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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
Title remainder
a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • 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, Hitler waged a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold the country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally, willing to fight to the end. Larson shows how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." -- adapted from back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
940.54/2121
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
L326 2020b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Large type books
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Large type books
  • Military campaigns
  • Prime ministers
  • Social aspects
  • Great Britain
Label
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 (pages 927-943) 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
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
on1129180345
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xiii, 1015 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593172070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1129180345
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 (pages 927-943) 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
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
on1129180345
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xiii, 1015 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593172070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1129180345

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