The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
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 ...more
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May 10, 1940 through May 10, 1941 was a pivotal year, with the fate of England entirely uncertain and world domination by Hitler a frightening ...more
“Mine is a more intimate account that delves into how Churchill and his ...more
Erik Larson’s latest deep historical delve takes readers to Winston Churchill’s Blitz-battered but still resilient Britain.
Once again, the author manages to create a historical snapshot that manages to be both simultaneously sweeping in scope of its subject matter yet also deeply intimate. Admittedly, the sheer amount of detail that fills this book’s pages can occasionally make one feel a little bogged down beneath it all. There were ...more
I have read all of Erik Larson's previous works so I am clearly biased. He is such as wonderful writer and storyteller. His books are a complete pleasure to read. His latest is no exception to that rule! I am sucker for all Churchill stories to begin with.
I can't imagine that anyone even a. new reader of Larson's work would be anything but delighted with this one. I learned so much from this ...more
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