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Troublesome young men : the rebels who brought Churchill to power and helped save England

Author: Lynne Olson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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On May 7, 1940, the House of Commons began perhaps the most crucial debate in British parliamentary history. On its outcome hung the future of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's government and also of Britain. [In this book, the author offers an] account of how a small group of rebellious Tory MPs defied the Chamberlain government's defeatist policies that aimed to appease Europe's tyrants and eventually forced  Read more...
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Named Person: Winston Churchill; Neville Chamberlain; Neville Chamberlain; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Olson
OCLC Number: 216935214
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007. 1st ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: "We may be going to die" --
Playing the game --
"Troublesome young men" --
"Dictators are very popular these days" --
"I lack the 'spunk'" --
"Quite simply, he told lies" --
"Our own soul is at stake" --
"'Terrible, unmitigated, unparalleled dishonor'" --
Retribution --
"Waiting for a stirring lead" --
"Here is the testing" --
"Speak for England" --
Playing at war --
"The misery of doing nothing" --
"He is absolutely loyal" --
"Gambling with the life of the nation" --
"'In the name of God, go!" --
"Victory at all costs" --
Question of loyalty --
Son's betrayal --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Lynne Olson.

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On May 7, 1940, the House of Commons began perhaps the most crucial debate in British parliamentary history. On its outcome hung the future of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's government and also of Britain. [In this book, the author offers an] account of how a small group of rebellious Tory MPs defied the Chamberlain government's defeatist policies that aimed to appease Europe's tyrants and eventually forced the prime minister's resignation. Some historians dismiss the "phony war" that preceded this turning point - from September 1939, when Britain and France declared war on Germany, to May 1940, when Winston Churchill became prime minister - as a time of waiting and inaction, but [she] makes no such mistake, and describes in dramatic detail the public unrest that spread through Britain then, as people realized how poorly prepared the nation was to confront Hitler, how their basic civil liberties were being jeopardized, and also that there were intrepid politicians willing to risk political suicide to spearhead the opposition to Chamberlain - Harold Macmillan, Robert Boothby, Leo Amery, Ronald Cartland, and Lord Robert Cranborne among them. -Dust jacket.

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