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In command of history : Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War, David Reynolds

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In command of history : Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War
Title
In command of history
Title remainder
Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
David Reynolds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As Britain's prime minister from 1940 to 1945, Churchill courageously led his nation and the world away from appeasement, into war, and on to triumph over the Axis dictators. His classic six-volume account of those years has shaped our perceptions of the conflict and secured Churchill's place as its most important chronicler. This book explains how Churchill wrote this masterwork, and in the process enhances and often revises our understanding of one of history's most complex, vivid, and eloquent leaders. It forces us to reconsider much received wisdom about World War II, and peels back the covers from an unjustly neglected period of Churchill's life, his "second wilderness" years, 1945-1951.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, David
Dewey number
940.53/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D743.42
LC item number
.R48 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Churchill, Winston
Label
In command of history : Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War, David Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [545]-614) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Setting a course
  • The unnecessary road to Munich
  • Twilight for Chamberlain, new dawn for Churchill
  • Prophet of the past and the future
  • II:
  • Their finest hour, 1940, 1946-1949
  • Between memoir and history
  • "Victory at all costs"
  • The battle of Britain and the Mediterranean gamble
  • His finest hour
  • July 1945
  • III:
  • The grand alliance, 1941-1942, 1948-1950
  • "In the event of your death"
  • The crisis of spring 1941
  • Forging an alliance -- "Man of the half-century"
  • IV:
  • The hinge of fate, 1942-1943, 1948-1951
  • "The
  • worst mess yet"
  • Asian disasters, desert victory, and the silence of Stalingrad
  • To write or not to write?
  • Second front: when, where, and how?
  • Fighting with allies-- and colleagues
  • "The
  • best of Winnie's memoirs"
  • V:
  • Closing the ring, 1943-1944, 1949-1952
  • Deadlines
  • Churchill and "the Mediterranean strategy"
  • The tyranny of overlord
  • The future of Europe
  • Contracts: Churchill against the publishers
  • "On the defensive"
  • VI:
  • Triumph and tragedy, 1944-1945, 1950-1954
  • A very diplomatic history
  • Overlord and underdog
  • The unnecessary cold war
  • "It seems incredible"
  • Leaving it to history, 1955-1965
  • January 1965
  • Papers: Churchill against the bureaucrats
  • Reputation: Churchill against mortality
  • Taking the plunge
  • I:
  • The gathering storm, 1919-1940, 1946-1948
Control code
55877774
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 631 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679457435
Lccn
2004051087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In command of history : Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War, David Reynolds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [545]-614) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Setting a course
  • The unnecessary road to Munich
  • Twilight for Chamberlain, new dawn for Churchill
  • Prophet of the past and the future
  • II:
  • Their finest hour, 1940, 1946-1949
  • Between memoir and history
  • "Victory at all costs"
  • The battle of Britain and the Mediterranean gamble
  • His finest hour
  • July 1945
  • III:
  • The grand alliance, 1941-1942, 1948-1950
  • "In the event of your death"
  • The crisis of spring 1941
  • Forging an alliance -- "Man of the half-century"
  • IV:
  • The hinge of fate, 1942-1943, 1948-1951
  • "The
  • worst mess yet"
  • Asian disasters, desert victory, and the silence of Stalingrad
  • To write or not to write?
  • Second front: when, where, and how?
  • Fighting with allies-- and colleagues
  • "The
  • best of Winnie's memoirs"
  • V:
  • Closing the ring, 1943-1944, 1949-1952
  • Deadlines
  • Churchill and "the Mediterranean strategy"
  • The tyranny of overlord
  • The future of Europe
  • Contracts: Churchill against the publishers
  • "On the defensive"
  • VI:
  • Triumph and tragedy, 1944-1945, 1950-1954
  • A very diplomatic history
  • Overlord and underdog
  • The unnecessary cold war
  • "It seems incredible"
  • Leaving it to history, 1955-1965
  • January 1965
  • Papers: Churchill against the bureaucrats
  • Reputation: Churchill against mortality
  • Taking the plunge
  • I:
  • The gathering storm, 1919-1940, 1946-1948
Control code
55877774
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 631 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679457435
Lccn
2004051087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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