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  1. says:

    Erik Larson is my favorite author of nonfiction He writes books that just grab me as well as always teaching me something n

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    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 would

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    A terrific account of the 'darkest hour' from the perspective of the Churchills Mr Larson has a special talent which allows him to engage a reader and leave them satisfied like myself This non fiction is about th

  4. says:

    Few authors are as gifted writing ‘non fiction’ that reads like ‘fiction’ as Erik Larson does With tenacity and sens

  5. says:

    This was fascinating thrilling and filled with those go team moments Britain and the world VS Hitler I took my time to read this history filled book It was part memoir of Winston Churchill's first year as Prime Minister of Britain during WWII I read lots of WWII fictional novels BUT this author brought the battle front and center behind the scenes and was almost impossible to put downI loved learning about Churchill and his cir

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    This is splendid intense emotional perfectly crafted and so far one of the best nonfictions I’ve read The author’s fantastic tal

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    “Never was there such a contrast of natural splendor and human vileness” John Colville’s diary entry about the peculiar beauty of watching bombs fall over the city What better time than during a pandemic to read about the unr

  8. says:

    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 p

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    Publication day has finally arrived EnjoyBe sure to set aside plenty of time to work your way through this deep exploration of one year in the life of Churchill and those close to him It will reuire some patience but if you're not inc

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    An airplain carrying Hitler Goebbels and Göring crashes all three are killed Who is saved? The German people joke in Berlin during t

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The Splendid and the Vile

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. A terrific account of the darkest hour from the perspective of the Churchills Mr Larson has a special talent which allows him to engage a reader and leave them satisfied like myself This non fiction is about the times when Great Britain was on the verge of falling into the Nazi hands and regime and yet Churchill and his charisma at that very moment prevented the catastrophy The is not much politics although one might expect a huge portion of it opening a book in which Winston Churchill is the dominating figure The book is about the spirit that kept the British carrying on during the omnipresent threat of invasion Personally I found the family accounts and the ways Mr Churchill sought to involve the USA in the war fascinating The PM was aware of the importance of aid that could be delivered over the Atlantic The Splendid and the Vile does not focus on the British Isles alone but presents the Nazi perseverance in attempting to conuer them as well A truly highly recommended book of defiance that led to the liberation of Europe in the later years of WW2

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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 was fascinating thrilling and filled with those go team moments Britain and the world VS Hitler I took my time to read this history filled book It was part memoir of Winston Churchill s first year as Prime Minister of Britain during WWII I read lots of WWII fictional novels BUT this author brought the battle front and center behind the scenes and was almost impossible to put downI loved learning about Churchill and his circle He was uite a fascinating and courageous leaderWe learn about his private conversations the secret operations with code names that were planned to stop Hitler Spies and prisoner conversations the yellow boxes that held communications for Churchill onlyThe British people were also courageous and very confident in their leader Loved how they kept their spirits high and just lived their best lives every day even through the heartbreak and struggles What a moment in our time to read how they handled thisA few other highlights The targeting and scares at Windsor Palace how it was to live through screaming air raids and bomber moons a baby born during a raid personal letters and thoughts on the war uoted diary entries and MUCH MOREIf you enjoy WWII history historical memoirs I d highly recommend this one So much research went into this I m in aweI bought this after reading my GR friends reviews so Thank you Friends

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Cret 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. Never was there such a contrast of natural splendor and human vileness John Colville s diary entry about the peculiar beauty of watching bombs fall over the city What better time than during a pandemic to read about the unrelenting courage of a people during one of the darkest periods of history During the Blitz Londoners endured fifty seven consecutive nights of bombing Tens of thousands of people died How did the people endure such a terrifying ordeal What was it like living day after day knowing that during the night the bombs would rain down and you might be one of the many who would dieHow did they endure Churchill s determination unrelenting optimism and elouent speeches encouraged the people and gave them hope He emboldened them to realize the part they played in this moment in history Amid the sheer terror of the relentless bombings Churchill was an extraordinary leader and a beacon of hope Churchill was a brilliant orator who never wavered in telling the people the hard truth but always followed it with optimism and an unwavering conviction that England would prevail His courage was inspiring and his is a picture of true leadership But he was also a man who had his flaws uirks and idiosyncrasies There was opposition to appointing him as Prime Minister but at this particular moment in history he was the right man for the job and he got it right Covering Winston Churchill s first year in office between May 1940 and May 1941 Larson known for his exhaustive research used personal journals archival documents and intelligence reports Through these we learn of the everyday lives of ordinary citizens as well as those of Churchill his family and the people closest to him No family is perfect including Churchill s The stories of his wife Clementine his daughter Mary who ended up being one of my favorite characters his son Randall and daughter in law Pamela provided much of the human interest stories making this such a readable book Though the subject is grim there s no shortage of humorous storiesPlenty of books have been written about WWII and The Blitz but only Erik Larson can tell it in an original way that makes history come alive I felt as if I lived this story with these characters It reads like a thrilling novel but every word every conversation is true and I wasn t ready for the book to end Larson writes history for people who think they don t like history This is a true gem don t miss it I received a digital copy of the book via NetGalley All opinions are my own


About the Author: Erik Larson

Erik Larson’s latest work of narrative nonfiction is DEAD WAKE THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA which became an immediate New York Times bestseller His saga of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY was a finalist for the National Book Award and won an Edgar Award for fact crime writing and lingered on various NYT best seller lists for the better part of a decade Hu