The Resource The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson

The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson

Label
The Splendid and the Vile
Title
The Splendid and the Vile
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz 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 45,000 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 end. In The Splendid and the Vile , Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, 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, Chequers; 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-secret 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 moments. The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today's political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill's eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
B@L
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Larson, Erik
Dewey number
940.54/2121
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, John
  • Larson, Erik
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Label
The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
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  • OverDrive Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593167175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
B680EFBA-45BA-45FA-9E05-86D018393D80
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1134413815
  • on1134413815
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive Audiobook
  • Electronic resource
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593167175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
B680EFBA-45BA-45FA-9E05-86D018393D80
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1134413815
  • on1134413815
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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