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[Reading] ➽ The Splendid and the Vile By Erik Larson – Biography-memoir.co 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 nextOn 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.

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.

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PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co 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

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  1. Liz Liz says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBErik Larson is my favorite author of nonfiction He writes books that just grab me as well as always teaching me something new Looking back on Churchill it’s easy to assume he was always loved and admired But that’s not the case He had many detractors on both sides of the pond Larson does a wonderful job of giving us a flesh and blood Churchill kimonos and all His strength lay in being able to give the English hope and a willingness to fight on After his moving speech about fighting on and never surrendering he turns to a colleague and says “andwe will fight them with the butt end of broken bottles because that’s bloody well all we’ve got”While Churchill provides the locus of the story it is mu


  2. Dem Dem says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBWhat 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 wouldn’t go amiss in heading the Governments of today Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few Sir Winston Churchill I have always had a gra for Winston Churchill and was excited when I heard that Erik Larson was writing a book portraying London during the Blitz and focusing on Churchill and his family and friends I listened to this one on audible and while it’s extremely well narrated it is not my favorite way to rea


  3. Beata Beata says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBA 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


  4. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBFew authors are as gifted writing ‘non fiction’ that reads like ‘fiction’ as Erik Larson does With tenacity and sensitivity Larson gives us an compelling account of history by humanizing the facts with the interesting array of characters Larson masterfully reimagines the “The Blitz and the Battle of Britain” bombs dropping German invasion in uniuely human terms filled with personal and political dramatragedies of war love family friends colleagues infidelity divorce and relationship frictions were harrowingThe result of Larson’s non fiction storytelling craftingfollowing Winston Churchill‘s first year as Prime Minister is a spectacular page turning book5 very strong stars I had heard it was excellent I was simply waiting for my ‘library turn’ “Human beings are so stupid” from Churchill’s journal His observations were not wrong And?Is this history tale re


  5. Holly B Holly B says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBThis 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 au


  6. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBThis is splendid intense emotional perfectly crafted and so far one of the best nonfictions I’ve read The author’s fantastic talented writing hooks you from the beginning and you see so many similarities about the portrait of Churchill has been adapted into Joe Wright’s movie Darkest Hour which has been brought Gary Oldman an Oscar


  7. JanB JanB says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUB“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 o


  8. Dorie - Cats&Books :) Dorie - Cats&Books :) says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBI 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 part because of the pandemic we are still struggling with However it was such a story of human strength determination and victory that I found it uplifting I had never researched Winston Churchill in the past and knew him only by brief articles about him or short films In reading an article by the author I found that after he visited New York he suddenly understood how New Yorkers felt about 911 it was an attack on their home city that none of us living elsewhere could truly understand He then began to think of London and “the aerial assault of 1940 41 in which they endured 57 consecutive nights of bombing followe


  9. Jeanette (Again) Jeanette (Again) says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBPublication 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 inclined to read the multi volume biographies about him this book is an effective distillation of the man as he navigated his first year as prime minister May 10 1940 through May 10 1941 was a pivotal year with the fate of England entirely uncertain and world domination by Hitler a frightening possibility We know now that everything eventually came out right but at the time that outcome was by no means a given German invasion by sea appeared likely Would England be under Nazi oc


  10. Greta Greta says:

    PDF Erik Larson Æ PDF The Splendid and the Vile MOBI Í The Splendid PDF \ Æ biography memoir.co splendid kindle, vile epub, The Splendid ebok, and the ebok, Splendid and the free, The Splendid and the Vile PDF/EPUBAn airplain carrying Hitler Goebbels and Göring crashes all three are killed Who is saved? The German people joke in Berlin during the Blitz Londoner milkman going to workIn The Splendid and the Vile Erik Larson guides us through the Blitz; the London bombings from 1940 to 1941 Larson uses intimate diaries as well as public documents to make this book amazingly well written fast deeply moving but also involuntary humorous at times The silver lining is Winston Churchill around whom we experience the political happenings But we also learn how the citizens in London experienced the bombings how it affected their private life and how they unconsciously lived up to our expectations of British humor It‘s the opposite of a dry account but extremely vivid The phenomenon Winston Churchill Winston ChruchillLarson did an excellent job at painting a very complex picture of Churchill‘s charakter which was uite surprisi


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