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The Resource Winston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945, Max Hastings

Winston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945, Max Hastings

Label
Winston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945
Title
Winston's war
Title remainder
Churchill, 1940-1945
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings
Title variation
Winstons war
Title variation remainder
Churchill, 1940-1945
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Churchill got many little things wrong, but he was right, crucially so, on major points of Allied strategy. When the Americans joined the war, they were hot to invade France. Churchill dissuaded Roosevelt from mounting what, in 1942 or 1943, would have been a suicide mission, and redirected Allied attention to North Africa and Italy. The Mediterranean campaign bore mixed results, but Churchill's instincts were correct. There is a poignant ambiguity about Hastings's title; after 1943, the conflict was anything but Winston's war. For a time, Churchill alone had embodied the West's hopes; but as the war turned in the Allies' favor, he was shunted aside. Roosevelt ignored his advice, and, to Churchill's horror, signed off on Stalin's subjugation of Eastern Europe. In these last years, we see a much diminished war leader. Churchill deserves our admiration; first, however, as Hastings wisely insists, "history must take Churchill as a whole."--From publisher description
Summary
Churchill got many little things wrong, but he was right, crucially so, on major points of Allied strategy. When the Americans joined the war, they were hot to invade France. Churchill dissuaded Roosevelt from mounting what, in 1942 or 1943, would have been a suicide mission, and redirected Allied attention to North Africa and Italy. The Mediterranean campaign bore mixed results, but Churchill's instincts were correct. There is a poignant ambiguity about Hastings's title; after 1943, the conflict was anything but Winston's war. For a time, Churchill alone had embodied the West's hopes; but as the war turned in the Allies' favor, he was shunted aside. Roosevelt ignored his advice, and, to Churchill's horror, signed off on Stalin's subjugation of Eastern Europe. In these last years, we see a much diminished war leader. Churchill deserves our admiration; first, however, as Hastings wisely insists, "history must take Churchill as a whole."--From publisher description
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346465
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DLC
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Hastings, Max
Dewey number
  • 940.53/41092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
H274 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hastings, Max
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True
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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Churchill, 1940-1945
Label
Winston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945, Max Hastings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as Finest years : Churchill as Warlord, 1940-45 by HarperPress ..., London, in 2009"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 555 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307268396
Lccn
2009038836
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn430839024
  • (OCoLC)430839024
  • 155835
Label
Winston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945, Max Hastings
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as Finest years : Churchill as Warlord, 1940-45 by HarperPress ..., London, in 2009"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xi, 555 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307268396
Lccn
2009038836
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn430839024
  • (OCoLC)430839024
  • 155835

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