrible reality of warfare. It explains that each soldier lives on in the memory of his family to this day. They stand at the head of a ghost army three million strong
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 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touching true stories from the heyday of the Butlin's holiday camps
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 113 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 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 90 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.--
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. They had no experience of the licensed trade or running a pub, no knowledge of farming and a complete inability to understand the dialect of the sheep farmers who were the local customers. Eager, well-meaning, but in their own heads, our two heroes embark on a disaster-strewn career that somehow also turned into a lifelong love affair with the Dales
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 79 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
Priestley's wars by Neil Hanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical work traces the personal odyssey of one of Britain's greatest and best-loved literary figures, J.B. Priestley. It tells the full story of one of the literary giants of the 20th century, and his role in the military conflict and social change that defined the 'Great War to Cold War' era
Presences of nature : words and images of the Lake District( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 50 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.

Languages
English (138)

German (2)

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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 1666Monk Eastman : the gangster who became a war heroGoldfinderThe first Blitz : the secret German plan to raze London to the ground in 1918The unknown soldier : the story of the missing of the Great War