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John Toland

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John Toland was one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His many books include The Last 100 Days; Ships in the Sky; Battle: The Story of the Bulge; But Not in Shame; Adolf Hitler; and No Man’s Land. Originally from Wisconsin, he lived in Connecticut for many years with his wife.

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Adolf Hitler
The Definitive Biography
Written by John Toland


Format: Trade Paperback, 1120 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1991
Price: $27.00

Based on previously unpublished documents, diaries, notes, photographs and dramatic interviews with Adolf Hitler's colleagues and associates, Toland explores Hitler's childhood, military career and personal life, as well as his rise to power and the forces that led to his demise. Includes photographs and maps. Read more >

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The Last 100 Days
The Tumultuous and Controversial Story of the Final Days of World War II in Europe
Written by John Toland


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $19.95

Out of print for nearly a decade, The Last 100 Days brings to life the waning power and the ultimate submission of the Third Reich. To reconstruct the tumultuous hundred days between Yalta and the fall of Berlin, John Toland traveled more than 100,000 miles in twenty-one countries and interviewed more... Read more >

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The Rising Sun
The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945
Written by John Toland


Format: Trade Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $21.95

This Pulitzer Prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Told from the Japanese perspective, The Rising Sun is, in the author’s words, “a factual saga of people... Read more >
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