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Download ePub ð The Splendid and the Vile ò 464 pages ¸ [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Splendid and the Vile Author Erik Larson – On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen and the Dunkirk evacuation was E Erik Larson shows 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 Cheuers; 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 se This is splendid intense emotional perfectly crafted and so far one of the best nonfictions I’ve read The author’s fantastic talented writing hooks you from the beginning and you see so many similarities about the portrait of Churchill has been adapted into Joe Wright’s movie Darkest Hour which has been brought Gary Oldman an Oscar statuette We learned so much about Battle of Britain and how British folks’ destiny has been sealed by a powerful and fearless leader’s smart tactics and powerful political moves It was like a high tension fast forwarded chess game but unfortunately not only the pawns at risk the entire country’s faith has been depended on great mind’s risky but also determined actions Especially reading the negotiation parts between Churchill and Roosevelt was illuminating and informative I also enjoy Churchill’s intimate relationship with his family members his adorable cat his eccentric uirky nature Clementine was not only his wife but also another greatest mind and strategist to help him look at the facts from other perspectives and of his daughter Mary was joyful lovely character takes our minds from the war strategies and remind us the beauty of being young and hopefulOverall it’s informative phenomenal action packed controversial breath taking reading with its well crafted and perfectly portrayed characters that highly recommend to all readers who know the real taste of amazing writingbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister Adolf 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 45000 Britons It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally and willing to fight to the endIn The Splendid and the Vil What a poignant read for the times we are in as the world is fighting a different type of war without the guns and bombs and those in government must make the tough decisions to keep us safe A few Winston Churchills wouldn’t go amiss in heading the Governments of today Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few Sir Winston Churchill I have always had a gra for Winston Churchill and was excited when I heard that Erik Larson was writing a book portraying London during the Blitz and focusing on Churchill and his family and friends I listened to this one on audible and while it’s extremely well narrated it is not my favorite way to read non fiction and history as I am always wondering if the hard copy had maps or photographs that I may be missing out onThis is extremely well researched and written account and takes you right into those air shelters in London and the terror and fear that the majority of British folk faced during the war I leaned so many facts and figures concerning the battle to save Britain and the early years of the war I loved this take on Winston Churchill where his confidence leadership and eccentricities shine through When a country is facing the challenge of War a leader like Churchill is a necessity and Britain certainly had a leader who was fearless and could make the tough decisions needed at the time I enjoyed reading about Rudolf Hess’s trip to Scotland and about the negotiations between Churchill and RooseveltChurchill’s daughter Mary brings a fresh and young vide to the book as we see her excitement and fun loving escapades through snippets from her teenage to adult diaries to where she commands an anti aircraft battery as a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service I enjoyed reading about Churchill’s eccentric nature and what made him tick and his love for his cat I adored his uirky nature and his ability to not give a toss what people thought of him And of course Clementine who was not only a wife and mother but Churchill’s close advisor and confident vetting his speeches smoothing over his faux pas whenever he made themA terrific look back in history and a book I throughly enjoyed and I think readers interested in World War II and the battle of Britain might well enjoy this one

ePub The Splendid and the Vile

The Splendid and the VileCret 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 advisers in Churchill's Secret Circle to whom he turns in the hardest moment I have read several books by Eric Larson but “ Devil In The White City” was always my favorite but after reading “The Splendid And The Vile” this one is a tie for me with the above bookI have never read another author who can make learning about history engaging and easily readable It was a bit hard to read in part because of the pandemic we are still struggling with However it was such a story of human strength determination and victory that I found it uplifting I had never researched Winston Churchill in the past and knew him only by brief articles about him or short films In reading an article by the author I found that after he visited New York he suddenly understood how New Yorkers felt about 911 it was an attack on their home city that none of us living elsewhere could truly understand He then began to think of London and “the aerial assault of 1940 41 in which they endured 57 consecutive nights of bombing followed by an intensifying series of nighttime raids over the next six months”It was then that he decided to write this book and focus on Churchill’s 1st year as prime minister and what it must have felt like to have his city invaded from the sea and sky “This was the year that Churchill became Churchill the cigar smoking bulldog we all think we know when he made his greatest speeches and showed the world what courage and leadership looked like” Wow what an incredible achievement of research and smooth flowing prose this book is I learned about what Churchill’s family life was like and how much they struggled There are also many characters ordinary citizens and what it was like for them to know that when nighttime came the bombing would start again Reading this book transported me to England and showed me what a unifying leader Mr Churchill was how much the populace loved him and how he walked among the ruins and wept openly He showed by his actions that he was right there in the battle with his countrymen and kept them inspired and motivated to continue the fightThis book is as easy to read as fiction but is so educational I think it should be a strongly suggested read for high school students To look at the war from the UK’s point of view and learn what can be achieved by fighting on in spite of the terrible odds they facedThere has been so much written about this book but truly this is one of the top 10 books I have read this year simply amazingI received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley