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“An enthralling page-turner.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“I have an early copy of this book on my desk and idly began reading the first pages—and suddenly time disappeared.”The Seattle Times

“The popular historian Erik Larson has done it again. As I read this book, I kept wondering what the swelling of powerful emotion was that I felt, sometimes in an almost physical sense. (I’m a naturally undemonstrative Englishman, rarely moved by words on a printed page.) Then I realized that, as a Londoner, it was a feeling of overwhelming pride in my poor, brave, battered old city, which stood up to the very worst that Hitler could throw at it for months on end, while still somehow keeping its dignity, cheerfulness, and iron resolve not to surrender.”—Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny, in Air Mail

“There are countless books about World War II, but there’s only one Erik Larson. . . . There are many things to admire about The Splendid and the Vile, but chief among them is Larson’s electric writing. The book reads like a novel, and even though everyone (hopefully) knows how the war ultimately ended, he keeps the reader turning the pages with his gripping prose.”—NPR

“Fascinating . . . The entire book comes at the reader with breakneck speed. So much happened so quickly in those 12 months, yet Larson deftly weaves all the strands of his tale into a coherent and compelling whole.”Minneapolis Star Tribune

“What Larson brilliantly provides are the finer details of the effects on England as he focuses on the family and home of its dynamic, idiosyncratic, and indefatigable leader. . . . Larson’s skill at integrating vast research and talent for capturing compelling human dramas culminate in an inspirational portrait of one of history’s finest, most fearless leaders.”Booklist (starred review)

“A captivating history of Churchill’s heroic year, with more than the usual emphasis on his intimates.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“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. . . . Larson’s deft portraits show the essential connection that words created between the powerful and the powerless, capturing the moments that defined life for millions struggling to survive the decisions of a few.”—Candice Millard, The New York Times Book Review

“This book is peppered with eye-popping details. . . . A deeply compelling work of history . . . Without resorting to heroism, it makes one long powerfully for real leadership.”Lit Hub

“Nonfiction king Erik Larson is back.”PopSugar

About the Author

Erik Larson is the author of five national bestsellers: Dead WakeIn the Garden of BeastsThunderstruckThe Devil in the White City, and Isaac’s Storm, which have collectively sold more than nine million copies. His books have been published in nearly twenty countries.

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  • File Size: 4265 KB
  • Print Length: 546 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0385348711
  • Publisher: Crown (February 25, 2020)
  • Publication Date: February 25, 2020
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07TRVW6VX
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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john david
5.0 out of 5 stars This book speaks the truth and is well documented.
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Dolly and me
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent behind the scenes history of Britain's role in the second world war
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Katie Nagy
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Read !!
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