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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

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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
Title variation
6 minutes in May
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Author
Subject
Genre
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 Monutes 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. Uncovering fascinating new research and delving deep into the backgrounds of the key players, he has given us a new perspective on this critical moment in our history."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
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Shakespeare, Nicholas
Dewey number
941.084
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
Label
Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became prime minister, Nicholas Shakespeare
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060991668
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781846559723
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002212568
System control number
(OCoLC)1004974117
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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060991668
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781846559723
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002212568
System control number
(OCoLC)1004974117

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