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The Resource Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink, Anthony McCarten

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

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Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink
Title
Darkest hour
Title remainder
how Churchill brought England back from the brink
Statement of responsibility
Anthony McCarten
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents an account of the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister and how he met the challenges of the Blitzkrieg
  • "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."--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
941.084092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
M382 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink, Anthony McCarten
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062749512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1008887577
  • 802518
  • (OCoLC)on1008887577
  • 802518
Label
Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink, Anthony McCarten
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062749512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1008887577
  • 802518
  • (OCoLC)on1008887577
  • 802518

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