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The Resource Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory, Michael Korda

Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory, Michael Korda

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Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory
Title
Alone
Title remainder
Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory
Statement of responsibility
Michael Korda
Title variation
  • Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk
  • Alone
Title variation remainder
defeat into victory
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of World War II, [this book] brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history. For, indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France while the supposedly impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister in an astonishing political drama as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why, and also tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated."--David McCullough
Summary
Author and former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster Michael Korda was born in England in 1933; his family went to the US in 1941 for the duration of World War II. In Alone, Korda weaves his childhood memories of Britain with a thoroughly researched history of the early months of the war up through the 1940 evacuation from Dunkirk. This detailed history presents an engaging review of military tactics and international politics, illuminated by Korda's personal recollections. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10574529
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DLC
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1933-
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Korda, Michael
Dewey number
  • 940.54/21428
  • 940.5421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Korda, Michael
  • Dunkirk, Battle of, Dunkerque, France, 1940
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory
Label
Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory, Michael Korda
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-489) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Prologue : "The past is a foreign country" -- Part one. The Second Great War. To the brink -- The failure of diplomacy -- "Speak for England!" -- The phoney war -- Operation Pied Piper -- Case Yellow -- "Gad, gentlemen, here's to our greatest victory of the war" -- Hitler "missed the bus" -- "In the name of God, go" -- Part two. The Battle of France. "The top of the greasy pole" -- Rommel crosses the Meuse -- "We are beaten; we have lost the battle" -- "The mortal gravity of the hour" -- May 20, 1940 : "a pretty fair pig of a day" -- "The fatal slope" -- "Hard and heavy tidings" -- The sharp end of the stick -- The Battle of Arras : "we may be foutu" -- "Their zest and delight in shooting Germans was most entertaining" -- Part three. Dunkirk. The burghers of Calais -- "Fight it out to the bitter end" -- Flag officer, Dover -- The home front -- "Presume troops know they are cutting their way home to Blighty" -- Dynamo -- "Fight it out, here or elsewhere" -- Holding the line -- "The little ships" -- "The best mug of tea I have ever had in my life" -- "Arm in arm" -- "We are going to beat them" -- The Dunkirk spirit -- At sea
Control code
ocn982465233
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 525 pages
Isbn
9781631491320
Lccn
2017017244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027486028
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982465233
Label
Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory, Michael Korda
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "The past is a foreign country" -- Part one. The Second Great War. To the brink -- The failure of diplomacy -- "Speak for England!" -- The phoney war -- Operation Pied Piper -- Case Yellow -- "Gad, gentlemen, here's to our greatest victory of the war" -- Hitler "missed the bus" -- "In the name of God, go" -- Part two. The Battle of France. "The top of the greasy pole" -- Rommel crosses the Meuse -- "We are beaten; we have lost the battle" -- "The mortal gravity of the hour" -- May 20, 1940 : "a pretty fair pig of a day" -- "The fatal slope" -- "Hard and heavy tidings" -- The sharp end of the stick -- The Battle of Arras : "we may be foutu" -- "Their zest and delight in shooting Germans was most entertaining" -- Part three. Dunkirk. The burghers of Calais -- "Fight it out to the bitter end" -- Flag officer, Dover -- The home front -- "Presume troops know they are cutting their way home to Blighty" -- Dynamo -- "Fight it out, here or elsewhere" -- Holding the line -- "The little ships" -- "The best mug of tea I have ever had in my life" -- "Arm in arm" -- "We are going to beat them" -- The Dunkirk spirit -- At sea
Control code
ocn982465233
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 525 pages
Isbn
9781631491320
Lccn
2017017244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027486028
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982465233

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