Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink (Large Print / Paperback)

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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 a sometimes uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated BAFTA-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how Churchill practiced and rewrote 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 twenty-five days helped make one man an icon.

Praise For…

“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.  Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable, <i>The Darkest Hour</i> is a true story thrillingly told.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062790767
ISBN-10: 0062790765
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English