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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
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The splendid and the vile
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a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz
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Erik Larson
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eng
Summary
"The #1 New York Times bestselling 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 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 would wage 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-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 cadre of close advisers who comprised Churchill's "Secret Circle," including his lovestruck private secretary, John Colville; newspaper baron Lord Beaverbrook; and the Rasputin-like Frederick Lindemann. 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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individual biography
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1954-
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Larson, Erik
Dewey number
940.54/2121
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
L326 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Prime ministers
  • Social aspects
  • Great Britain
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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz, Erik Larson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-554) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Bleak expectations -- Part one: The rising threat. The Coroner departs -- A night at the Savoy -- London and Washington -- Galvanized -- Moondread -- Göring -- Sufficient bliss -- The first bombs -- Mirror image -- Apparition -- Part two: A certain eventuality -- The mystery of Swan Castle -- The ghosts of dull people -- Scarification -- "This queer and deadly game" -- London and Berlin -- The Red Warning -- "Tofrek!" -- Resignation no. 1 -- Force H -- Berlin -- Champagne and Garbo -- Have we sunk so low? -- What's in a name? -- The tyrant's appeal -- The Prof's surprise -- White gloves at dawn -- Directive no. 17 -- "Oh, moon, lovely moon" -- Part three: Dread -- Eagle day -- Perplexity -- Göring -- The bomber in the pasture -- Berlin -- Ol' Man River -- Berlin -- Teatime -- The lost bombers -- Berlin -- Ah, youth! -- Berlin and Washington -- He is coming -- Ominous doings -- Cap Blanc-Nez -- Part four: Blood and dust -- On a quiet blue day -- Unpredictable magic -- Sleep -- Terms of imprisonment -- Berlin -- Fear -- Hess -- Sanctuary -- Berlin -- Target Churchill -- Spendthrift -- Washington and Berlin -- The frog speech -- The ovipositor -- Our special source -- A coventry farewell -- Distraction -- Special delivery -- Directive -- That silly old dollar sign -- A toad at the gate -- Weihnachten -- Rumors -- Christmas -- Egglayer -- Auld Lang Syne -- Part five: The Americans -- Secrets -- The eleven-thirty special -- To scapa flow -- "Whither thou goest" -- Directive no. 23 -- The coming violence -- London, Washington, and Berlin -- Saturday night -- The tall man with the smile -- Snakeships -- Bayonet quadrille -- The gambler -- A treat for Clementine -- Men -- Part six: Love amid the flames -- Grave news -- Scorn -- That night at the Dorchester -- The White Cliffs -- Berlin -- This scowling valley -- Gloom -- Eric -- Le coeur dit -- Of panzers and pansies -- Le coeur encore -- Moonrise -- Part seven: One year to the day -- A beam named Anton -- Interloper -- The cruelest raid -- A surprise for Hitler -- Blood, sweat, and tears -- A weekend at Chequers -- Epilogue: As time went by
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1 online resource (xii, 585 pages)
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Isbn
9780385348720
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2019045029
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  • c
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illustrations, map.
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  • (OCoLC)1125276941
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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz, Erik Larson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-554) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bleak expectations -- Part one: The rising threat. The Coroner departs -- A night at the Savoy -- London and Washington -- Galvanized -- Moondread -- Göring -- Sufficient bliss -- The first bombs -- Mirror image -- Apparition -- Part two: A certain eventuality -- The mystery of Swan Castle -- The ghosts of dull people -- Scarification -- "This queer and deadly game" -- London and Berlin -- The Red Warning -- "Tofrek!" -- Resignation no. 1 -- Force H -- Berlin -- Champagne and Garbo -- Have we sunk so low? -- What's in a name? -- The tyrant's appeal -- The Prof's surprise -- White gloves at dawn -- Directive no. 17 -- "Oh, moon, lovely moon" -- Part three: Dread -- Eagle day -- Perplexity -- Göring -- The bomber in the pasture -- Berlin -- Ol' Man River -- Berlin -- Teatime -- The lost bombers -- Berlin -- Ah, youth! -- Berlin and Washington -- He is coming -- Ominous doings -- Cap Blanc-Nez -- Part four: Blood and dust -- On a quiet blue day -- Unpredictable magic -- Sleep -- Terms of imprisonment -- Berlin -- Fear -- Hess -- Sanctuary -- Berlin -- Target Churchill -- Spendthrift -- Washington and Berlin -- The frog speech -- The ovipositor -- Our special source -- A coventry farewell -- Distraction -- Special delivery -- Directive -- That silly old dollar sign -- A toad at the gate -- Weihnachten -- Rumors -- Christmas -- Egglayer -- Auld Lang Syne -- Part five: The Americans -- Secrets -- The eleven-thirty special -- To scapa flow -- "Whither thou goest" -- Directive no. 23 -- The coming violence -- London, Washington, and Berlin -- Saturday night -- The tall man with the smile -- Snakeships -- Bayonet quadrille -- The gambler -- A treat for Clementine -- Men -- Part six: Love amid the flames -- Grave news -- Scorn -- That night at the Dorchester -- The White Cliffs -- Berlin -- This scowling valley -- Gloom -- Eric -- Le coeur dit -- Of panzers and pansies -- Le coeur encore -- Moonrise -- Part seven: One year to the day -- A beam named Anton -- Interloper -- The cruelest raid -- A surprise for Hitler -- Blood, sweat, and tears -- A weekend at Chequers -- Epilogue: As time went by
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 585 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385348720
Lccn
2019045029
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fd488495-4444-4916-9a0a-55ace7b9f858
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1125276941
  • (OCoLC)on1125276941

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