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John Toland (1) (1912–2004)

Author of Adolf Hitler

For other authors named John Toland, see the disambiguation page.

John Toland (1) has been aliased into John Willard Toland.

29+ Works 5,783 Members 69 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

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Series

Works by John Toland

Works have been aliased into John Willard Toland.

Adolf Hitler (1976) 1,167 copies, 15 reviews
Battle: The Story of the Bulge (1959) 347 copies, 4 reviews
The Flying Tigers (1963) 202 copies, 2 reviews
Adolf Hitler, Volume I (1976) 188 copies
Adolf Hitler, Volume II (1976) 157 copies
Gods of War (1985) 156 copies
The Battle of the Bulge (1966) 136 copies, 2 reviews
The Great Dirigibles (1957) 105 copies, 3 reviews

Associated Works

Works have been aliased into John Willard Toland.

Hitler: The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer (1957) — Translator, some editions — 136 copies, 3 reviews
Great Tours and Detours: The Sophisticated Traveler Series (1985) — Contributor — 34 copies, 1 review
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 45 1997 (1997) — Author — 4 copies

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20th century (54) American history (50) Asia (22) Battle of the Bulge (39) biography (327) Europe (33) European History (35) fiction (53) first edition (17) German History (44) Germany (126) hardcover (19) history (756) Hitler (159) Holocaust (31) Japan (221) Japanese History (57) Korean War (34) Landmark (28) military (89) military history (221) Nazis (19) Nazism (37) non-fiction (263) own (21) Pacific (31) Pacific Theater (25) Pacific War (37) Pearl Harbor (41) politics (20) read (41) Third Reich (26) to-read (171) unread (17) USA (31) war (112) world history (35) World War II History (32) WWI (110) WWII (925)

Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Toland, John
Legal name
Toland, John Willard
Birthdate
1912-06-29
Date of death
2004-01-04
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Country (for map)
USA
Education
Williams College (BA)
Occupations
Scénariste
Journaliste
Organizations
US Army Air Force
CPUSA (1940-1945)

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John Toland was an historian who conducted extensive interviews with prominent figures on both sides of WWII. He was a relief from the very nationalistic approach provided by the official histories, and the war correspondents cashing in on their wartime work. he was also a good prose stylist with an eye for the telling detail. The first six months of the Pacific War was a touchy subject for the American military when these books were hitting the stands, so the srtyle of exposure was much needed.
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DinadansFriend | 3 other reviews | Sep 22, 2023 |
Pretty good memoir by a historian of WW 2.
 
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kslade | 2 other reviews | Dec 8, 2022 |
A good account of the fighting in the Ardennes in 1944 - 45. The maps are adequate, and the personal vignettes quite illuminating.
 
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DinadansFriend | 3 other reviews | Nov 8, 2022 |
This was pretty outstanding. Straightforward telling of the Japanese side of the build up and conduct during the war. Great account of the lead up to Pearl Harbor. Well placed capsule stories intermixed with the broad narrative of the big events. No complaints.... this was super.
 
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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