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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz / Erik Larson.

Larson, Erik, 1954- (author.).


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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  • ISBN: 9780593172070
  • ISBN: 0593172078
  • Physical Description: xiii, 1015 pages (large print) : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 927-943) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Prime ministers > Great Britain > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects > Great Britain.
Large type books.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century.
Large type books.
Military campaigns.
Prime ministers.
Social aspects.
Great Britain.
Genre: Biographies.
Large type books.

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