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, Alone 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 :, Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781631491320
1631491326
Characteristics: xiv, 525 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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