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Laurier, Jim

Works: 251 works in 477 publications in 2 languages and 3,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Pictorial works  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: D767.92, 940.5426
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jim Laurier
Pearl Harbor 1941 : the day of infamy by Carl Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the latest research, describes previously unknown aspects of the Japanese surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, which resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 American officers and servicemen and an immediate declaration of war on Japan
Pearl Harbor : the day of infamy by Carl Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iwo Jima 1945 : the Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi by Derrick Wright( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the decisive battles of the Second World War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as "The most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps" - a titanic struggle that eclipsed all that had gone before. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, the island was of major strategic importance to the US Air Force, but also to the Japanese, 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island. This book provides a definitive account of the battle, from its origins to its hard-fought conclusion."--BOOK JACKET
Operation Nordwind 1945 : Hitler's last offensive in the West by Steve Zaloga( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Operation Nordwind is one of the lesser known campaigns of World War II yet one of the more intriguing. Largely overshadowed by the Battle of the Bulge further north, Nordwind was the last great operation by the Waffen-SS Panzer divisions in the West, and the last time the Wehrmacht was on the offensive in the West. The campaign also highlights the difficulties of inter-Allied cooperation between the Americans and the French. This campaign has been extensively treated in German and French accounts, but is not well covered in English"--Publisher's website
Darwin 1942 : the Japanese attack on Australia by Bob Alford( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, lightning advances by Japanese forces throughout the Pacific and the Far East, and a desperate battle by the Allied command in the Dutch East Indies, it became evident that an attack on Australia was more a matter of 'when' and not 'if'. On 19 February, just eleven weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and two weeks after the fall of Singapore, the same Japanese battle group that had attacked Hawaii was ordered to attack the ill-prepared and under-defended Australian port of Darwin. Publishing 75 years after this little-known yet devastating attack, this fully illustrated study details what happened on that dramatic day in 1942 with the help of contemporary photographs, maps, and profiles of the commanders and machines involved in the assault
Fighter! : Ten Killer Planes of World War II by Jim Laurier( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's no shortage of fantastic archival aviation photography from World War II. But photos from the period fall short in three major categories: the vast majority are black and white, most were composed under duress, and very few capture moments that have since entered the written record of aerial conflict. Award-winning artist Jim Laurier rectifies the situation in this stunning, large-format, hardcover book celebrating World War II's top fighter aircraft. From design and weaponry to the daring tales of the pilots who flew the aircraft, Fighter! is a unique and lavishly presented look at World War II aviation through the imagination of military aviation's top artist and illustrator. The book presents chapters about ten legendary aircraft, each featuring paintings of the fighter in action, multi-view color plates (including cockpits), archival photography for context, and the stories behind the planes' design and service
P-51 Mustang vs Fw 190 : Europe 1943-45 by Martin W Bowman( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En sammenlignende analyse af de to kendte jagerfly fra 2. verdenskrig, den amerikanske P-51 Mustang og den tyske Focke Wulf Fw 190
Scud ballistic missile and launch systems 1955-2005 by Steve Zaloga( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scud missile was developed as the centerpiece of Soviet plans to fight nuclear war in the heart of Europe. However, it was never used in its intended role and has instead become a symbol of the changing nature of warfare in the aftermath of the Cold War. Saddam Hussein's Iraqi armed forces were almost helpless in the face of the Coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War; the only weapon that Iraq could use to injure the Coalition forces was its arsenal of Scud missiles. This book explores the development and variants of the missile and its launch systems, its proliferation outside the West, an
B-57 Canberra units of the Vietnam War by T. E Bell( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The B-57 Canberra was the first jet-powered American attack aircraft committed to the Vietnam War. Involved in day-to-day interdiction missions as well as in classified 'black ops' missions and a starring role in Operation Rolling Thunder; the B-57 evolved to become one of the most valuable weapons in the USAF inventory. The B-57E was involved in the Patricia Lynn missions, parts of which remain classified. This book also fully documents the role of the Australian Canberra B-20 in working alongside the B-57. Featuring scores of previously unpublished photographs; the story of the B-57 is the s
F-105 Thunderchief MiG killers of the Vietnam War by Peter E Davies( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite its 'F-for-fighter' designation, the F-105 was designed and purchased to give the USAF an aircraft capable of the delivery of nuclear weapons at very high speed, long range and below-the-radar altitudes. However, when the Vietnam War began it also emerged as USAF's best available tactical bomber for a 'limited conventional' war as well. Extensively targeted by MiG-17s and MiG-21s the F-105 pilots developed innovative tactics that allowed them to compete in air-to-air duels with their smaller, more manoeuvrable enemies. Illustrated throughout with extensive photographs detailing weapon loads, internal features and action shots of actual engagements, this volume examines the conduct of the Rolling Thunder strike missions and the tactics used for attack and defence by the attack, escort fighter and radar monitoring elements within strike formations."--Publisher description
