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

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

Label
The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz
Title
The splendid and the vile
Title remainder
a saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book reads like a novel, and even though everyone (hopefully) knows how the war ultimately ended, he keeps the reader turning the pages with his gripping prose' NPR A startling, gripping portrait of what it was like to be alive in Britain during the Blitz, and what it was like to be around Churchill. 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, the Nazis would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons and destroying two million homes. In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson gives a new and brilliantly cinematic account of how Britain's most iconic leader set about unifying the nation at its most vulnerable moment, and teaching 'the art of being fearless.' Drawing on once-secret intelligence reports and diaries, #1 bestselling author Larson takes readers from the shelled streets of London to Churchill's own chambers, giving a vivid vision of true leadership, when – in the face of unrelenting horror – a leader of eloquence, strategic brilliance and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz, Erik Larson
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4966124
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ODN0004966124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780008274955
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
89E7D9C1-54F0-42DA-8245-5D2ABA69BCB0
Label
The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz, Erik Larson
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4966124
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ODN0004966124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780008274955
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
89E7D9C1-54F0-42DA-8245-5D2ABA69BCB0

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