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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
Title
The splendid and the vile
Title remainder
a saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 (30,000 of them Londoners) and destroying two million homes. It was down to Churchill to hold the country together - and to manage the war. In 'The Splendid and the Vile', Erik Larson gives a brilliant account with cinematic detail, showing how Britain's most iconic leader set about unifying the nation at its most vulnerable moment, and teaching 'the art of being fearless'
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
  • 941'.084'092
  • 941'.084'092
  • 940.5'42121
  • 940.542121
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • History
Label
The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz, Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008274948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 585 pages
Isbn
9780008274948
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration (black and white), map (black and white)
Label
The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family and defiance during the Blitz, Erik Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008274948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 585 pages
Isbn
9780008274948
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration (black and white), map (black and white)

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