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

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307268396
SKU 211880667
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 030726839X
Release Date 4/27/2010
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