WorldCat Identities

Fielding, Xan

Overview
Works: 75 works in 276 publications in 2 languages and 4,947 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War fiction  Science fiction  History  War stories  Personal narratives  Novels  Biography  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Annotator, Publishing director, Editor
Classifications: PQ2603.O754, 843.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Xan Fielding
The bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Book )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1942: Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist. Pitted against the warden, Colonel Saito, Nicholson will nevertheless, out of a distorted sense of duty, aid his enemy. While on the outside, as the Allies race to destroy the bridge, Nicholson must decide which will be the first casualty: his patriotism or his pride
Planet of the apes by Pierre Boulle( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three astronauts land on an planet very much like Earth, except that here apes rule over humans
Farewell to the king by Pierre Schoendoerffer( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ex-militair speelt als koning van een aantal inheemse stammen op Borneo een belangrijke rol tijdens de laatste jaren van de Japanse overheersing
The photographer by Pierre Boulle( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The money spinner : Monte Carlo and its fabled casino by Xan Fielding( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best of friends : the Brenan-Partridge letters by Gerald Brenan( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cretan runner; his story of the German occupation by Giōrgos Psychountakēs( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: "It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer." The German parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate, and Crete fell to the Germans. So began the Cretan resistance and the young shepherd's career as a war-time runner. In this unique account of Resistance life, Psychoundakis records the daily life of his fellow-Cretans, his treacherous journeys on foot from the eastern White Mountains to the western slopes of Mount Ida to transmit messages and transport goods, and his enduring friendships with British officers (like his eventual translator Patrick Leigh Fermor) whose missions he helped to carry out with unflagging courage, energy, and good humor"--
The centurions by Jean Lartéguy( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a POW in a notorious Indochina prison camp, French Lt. Col. Pierre Raspéguy studies the political and military strategies of his captors, the Viet Minh. After his release, Raspéguy finds himself estranged from an unsympathetic public at home and joins a paratrooper unit in Algeria. Again facing an enemy free to fight without rules, he begins to use his newly learned guerrilla tactics--tactics out of step with the ideals of just war."--Back cover
Corsair country; the diary of a journey along the Barbary Coast by Xan Fielding( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hide and seek : the story of a war-time agent by Xan Fielding( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the excitement of life as a wartime agent of the British Special Operations Executive harassing the enemy in Crete and Soithern France
The stronghold : an account of the four seasons in the White Mountains of Crete by Xan Fielding( Book )

9 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man in his time : the life of lieutenant-colonel NLD ('Billy') McLean, DSO by Xan Fielding( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The praetorians by Jean Lartéguy( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Larteguy's unflinching sequel to The Centurions, a searing novel of modern warfare admired by military experts, with a foreword by General Stanley McChrystal. Based on the events of May 1958 in France and Algeria, The Praetorians picks up in the footsteps of The Centurions, which was called "a stunning reflection of modern war" by Stanley McChrystal. After turning to tactics of guerilla warfare, a group of French paratroopers serving in the Algerian War is called to answer for actions they consider necessary, however immoral. Fearing another loss of French honor, they plot a coup that results in the return to power of Charles de Gaulle and the death of one of their own. With resonance to modern conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, The Praetorians further develops some of Larteguy's most persistent and pertinent themes: counterinsurgency, the ugly, morally conflicted nature of modern war, and the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between the experiences of soldiers and of the civilians they serve."--
A noble profession by Pierre Boulle( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psykologisk spionhistorie fra den anden verdenskrig
Images of Spain by Xan Fielding( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garden on the moon by Pierre Boulle( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the race to the moon. The story begins as the rocket experts work at Peenemunde; it continues as the German defeat scatters the scientists to America, to Russia, to France, to Japan
Das Buch der Winde by Xan Fielding( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeolus displayed by Xan Fielding( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hideous disguise by Xan Fielding( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Fernando; the story of Fernand Fournier-Aubry by Fernand Fournier-Aubry( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The bridge over the River Kwai
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Planet of the apesThe Cretan runner; his story of the German occupation
Alternative Names
Alexander, Wallace Fielding.

Fielding, Alexander Wallace

Fielding, Alexander Wallace 1918-1991

Xan Fielding britischer Schriftsteller und Special Operations Executive-Agent

Xan Fielding Brits taalkundige (1918-1991)

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Languages
English (183)

German (1)