The Resource Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister, Nicholas Shakespeare

Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister, Nicholas Shakespeare

Label
Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister
Title
Six minutes in May
Title remainder
how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Shakespeare
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
London, early May 1940: Britain is on the brink of war and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking over at the helm, but in SIX MINUTES IN MAY Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have gone in a different direction. The first land battle of the war was fought in the far north, in Norway. It went disastrously for the Allies and many blamed Churchill. Yet weeks later he would rise to the most powerful post in the country, overtaking Chamberlain and the favourite to succeed him, Lord Halifax. It took just six minutes for MPs to cast the votes that brought down Chamberlain. Shakespeare shows us both the dramatic action on the battlefield in Norway and the machinations and personal relationships in Westminster that led up to this crucial point
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shakespeare, Nicholas
Dewey number
941.084
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
Label
Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister, Nicholas Shakespeare
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 508 pages
Isbn
9781846559730
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister, Nicholas Shakespeare
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 508 pages
Isbn
9781846559730
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print

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