Winston's War : Churchill, 1940-1945 (Hardcover)

Author: Hastings, Max

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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 Churchills instincts were correct. There is a poignant ambiguity about Hastingss title; after 1943, the conflict was anything but Winstons war. For a time, Churchill alone had embodied the Wests hopes; but as the war turned in the Allies favor, he was shunted aside. Roosevelt ignored his advice, and, to Churchills horror, signed off on Stalins 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. *Author: Hastings, Max *Subtitle: Churchill, 1940-1945 *Publication Date: 2010/04/27 *Number of Pages: 555 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 9.75


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307268396
SKU 211880667
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 030726839X
Release Date 4/27/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.75L x 1.75T
"[A] magnificent analysis of Winston Churchill's years of greatness."
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Editors Note A controversial wartime profile of the iconic prime minister analyzes Churchill's relationships with his country, its allies and its armed forces, offering insight into his deliberate establishment of positive ties with FDR and his more questionable decisions. By the award-winning author of Retribution.
Annotation British historian Max Hastings revisits the legend that surrounds Winston Churchill, and presents a sober and balanced assessment of the man and the Prime Minister. While acknowledging Churchill's success in rallying the country around the war effort and in getting the English people through very tough times, Hastings does not gloss over the evidence that indicates that, as a commander Churchill was sorely lacking in tactical skills--and the British troops paid a high price for his many mistakes. Nevertheless, Hastings sees Churchill as essential to the ultimate victory in Europe, and his portrait of Churchill fascinates and informs.
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