Holland, James

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Sicily ‘43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

An excellent and accessible telling of the invasion that will be enjoyed by military history and World War II enthusiasts alike.

Normandy ’44: D-Day and the Battle for France

Meticulous attention to large and small detail combined with a conversational writing style make this World War II chronicle accessible for most general readers.

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Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II

A solid popular history on an important event. Recommended for readers interested in World War II's air war, particular in Europe.
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The Allies Strike Back, 1941–1943

Military history recommended for all libraries. This work can stand alone or be read alongside Holland's previous volume.
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The War in the West. Vol. 1: The Rise of Germany, 1939–1941

Holland skillfully integrates the broad political, diplomatic, economic, and military narrative with stories of individuals, civilians, and soldiers from all the belligerents. While his approach may not be as unique as he claims, Holland's volume is a worthy addition to libraries. [See Prepub Alert, 4/20/15.]
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Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid To Smash the German Dams in 1943

This is a well-written study of engineering and invention operating under great pressure and the actions and sacrifices on both sides. For all World War II history buffs.
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The Battle of Britain

A readable complement to Stephen Bungay's acclaimed The Most Dangerous Enemy: The Definitive History of the Battle of Britain, this is recommended for all history buffs and World War II students. With good maps and endnotes.
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