The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz / Erik Larson

135 holds on first copy returned of 60 copies

Items

true

Manchester, Main Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

Check Shelf

The checkbox checked.
only show available
The checkbox unchecked.
only show available
The checkbox checked.
only show available
The checkbox unchecked.
only show available

Items

false

Avon Free Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-13-20

false

Avon Free Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

c.2

DUE 07-09-20 +1 HOLD

false

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-06-20

false

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-06-20

false

Bloomfield, Prosser Public Library - Adult Department

940.5421 LAR

DUE 07-14-20

false

Bloomfield, Wintonbury Branch - Adult Department

940.5421 LAR

DUE 07-07-20

false

Bristol, Main Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-24-20

false

Bristol, Main Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-07-20

false

Bristol, Manross Branch - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

On Holdshelf

false

Canton Public Library - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-02-20

false

Cheshire Public Library - New Materials

NEW 940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-20-20 +1 HOLD

false

Cheshire Public Library - New Materials

NEW 940.5421 LARSON

On Order

false

Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LAR

DUE 07-13-20 +1 HOLD

false

Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON, ERIK

DUE 07-13-20

false

Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON, ERIK

DUE 07-13-20

false

Cromwell-Belden Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 LAR

DUE 07-15-20

false

Cromwell-Belden Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 LAR

c.2

DUE 06-23-20

false

East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-31-20 +1 HOLD

false

East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department

940.5421 LAR NEWBKS

DUE 07-21-20

false

Enfield, Main Library - New Materials

940.5421 LAR

DUE 07-07-20 +1 HOLD

false

Enfield, Pearl Street Branch Library - New Materials

940.5421 LAR

On Holdshelf

false

Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-08-20

false

Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

On Holdshelf

false

Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-08-20

false

Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-06-20

false

Manchester, Main Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-18-20

true

Manchester, Main Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

Check Shelf

false

Manchester, Main Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 06-30-20

false

Manchester, Whiton Branch - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-22-20

false

Manchester, Whiton Branch - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

In Processing

false

Mansfield, Library Express - Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center

940.5421 LARSON (B&T)

DUE 07-20-20

false

Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-09-20 +1 HOLD

false

New Britain, Main Library - New Materials

940.54 LAR

DUE 07-31-20

false

Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-06-20 +1 HOLD

false

Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-10-20 +1 HOLD

false

Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials

RAPIDREAD L

On Holdshelf

false

Plainville Public Library - Adult Department

BROWSE

c.32531

DUE 07-09-20

false

Plainville Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 LAR

DUE 06-08-20

false

Portland Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 LAR

DUE 07-15-20 +1 HOLD

false

Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-13-20

false

Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-23-20

false

Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-31-20

false

Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

On Holdshelf

false

Simsbury Public Library - New Materials

NEW 940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-20-20

false

South Windsor Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 L32S

On Holdshelf

false

South Windsor Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 L32S

c.2

DUE 09-08-20

false

South Windsor Public Library - New Materials

940.5421 L32S

c.3

DUE 09-08-20

false

Southington Library - New

940.5421 LAR

DUE 07-13-20

false

West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-10-20

false

West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

On Holdshelf

false

West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 06-30-20

false

West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 06-30-20

false

West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

On Holdshelf

false

West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

DUE 07-16-20

false

West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LARSON

On Holdshelf

false

Wethersfield Public Library - New Books

NEW 940.5241 LARSON

DUE 07-06-20

false

Windsor Locks Public Library - New Materials

NEW 940.54 LAR

On Holdshelf

false

Windsor, Main Library - Adult New Materials

940.5421 LA

DUE 07-08-20

false

Windsor, Main Library - Adult New Materials

940.542121 LA

DUE 07-10-20

false

Windsor, Wilson Branch - New Materials

WILSON 940.54 LA

DUE 07-14-20

Material Type
Book
Author
Larson, Erik, 1954- Author.
Publication Info.
New York : Crown, an imprint of Random House, [2020]

Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
xii, 585 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 547-554) and index.
Contents
Bleak Expectations -- The Rising Threat -- A Certain Eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and Dust -- The Americans -- Love Amid the Flames -- One Year to the Day -- Epilogue: As Time Went By.
Summary
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Military campaigns.
Prime ministers.
Social aspects.
Great Britain.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects.
World War (1939-1945)
Chronological Term
1939-1945
Genre/Form
Biography.
Biographies.
Biographies.
Other Form:
Online version: Larson, Erik, The splendid and the vile New York : Crown, [2020] 9780385348720 (DLC) 2019045029
ISBN
9780385348713 hardcover
0385348711 hardcover
9780385348720 electronic book