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The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz

Larson, Erik 1954- (author.).

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  • 0 of 10 copies available at Kenton County.

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5 current holds with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024021978 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/15/2021
Covington Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024273488 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/11/2021
Covington Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024977922 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/19/2021
Erlanger Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024021994 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/10/2021
Erlanger Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024273512 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/13/2021
Erlanger Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024977906 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/04/2021
Wm. E. Durr Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024021986 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/23/2021
Wm. E. Durr Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024273447 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/22/2021
Wm. E. Durr Branch 940.54211 L334s 2020 (Text) 33126024273462 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/09/2021
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  • ISBN: 9780385348713
  • ISBN: 0385348711
  • ISBN: 9780385348720
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 585 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2020]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-554) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Bleak Expectations -- The Rising Threat -- A Certain Eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and Dust -- The Americans -- Love Amid the Flames -- One Year to the Day -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "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."--
Subject: Churchill, Winston 1874-1965
Prime ministers Great Britain Biography
World War, 1939-1945 Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 Social aspects Great Britain
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