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Kershaw, Alex

Overview
Works: 81 works in 334 publications in 6 languages and 19,244 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Military history  Biographies  Fiction  Juvenile works  Nature stories  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: D783.5.T35, B
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Most widely held works about Alex Kershaw
 
Most widely held works by Alex Kershaw
The longest winter : the Battle of the Bulge and the epic story of WWII's most decorated platoon by Alex Kershaw( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: "It was a cold December morning in 1944, deep in the Ardennes forest of Belgium. Eighteen men of a small intelligence platoon commanded by twenty-year-old lieutenant Lyle Bouck were huddled in their foxholes, desperately trying to keep warm. Suddenly the early morning silence was broken by the roar of a huge artillery bombardment. Hitler had launched his bold and risky offensive against the Allies - his "last gamble"--And the American platoon was facing the main thrust of the entire German assault." "Vastly outnumbered, the platoon repulsed three German assaults in a fierce day-long battle to defend a strategically vital hill. Only when Bouck's men had run out of ammunition did they surrender." "But their long winter was just beginning." As POWs, Bouck's platoon experienced an ordeal far worse than combat - surviving in captivity with trigger-happy German guards, Allied bombing raids, and a starvation diet. While hundreds of other captured Americans in German POW camps were either killed or died of disease, the men of Bouck's platoon miraculously survived - all of them - and returned home after the war. More than thirty years later, when President Carter recognized the unit's "extraordinary heroism" and the U.S. Army approved combat medals for all eighteen men, they became America's most decorated platoon of World War II
The Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice by Alex Kershaw( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account based on interviews, letters, and diaries traces the stories of twenty-one young men from Bedford, Virginia, who died on D-Day, noting how their lives and deaths continue to impact their families and their community
Escape from the deep : the epic story of a legendary submarine and her courageous crew by Alex Kershaw( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members and their capture by the Japanese, followed by months of brutal captivity
Jack London : a life by Alex Kershaw( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack London's life was as dramatic as any of the stories he created. Raised in poverty as an illegitimate child, he dropped out of school to support his mother, working in mind-deadening jobs that would foster a lifelong interest in socialism. Brilliant and self-taught, he haunted California's waterside bars, brawling with drunken sailors and learning about love from prostitutes. His lust for adventure took him from the beaches of Hawaii to the gold fields of Alaska, where he experienced firsthand the struggles for survival he would later immortalize in classics like White Fang and The Call of the Wild. A hard-drinking womanizer with children to support, Jack London was no stranger to passion when he met and married Charmian Kittredge, the love of his life. This is the rare biography that proves the truth can be more fascinating--and a far greater adventure--than fiction.--From publisher description
Escape from the deep by Alex Kershaw( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members and their capture by the Japanese, followed by months of brutal captivity
The Liberator : One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau by Alex Kershaw( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War. The battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over five hundred days to liberate Europe; from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau
The few : the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain by Alex Kershaw( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The never-before-told story of the American pilots--idealists, adventurers, romantics--who joined the RAF before America entered the war and helped save Britain in its darkest hour. Eight young Americans joined Britain's Royal Air Force, defying their country's neutrality laws and risking their U.S. citizenship to fight side-by-side with England's finest pilots in the summer of 1940--over a year before America entered the war. Flying the lethal and elegant Spitfire, they became "knights of the air" and with minimal training but plenty of guts, they dueled the skilled and fearsome pilots of Germany's Luftwaffe. By October 1940, they had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. Winston Churchill once said of all those who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." These daring Americans were the few among the "few."--Publisher description
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France by Alex Kershaw( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during the Second World War. The leafy Avenue de Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the 'mad sadist' Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protege charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. From his office at the American Hospital, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11--but the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent from which there was little chance of return. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw recreates the City of Light during its darkest days. The untold story of the Jackson family anchors the suspenseful narrative, and Kershaw dazzles readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe, Avenue of Spies introduces us to the brave doctor who risked everything to defy Hitler"--
