Heroes: The Greatest Generation and the Second World War

3.28 avg rating
( 18 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780007213818: Heroes: The Greatest Generation and the Second World War

‘Heroes’ is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men – and women – found themselves facing life-threatening danger and the kind of responsibility few would be prepared to shoulder today.

Whether fighting in the jungles of Burma or on the D-Day beaches, as submariners, pilots, spies or prisoners of war, young soldiers in WWII displayed astonishing courage and resilience, united by honour and bound by the fellowship of their comrades.

Those who made it home are now a passing generation, and for many this is the last chance for them to tell their stories – men like football legend Tom Finney, who saw action in southern Italy; or James Bond set-designer Ken Adam, a German Jew who flew as a fighter pilot for the RAF; or identical twins Tom and Dee Bowles, who landed together on Easy Red beach on D-Day.

Many of these young men never returned home and those who did faced insurmountable challenges assimiliating back into civilian life. ‘Heroes’ is a moving and uplifting tribute to an remarkable generation.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Praise for ‘Together We Stand’:

'Anyone who wants to know how it felt to fight in the desert war should read Holland's book…The author will surely have a lot more to write about the Second World War. We can be confident it will be worth reading.' Sunday Telegraph, Max Hastings

'Holland has produced a wonderful book…He is a master at evoking time and place, with haunting descriptions of the desert landscape…If there is a better book on the North African campaign, I haven't read it.' Daily Telegraph, Saul David

'Using personal testimony and private memoirs as effectively as official archives, he recreates the hardships and challenges faced by ordinary soldiers and reassesses the tactical and strategic innovations that finally gave the allies the upper hand.' Sunday Times

'Stands out from the crowd.’ Literary Review, Nigel Jones

'Holland tells the story brilliantly. He has delved into archives for letters and diaries and diligently tracked down survivors…Vividly, intelligently, movingly, Holland's monumental chronicle tells it like it was.' Patrick Bishop, Mail on Sunday

About the Author:

James Holland was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and studied history at Durham University. He has worked for several London publishing houses and has written for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He is the author of ‘Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege’, ‘1940-1943’, and a novel, ‘The Burning Blue’. Married with a son, he lives near Salisbury.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Holland, James
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800072138180000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

James Holland
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Heroes is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men - and women - found themselves facing life-threatening danger and the kind of responsibility few would be prepared to shoulder today. Whether fighting in the jungles of Burma or on the D-Day beaches, as submariners, pilots, spies or prisoners of war, young soldiers in WWII displayed astonishing courage and resilience, united by honour and bound by the fellowship of their comrades. Those who made it home are now a passing generation, and for many this is the last chance for them to tell their stories - men like football legend Tom Finney, who saw action in southern Italy; or James Bond set-designer Ken Adam, a German Jew who flew as a fighter pilot for the RAF; or identical twins Tom and Dee Bowles, who landed together on Easy Red beach on D-Day. Many of these young men never returned home and those who did faced insurmountable challenges assimiliating back into civilian life. Heroes is a moving and uplifting tribute to an remarkable generation. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007213818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James Holland
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FC-9780007213818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

James Holland
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Heroes is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men - and women - found themselves facing life-threatening danger and the kind of responsibility few would be prepared to shoulder today. Whether fighting in the jungles of Burma or on the D-Day beaches, as submariners, pilots, spies or prisoners of war, young soldiers in WWII displayed astonishing courage and resilience, united by honour and bound by the fellowship of their comrades. Those who made it home are now a passing generation, and for many this is the last chance for them to tell their stories - men like football legend Tom Finney, who saw action in southern Italy; or James Bond set-designer Ken Adam, a German Jew who flew as a fighter pilot for the RAF; or identical twins Tom and Dee Bowles, who landed together on Easy Red beach on D-Day. Many of these young men never returned home and those who did faced insurmountable challenges assimiliating back into civilian life. Heroes is a moving and uplifting tribute to an remarkable generation. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007213818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

James Holland
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Heroes: The Greatest Generation and the Second World War, James Holland, 'Heroes' is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men - and women - found themselves facing life-threatening danger and the kind of responsibility few would be prepared to shoulder today. Whether fighting in the jungles of Burma or on the D-Day beaches, as submariners, pilots, spies or prisoners of war, young soldiers in WWII displayed astonishing courage and resilience, united by honour and bound by the fellowship of their comrades. Those who made it home are now a passing generation, and for many this is the last chance for them to tell their stories - men like football legend Tom Finney, who saw action in southern Italy; or James Bond set-designer Ken Adam, a German Jew who flew as a fighter pilot for the RAF; or identical twins Tom and Dee Bowles, who landed together on Easy Red beach on D-Day. Many of these young men never returned home and those who did faced insurmountable challenges assimiliating back into civilian life. 'Heroes' is a moving and uplifting tribute to an remarkable generation. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007213818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Holland, James
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Swan Books
(Essex, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New paperback copy, may have some shelf wear, ready for immediate despatch. Bookseller Inventory # 007155

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.50
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

James Holland
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; 'Heroes' is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men - and women - found themselves facing life-threatening danger and the kind of responsibility few would be prepared to shoulder today. Whether fighting in the ju. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007213818_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Holland, James
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. Book Condition: New. 'Heroes' is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men - and women - found themselves facing life-threatening danger and the kind of responsibility few would be prepared to shoulder today. Num Pages: 400 pages, 17 b/w illus, 50 b/w plates (16pp). BIC Classification: 1D; 3JJH; BTM; HBJD; HBWQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 24. Weight in Grams: 294. . 2007. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007213818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Holland, James
Published by Harper Perennial (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2007. Book Condition: New. 'Heroes' is the story of an extraordinary generation of young men, mostly British, who came of age in the Second World War. These young men - and women - found themselves facing life-threatening danger and the kind of responsibility few would be prepared to shoulder today. Num Pages: 400 pages, 17 b/w illus, 50 b/w plates (16pp). BIC Classification: 1D; 3JJH; BTM; HBJD; HBWQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 24. Weight in Grams: 294. . 2007. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780007213818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

James Holland
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 0007213816 ISBN 13: 9780007213818
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 400 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007213816

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book