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The Resource Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink, Anthony McCarten

Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink, Anthony McCarten

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Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink
Title
Darkest hour
Title remainder
how Churchill brought England back from the brink
Statement of responsibility
Anthony McCarten
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror--as well as a skeptical king, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people? In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how a sometimes uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated BAFTA-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how Churchill practiced and rewrote his key speeches, from 'Blood, toil, tears and sweat' to 'We shall fight on the beaches'; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany and his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how twenty-five days helped make one man an icon"--Back cover
Summary
May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror—as well as a skeptical King, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people?
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10596980
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1961-
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McCarten, Anthony
Dewey number
941.084092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prime ministers
  • Large type books
  • Politics and government
  • Prime ministers
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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how Churchill brought England back from the brink
Label
Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink, Anthony McCarten
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print"--Page 4 of Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-376)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A house divided -- The social wastrel -- A leader falls -- The holy fox -- The great "dictator" -- Blood, toil, tears and sweat -- The worsening situation -- Fear, doubts and pressures from within -- Cabinet crisis and leadership -- "Fight on the beaches" -- Epilogue: If the truth be told
Control code
ocn982649746
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe Edition.
Extent
xiii, 376 pages (large print), 8 pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062790767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)982649746
Label
Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink, Anthony McCarten
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print"--Page 4 of Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-376)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A house divided -- The social wastrel -- A leader falls -- The holy fox -- The great "dictator" -- Blood, toil, tears and sweat -- The worsening situation -- Fear, doubts and pressures from within -- Cabinet crisis and leadership -- "Fight on the beaches" -- Epilogue: If the truth be told
Control code
ocn982649746
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe Edition.
Extent
xiii, 376 pages (large print), 8 pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062790767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)982649746

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