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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

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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz
Title
The splendid and the vile
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a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill rose up during Britain's darkest year to teach the nation the art of being fearless. It is the story of political brinksmanship in the global arena, but also an intimate domestic drama. Larson follows Churchill through the streets and meeting rooms of London, then out of the city to Chequers or Ditchley - the strongholds when the moon was brightest and the bombing threat most intense. Drawing on a wealth of untapped sources, including recently declassified files, intelligence reports, and personal diaries only now available, Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year, and a compelling personal insight into the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their daughters, Sarah, Diana, and the youngest, Mary, who chafed against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; her illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the cadre of close advisors who comprised Churchill's 'Secret Circle', including his dangerously observant private secretary, John Colville; newspaper baron Lord Beaverbrook; and the Rasputin-like Federick Lindemann
Summary
Draws on personal diaries, archival documents and declassified intelligence in a portrait of Winston Churchill that explores his day-to-day experiences during the Blitz and his role in uniting England
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Biography type
individual biography
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10844344
Cataloging source
SALS
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1954-
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Larson, Erik
Dewey number
940.544
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Leadership
  • Prime ministers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz
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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz, Erik Larson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Bleak Expectations -- The Rising Threat -- A Certain Eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and Dust -- The Americans -- Love Amid the Flames -- One Year to the Day -- Epilogue: as time went by
Control code
000066888545
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 585 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008274979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1145768571
Label
The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz, Erik Larson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Bleak Expectations -- The Rising Threat -- A Certain Eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and Dust -- The Americans -- Love Amid the Flames -- One Year to the Day -- Epilogue: as time went by
Control code
000066888545
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 585 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008274979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1145768571

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