The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
ISBN: 0593172078
EAN13: 9780593172070
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 10, 2020
Pages: 1040
Dimensions: 2.007874" H x 9.173228" L x 6.102362" W
Weight: 2.056913 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz--an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis

One of Erik Larson's] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.--Time - A bravura performance by one of America's greatest storytellers.--NPR

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE EAST HAMPTON STAR AND ONE OF THE BEST BOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - Time - Vogue - NPR - The Washington Post - The Globe & Mail - Fortune - Bloomberg - New York Post - The New York Public Library - Kirkus Reviews - LibraryReads - PopMatters

On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Adolf 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. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end.

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