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Five Days in London, May 1940 by John Lukacs
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Mar 28, 2009

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Read in April, 2009

John Lukacs, according to Neil, is a good historian and this book is written so that even a popular audience will find it accessable. I was "assigned" this book as required reading for Neil's Spring Break Travel Study Class - London & Paris & WWII. I can't poke any holes in his historical analysis and it was well-written, but I think that I probably would have done better with this book if I'd actually read it and not tried to listen to it while driving to work; I wasn't listening with as much attention as I should have and probably missed quite a few things. Nevertheless, if you are interested in learning more about Churchill's struggle with the "defeatist" including Chamberlian, Halifax and even the U.S. Ambassador (Kennedy), this is a good place to start.

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