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100 1  Larson, Erik,|d1954-|4aut 
245 14 The splendid and the vile :|ba saga of Churchill, family, 
       and defiance during the Blitz /|cErik Larson 
250    First edition 
264  1 New York :|bCrown,|c[2020] 
264  4 |c©2020 
300    xii, 585 sidor|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-554) and 
520    "The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in 
       the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and 
       compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during
       the Blitz 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. It was up to Churchill to hold the
       country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt
       that Britain was a worthy ally-and willing to fight to the
       end. In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in 
       cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people 
       "the art of being fearless." It is a story of political 
       brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama set
       against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial 
       country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, 
       where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest 
       and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 
       Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original 
       archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports-
       some released only recently-Larson provides a new lens on 
       London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of
       Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their 
       youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' 
       wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his 
       beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a
       dashing American emissary; and the cadre of close advisers
       who comprised Churchill's "Secret Circle," including his 
       lovestruck private secretary, John Colville; newspaper 
       baron Lord Beaverbrook; and the Rasputin-like Frederick 
       Lindemann. The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of 
       today's political dysfunction and back to a time of true 
       leadership, when-in the face of unrelenting horror-
       Churchill's eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a 
       country, and a family, together."--|cProvided by publisher
600 14 Churchill, Winston,|d1874-1965 
650  0 Prime ministers|zGreat Britain|vBiography 
650  0 World War, 1939-1945|zGreat Britain 
650  0 World War, 1939-1945|xCampaigns|zGreat Britain 
650  0 World War, 1939-1945|xSocial aspects|zGreat Britain 
650  7 Blitzen, London, 1940-1941|2sao 
650  7 Premiärministrar|2sao 
650  7 Andra världskriget 1939-1945|2sao 
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