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Old 04-28-2020, 07:33 PM
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Another interesting-sounding WWII book.

How Churchill Brought Britain Back From the Brink

What the Nazis’ minister of propaganda resented even more than the British prime minister’s stubbornness, however, were his powers of persuasion. Every time Churchill took to the airwaves it was as if he were injecting adrenaline-soaked courage directly into the British people.
What Goebbels rightly feared — with a prescience drawn from his own use of public opinion as a weapon — was the threat that a far greater master of words and ideas would unite the West in a resolute defense against Nazi domination.
Through the remarkably skillful use of intimate diaries as well as public documents, some newly released, Larson has transformed the well-known record of 12 turbulent months, stretching from May of 1940 through May of 1941, into a book that is fresh, fast and deeply moving.

THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
By Erik Larson



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Old 04-28-2020, 08:04 PM
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I just saw this in one of my rare viewings of a pile of new books.

My first thought was that Erik Larson has pretty much run the matched-duality gambit into the ground.
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