Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

How Churchill Brought England Back From the Brink

Large Print - 2017 | First HarperLuxe edition.
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, [2017]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062790767
Branch Call Number: Large Print 941.084092 McCa
Characteristics: xiii, 376 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
large print.


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May 03, 2018

Churchhill with all his faults was definitely the right man at the right time to lead Britain out of the Nazi mess. That country was dangerously close to asking for a peace treaty with the Axis powers very early into the war.

I believe to save over 200 thousand troops from Dunkirk was divine intervention from the Lord working.

Jan 09, 2018

I wish that all Canadians read this book (or watch the movie) and make a quality comparison with the leaders they elect to office nowadays!

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