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Author McCarten, Anthony, 1961- author.

Title Darkest hour : how churchill brought England back from the brink / Anthony McCarten. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 316 pages) : illustrations
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Summary From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister-soon to be a major motion picture starring Gary Oldman. "He was speaking to the nation, the world, and indeed to history ..." May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror-as well as a skeptical King, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people' In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how an often uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated Bafta-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how he practiced and re-wrote his key speeches, from 'Blood, toil, tears and sweat' to 'We shall fight on the beaches'; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, and his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how 25 days helped make one man an icon. Using new archive material, McCarten reveals the crucial behind-the-scenes moments that changed the course of history. It's a scarier-and more human-story than has ever been told. "McCarten's pulse-pounding narrative transports the reader to those springtime weeks in 1940 when the fate of the world rested on the shoulders of Winston Churchill. A true story thrillingly told. Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable."--Michael F. Bishop, Executive Director of the International Churchill Society.
Presents an account of the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister and how he met the challenges of the Blitzkrieg.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-305) and index.
Subject Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. (OCoLC)fst01716876
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1936-1945
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1936-1945.
Political leadership -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- England.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Prime ministers. (OCoLC)fst01076416
Great Britain -- History -- 1936-1945.
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): McCarten, Anthony, 1961- Darkest hour New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017 9780062749512 (NjBwBT)bl2017034059 (OCoLC)982559468
ISBN 9780062749543 : $16.99
0062749544 : $16.99
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