9780385348713-0385348711-The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz (CROWN)

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz (CROWN)

ISBN-13: 9780385348713
ISBN-10: 0385348711
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Larson, Erik
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Crown
Format: Hardcover 608 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780385348713
ISBN-10: 0385348711
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Larson, Erik
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Crown
Format: Hardcover 608 pages

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Acknowledged authors Larson, Erik wrote The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz (CROWN) comprising 608 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0385348711 and 9780385348713. Since then The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz (CROWN) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.80 or rent at the marketplace.

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz

“A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.”—NPR

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2020 BY The Washington Post HuffPost The Seattle Times Lit Hub The Week PopSugar

On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf 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 would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally—and willing to fight to the end.

In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it’s also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill’s prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports—some released only recently—Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents’ wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela’s illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill’s “Secret Circle,” to whom he turns in the hardest moments.

The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today’s political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.
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