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The splendid and the vile : Churchill, family and defiance during the bombing of London

Larson, Erik, 1954-2021
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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 would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons (30,000 of them Londoners) and destroying two million homes. It was down to Churchill to hold the country together - and to manage the war. In 'The Splendid and the Vile', Erik Larson gives a brilliant account with cinematic detail, showing how Britain's most iconic leader set about unifying the nation at its most vulnerable moment, and teaching 'the art of being fearless'.
Author:
Imprint:
London : William Collins, 2021.
Collation:
xiv, 585 pages : illustration (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780008274986 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
941.084092941.084B CHU LAR940.5421
Language:
English
BRN:
4975755
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