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The Resource Finest years : Churchill as warlord 1940-45, Max Hastings ; read by Barnaby Edwards

Finest years : Churchill as warlord 1940-45, Max Hastings ; read by Barnaby Edwards

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Finest years : Churchill as warlord 1940-45
Title
Finest years
Title remainder
Churchill as warlord 1940-45
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings ; read by Barnaby Edwards
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winston Churchill was the greatest war leader Britain ever had. In 1940, the nation rallied behind him in an extraordinary fashion. But thereafter, argues Max Hastings, there was a deep divide between what Churchill wanted from the British people and their army, and what they were capable of delivering. Himself a hero, he expected others to show themselves heroes also, and was often disappointed. It is little understood how low his popularity fell in 1942, amid an unbroken succession of battlefield defeats. Some of his closest colleagues joined a clamour for him to abandon his role directing the war machine. Hastings paints a wonderfully vivid image of the prime minister in triumph and tragedy. He describes the 'second Dunkirk', in 1940, when Churchill's impulsiveness threatened to lose Britain almost as many troops in north-west France as had been saved from the beaches; his wooing of the Americans, and struggles with the Russians. British wartime unity was increasingly tarnished by workers' unrest, with many strikes in mines and key industries. By looking at Churchill from the outside in, through the eyes of British soldiers, civilians and newspapers - and also those of Russians and Americans - Hastings provides new perspectives on the greatest Englishman. He condemns as folly Churchill's attempt to promote mass uprisings in occupied Europe, and details 'Unthinkable' - his amazing 1945 plan for an Allied offensive against the Russians to liberate Poland. Here is an intimate and affectionate portrait of Churchill as Britain's saviour, but also an unsparing examination of the wartime nation which he led and the performance of its armed forces
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AU-TuBPP
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Hastings, Max
Dewey number
941.084092
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not applicable
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Intended audience
Adult
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PerformerNote
Read by Barnaby Edwards
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Edwards, Barnaby
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Public opinion
  • Great Britain
  • Audiobooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Finest years : Churchill as warlord 1940-45, Max Hastings ; read by Barnaby Edwards
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 23 audio CDs
  • Duration: 27:02:09
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781486285655-BOL030005-000
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
23 audio discs (CD) (27 hr., 02 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781486285655
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Finest years : Churchill as warlord 1940-45, Max Hastings ; read by Barnaby Edwards
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 23 audio CDs
  • Duration: 27:02:09
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781486285655-BOL030005-000
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
23 audio discs (CD) (27 hr., 02 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781486285655
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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