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John Toland (author)

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John Toland is also the name of a British philosopher (d. 1722) who coined the term pantheism.

John Willard Toland (June 29, 1912 - January 4, 2004) was an American author and historian. He is most well-known for his biography of Adolf Hitler, although he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his book The Rising Sun, which chronicled the Japanese empire during World War II.

Toland tried to write history as a straightforward narrative, without too much analysis or judgement. One exception to this is his Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath about the Pearl Harbor attack and the investigations of it. Some of the sources he cited have come forward to dispute his account of their information.

While predominantly a non-fiction author, Toland also wrote two historical novels, Gods of War and Occupation.

Books

  • Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography, ISBN 0385420536.
  • Battle: The Story of the Bulge
  • But Not in Shame: The Six Months After Pearl Harbor
  • Captured by History: One Man's Vision of Our Tumultuous Century
  • The Dillinger Days
  • Gods of War
  • The Great Dirigibles: Their Triumphs & Disasters
  • In Mortal Combat: Korea 1950-1953
  • Infamy: Pearl Harbor And Its Aftermath
  • The Last 100 Days: The Tumultuous and Controversial Story of the Final Days of World War II in Europe
  • No Man's Land: 1918, The Last Year of the Great War
  • Occupation
  • The Rising Sun : The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945, ISBN 0812968581.

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