The Philippine Sea 1944 : the last great carrier battle by Mark Stille( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After suffering devastating losses in the huge naval battles at Midway and the Soloman Islands, the Imperial Japanese navy attempted to counter-attack against the US forces threatening the Home Islands. Involving the US Fifth Fleet and the Japanese Mobile Fleet, the battle of the Philippine Sea took place during the United States' amphibious invasion of the Mariana Islands during the Pacific War. The two fleets clashed on 19-20 June 1944 and the Japanese carrier fighters were shot down in devastating numbers by US aircraft in what became known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot", before US counterattacks and submarine strikes forced the withdrawal of the Japanese fleet. Fully illustrated with stunning specially commissioned artwork, Mark Stille tells the enthralling story of the last, and largest, carrier battle of the Pacific War, the one that saw the end of the Imperial Japanese Navy as a formed fighting force
US Navy carrier aircraft vs IJN Yamato class battleship : Pacific theater 1944-45 by Mark Stille( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about. The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind - the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored and armed battleships ever built, while US carrier aviation had evolved into a well-oiled, war-winning machine. With detailed analysis of the technical features of the opposing war machines and a gripping account of the fighting itself, this vividly illustrated work presents views from the cockpits of US Navy Divebombers, and down the sights of IJN anti-aircraft guns, during two of the most dramatic naval engagements ever fought. After proving at Pearl Harbor that even the mightiest battleships were vulnerable to air attack, the Japanese would be forced to re-learn the lesson as the American Helldiver and Avenger bomber crews battered and eventually sunk the last remaining jewels of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Never again would a surface fleet be the dominant power at sea
F-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21 : USAF & VPAF in the Vietnam War by Peter E Davies( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book draws us into the dangerous world braved by American and North Vietnamese airmen in the skies over Southeast Asia. By detailing the technical specifications of each jet and analyzing their weaponry, avionics and survival equipment, the author reveals the strengths and weaknesses of two of the Cold War's most iconic combat aircraft. Influential wing and regiment commanders and tacticians are profiled, providing a comparative evaluation of their contrasting skills, and how they exploited the fighters' strengths and minimized their weaknesses in combat. First-hand accounts place you in the midst of these epic aerial engagements that were fought over the jungles of North Vietnam, as USAF Phantom-II crews attempted to defend vulnerable fighter-bombers from the aggressive attacks of the well-trained MiG-21 pilots."--Back cover
Apache AH-64 Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) 1976-2005 by Chris Bishop( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Boeing AH-64 Apache, US Army's primære kamphelikopter og det mest avancerede Gunship. Om AH-64 udvikling og operationer herunder indsats under Golf krigene, Bosnien, Afghanistan, Kosovo og senest i krigen imod Irak
V-1 flying bomb, 1942-52 : Hitler's infamous "doodlebug" by Steve Zaloga( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mirage III vs MiG-21 : Six Day War, 1967 by Shlomo Aloni( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed as a point defence interceptor to counter the high altitude atomic bomber threat, the Mirage IIIC was transformed into a multi-role combat aircraft by Dassault, and as such had to battle with the MiG-21 to secure air superiority in the Middle East during the Six Day War of June 1967. Superior Israeli tactics and rigorous training saw the Mirage IIICJ units prevail against superior numbers of Egyptian, Syrian and Iraqi fighters, despite the combat persistence of the Soviet-built MiG-21. Using the latest research, first-hand accounts from both sides and specially commissioned artwork and maps, Shlomo Aloni tells the dramatic story of the dogfights fought in the skies over the Middle East."--Back cover
F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-sen : Pacific Theater 1942 by Edward M Young( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The combats between the Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen during 1942 saw the world's two best carrier fighters, derived from contrasting design philosophies and naval fighter doctirnes, battle for aerial superiority in the skies over the Pacific. The supurb A6M Zero-sen was without doubt the world's finest carrier fighter in 1942, and superior to the rugged F4F Wildcat in speed, climb, maneuverability and service ceiling. The Wildcat, in turn, had superior firepower and structural strength. Against a fighter that outclassed them, US Navy pilots quickly learned to avoid dogfights with the Zero-sen. They also developed tactics that enabled the Wildcat to hold its own against its more nimble opponent. This Duel volume covers one of the most important confrontations between two classic, rival fighters during the first year of the War in the Pacific."--Back cover
Huey Cobra gunships by Chris Bishop( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yakovlev aces of World War 2 by George Mellinger( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yak-1 kom i operativ sovjetisk tjeneste i 1941 og en yderlige produktion blev godkendt umiddelbart før den tyske invasion af USSR. Op til krigens slutning i 1945 blev ialt 33.100 Yakovlev fly produceret. Bogen beskriver og fortæller om piloter/esser, der i en Yak havde de fleste sejre i luftkamp
Seafire vs A6M Zero-Sen : the Pacific 1945 by Donald Nijboer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The products of vastly different design philosophies, the Seafire and the A6M Zero-sen were never intended to meet in combat, and never should have. The Zero-sen, extremely nimble at low speeds, was purpose -built as a naval fighter, whereas in contrast, the Spitfire was intended to fly solely from established airfields, and had to be adapted to operate from aircraft carriers. The book examines these two iconic fighters and their two very different histories, using fantastic artwork and first-hand accounts to illustrate the last aerial duel of World War II, as the Royal Navy's Seafire overcame its critics to emerge victorious over the Japanes Zero-sen."--Back cover
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Pearl Harbor : the day of infamy
Pearl Harbor : the day of infamyIwo Jima 1945 : the Marines raise the flag on Mount SuribachiOperation Nordwind 1945 : Hitler's last offensive in the WestP-51 Mustang vs Fw 190 : Europe 1943-45Scud ballistic missile and launch systems 1955-2005B-57 Canberra units of the Vietnam WarF-4 Phantom II vs MiG-21 : USAF & VPAF in the Vietnam WarApache AH-64 Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) 1976-2005
Alternative Names
Jim Laurier Amerikaans illustrator

Jim Laurier amerikanischer Kunstmaler und Illustrator

Jim Laurier il·lustrador estatunidenc

Jim Laurier illustrateur américain

Jim Laurier ilustrador estadounidense

Jim Laurier ilustrator amerikan

جیم لوریر

로리어, 짐 1954-