As prime minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945, Winston Churchill was not only World War II’s greatest leader but also the free world’s most eloquent voice of defiance and conviction in the face of Nazi tyranny. Originally published in 1959, here is Churchill’s Nobel Prize-winning account of those times, distilled in a single-volume abridgement of his massive six-volume history of the conflict.
Memoirs of the Second World War graphically presents the war’s events in the inimitable words of the leader whose resolve saw Britain through the dark early days of the war, and whose leadership played a vital role in the Allies’ ultimate victory. Less a condensation of history than the quintessence of the war as seen by its greatest protagonist, it captures what Churchill called “the Unnecessary War” from its troubled beginnings to its fiery end and shattering aftermath.
Including an Epilogue written by Churchill on the postwar years, Memoirs of the Second World War is a vital and illuminating work—replete with high drama, telling eyewitness details, and magisterial prose—that offers an invaluable view of the pivotal event of the 20th century.
Hardcover Book : 1088 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub. Co. ( March 15, 2012 )
Item #: 13-532008
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 2.18inches
Product Weight: 55.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Reviewer: Robert P