The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz (Large print book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz

Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : First large print editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Draws on personal diaries, archival documents and declassified intelligence in a portrait of Winston Churchill that explores his day-to-day experiences during the Blitz and his role in uniting England.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Larson
ISBN: 9780593172070 0593172078
OCLC Number: 1129180345
Description: xiii, 1015 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Bleak expectations --
The rising threat --
A certain eventuality --
Dread --
Blood and dust --
The Americans --
Love amid the flames --
One year to the day --
Epilogue. As time went by.
Responsibility: Erik Larson.

Abstract:

Draws on personal diaries, archival documents and declassified intelligence in a portrait of Winston Churchill that explores his day-to-day experiences during the Blitz and his role in uniting England.

On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler waged a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold the country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally, willing to fight to the end. Larson shows how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless."--Adapted from back cover

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