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Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink / Anthony McCarten.

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  • ISBN: 006274951X
  • ISBN: 9780062749512
  • Physical Description: xii, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition, Library edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-305) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: A house divided -- The social wastrel -- A leader falls -- The holy fox -- The great "dictator" -- Blood, toil, tears and sweat -- The worsening situation -- Fear, doubts and pressures from within -- Cabinet crisis and leadership -- "Fight on the beaches" -- Epilogue: If the truth be told.
Summary, etc.: "May 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror--as well as a skeptical king, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people? In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how a sometimes uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated BAFTA-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how Churchill practiced and rewrote his key speeches, from 'Blood, toil, tears, and sweat' to 'We shall fight on the beaches'; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany and his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how twenty-five days helped make one man an icon. Using new archive material, McCarten explores the crucial behind-the-scenes moments that changed the course of history. It's a scarier--and more human--story than has ever been told."
Subject: Great Britain Politics and government 1936-1945
Prime ministers Great Britain Biography
Political leadership Great Britain History 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 Great Britain
Churchill, Winston 1874-1965
Genre: Biographies.
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