The envoy : the epic rescue of the last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War II by Alex Kershaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic and heroic story of how Raoul Wallenberg out-dueled Adolph Eichmann and saved more than 100,000 Jews in Budapest from the Nazi death camps
Blood and champagne : the life and times of Robert Capa by Alex Kershaw( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Finnish and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Capa, one of the finest photojournalist of the twentieth century, covered every major conflict from the Spanish Civil War to the beginnings of Vietnam. He risked his life again and again, most dramatically as the only photographer landing with the first wave on Omaha Beach on D-Day, and he created some of the most enduring images ever made with a camera. But the drama in Capa's life wasn't limited to one side of the lens. Born in Budapest as André Freidman, Capa fled political repression and anti-Semitism as a teenager by escaping to Berlin, where he first picked up a Leica and then witnessed the rise of Hitler. By the time his images of D-Day appeared in Life Magazine, he had become a legend, the first photographer to make his calling appear glamorous and sexy. In 1947, after a decade covering war, he founded a cooperative agency-Magnum-and in the process revolutionized the industry. For the first time, photographers would retain their own copyrights and negatives, and nearly half a century later, Magnum remains the most prestigious agency of its kind. By the time he died, at forty-one in 1954, he had become a colleague and confidant to writers Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck, and Ernest Hemingway and director John Huston, and a seducer of several of his era's most alluring icons, including Ingrid Bergman. From Budapest in the twenties to Paris in the thirties, from post-war Hollywood to Stalin's Russia, and from New York in the fifties to Indochina, Blood and champagne is an extensive account of Capa's life and times. Based on extensive interviews with Capa's friends and contemporaries, as well as FBI and Soviet files and other previously unpublished materials, Alex Kershaw's biography is as compelling as its charismatic subject
The few : the American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain by Alex Kershaw( Recording )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of American pilots who defied their own country's neutrality in 1940 and joined Britain's Royal Air Force to combat Hitler
Avenue of spies : a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris by Alex Kershaw( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sumner Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11. But the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to undertake a journey into the dark heart of the war-torn continent
The liberator by Alex Kershaw( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over five hundred days to liberate Europe - from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau
The Bedford boys by Alex Kershaw( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account based on interviews, letters, and diaries traces the stories of twenty-one young men from Bedford, Virginia, who died on D-Day, noting how their lives and deaths continue to impact their families and their community
To save a people by Alex Kershaw( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kershaw writes the first full biography of one of the most remarkable men to have outwitted Hitler - Raoul Wallenberg, the young Swedish diplomat who almost single-handedly saved the lives of countless Hungarian Jews, at unimaginable risk and great cost to himself
The envoy : [the epic rescue of the last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War II] by Alex Kershaw( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic and heroic story of how Raoul Wallenberg out-dueled Adolph Eichmann and saved more than 100,000 Jews in Budapest from the Nazi death camps
The call of the wild and selected stories by Jack London( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents six wilderness stories by American novelist Jack London, including the title work which tells of the adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, who is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack
The few : July-October 1940 by Alex Kershaw( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The few : the American "Knights of the Air" who risked everything to save Britain in the summer of 1940 by Alex Kershaw( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The never-before-told story of the American pilots-idealists, adventurers, romantics-who joined the RAF before America entered the war and helped save Britain in its darkest hour
Escape from the Deep : A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II by Alex Kershaw( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members and their capture by the Japanese, followed by months of brutal captivity
 
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The longest winter : the Battle of the Bulge and the epic story of WWII's most decorated platoon
Alternative Names
Alex Kershaw American writer

Alex Kershaw britischer Journalist und Autor

Alex Kershaw Brits journalist

קרשו, אלכס

カーショウ, アレックス

凱爾肖, 阿列克斯

Languages
English (191)

German (6)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Finnish (1)

Russian (1)

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The Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrificeEscape from the deep : the epic story of a legendary submarine and her courageous crewJack London : a lifeThe few : the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of BritainThe envoy : the epic rescue of the last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War IIBlood and champagne : the life and times of Robert CapaThe few : the American "knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the Battle of BritainThe Bedford boys