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John Toland

John TolandAKA John Willard Toland

Born: 29-Jun-1912
Birthplace: La Crosse, WI
Died: 4-Jan-2004
Location of death: Danbury, CT [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Rising Sun

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII)


[1] Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT.

Wife: (div., two daughters)
Daughter: diana (b. 1945)
Daughter: Marcia (b. 1946)
Wife: Toshiko Matsumura (m. 1960, one daughter)
Daughter: Tamiko

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
    University: Williams College
    University: Yale University

    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 1971 for The Rising Sun

Author of books:
Ships in the Sky: The Story of the Great Dirigibles (1957, history)
Battle: The Story of the Bulge (1959, history)
But Not in Shame: The Six Months After Pearl Harbor (1961, history)
The Last 100 Days. The Tumultuous & Controversial Story of the Final Days of World War II in Europe (1966, history)
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 (1970, history)
Adolf Hitler (1976, biography)
No Man's Land: 1918 -- The Last Year of the Great War (1980, history)
Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath (1982, history)
Gods of War (1985, novel)
Occupation (1987, novel)



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