Alone

Alone

Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : Defeat Into Victory

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"Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of World War II, [this book] brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history. For, indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France while the supposedly impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister in an astonishing political drama as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why, and also tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated."--David McCullough.
Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781631491320
1631491326
Branch Call Number: 940.542 KORDA
Characteristics: xiv, 525 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile ; 25 cm

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RobertBoucher
Dec 15, 2017

I enjoyed this book. The author reverts back to his childhood during the time of Dunkirk every third chapter or so. One of my English pal from Hemstead was also a youngster during the blitz and remembers the family. I recommend this book to any one who is curious about Dunkirk.

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