The Splendid and the Vile : A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz


The Splendid and the Vile : A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'Every time Churchill took to the airwaves it was as if he were injecting adrenaline-soaked courage directly into the British people ... Larson tells the story of how that feat was accomplished ... Fresh, fast and deeply moving.' New York Times

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.


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Details

Author(s)
Erik Larson
Format
Paperback | 608 pages
Dimensions
153 x 234 x 37mm | 780g
Publication date
03 Mar 2020
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint
William Collins
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0008274975
ISBN13
9780008274979
Bestsellers rank
39,621