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In command of history : Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War

Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: Penguin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We see how the memoirs were censored by Whitehall to conceal secrets such as the codebreakers at Bletchley Park, and how Churchill himself censored them to avoid offending current world leaders.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Winston S Churchill, Sir; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Reynolds
ISBN: 0141019646 9780141019642 0713998199 9780713998191
OCLC Number: 505347006
Notes: Originally published by Allen Lane 2004.
Description: xxvi, [646] pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Epilogue, July 1945 --
To write or not to write? --
Contracts : Churchill against the publishers --
Papers : Churchill against the bureaucrats --
Reputation : Churchill against mortality --
Taking the plunge --
The gathering storm, 1919-1940, 1946-1948 : Setting a course ; The unnecessary road to Munich ; Twilight for Chamberlain, New dawn for Churchill ; Prophet of the past and the future --
Their finest hour 1940, 1946-1949 : Between memoir and history ; 'Victory at all costs' ; The Battle of Britain and the Mediterranean gamble ; His finest hour --
The grand alliance, 1941-1942, 1948-1950 : 'In the event of your death' ; The crisis of spring 1941 ; forging an alliance ; 'Man of the half-century' --
The hinge of fate, 1942-1943, 1948-1951 : 'The worst mess yet' ; Asian disasters, desert victory, and the silence of Stalingrad ; Second front --
when, where, how? ; Fighting with allies --
and colleagues ; 'The best of Winnie's memoirs' --
Closing the ring, 1941-1944, 1949-1952 : Deadlines ; Churchill and 'the Mediterranean strategy' ; The tyranny of 'Overlord' ; The future of Europe ; 'On the defensive' --
Triumph and tragedy, 1944-1945, 1950-1954 : A very diplomatic history ; Overlord and underdog ; The unnecessary Cold War ; 'It seems incredible' --
Leaving it to history, 1955-65 --
Prologue, January 1965.
Responsibility: David Reynolds.

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