John Toland was an outstanding American historian of the second half of the twentieth century. Among his numerous honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for The Rising Sun, a book about the rise and fall of the Japanese empire during World War II.
Among his many books, both non-fiction and fiction, was a best-selling biography, Adolf Hitler, and an autobiography, Captured by History.
He died at the age of 91 on January 4, 2004, in
John Toland supported the work of the Institute for Historical Review. His lecture at the Tenth IHR Conference (1990), entitled “Living History,” was published in The Journal of Historical Review, Spring 1991. Audio and video recordings are available for sale from the IHR.