Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink / Anthony McCarten.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Presents an account of the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister and how he met the challenges of the Blitzkrieg.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "May 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror--as well as a skeptical king, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people? In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how a sometimes uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated BAFTA-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how Churchill practiced and rewrote his key speeches, from 'Blood, toil, tears, and sweat' to 'We shall fight on the beaches'; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany and his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how twenty-five days helped make one man an icon. Using new archive material, McCarten explores the crucial behind-the-scenes moments that changed the course of history. It's a scarier--and more human--story than has ever been told."--Dust jacket flap.
    • Content Notes:
      A house divided -- The social wastrel -- A leader falls -- The holy fox -- The great "dictator" -- Blood, toil, tears and sweat -- The worsening situation -- Fear, doubts and pressures from within -- Cabinet crisis and leadership -- "Fight on the beaches" -- Epilogue: If the truth be told.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-305) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780062749529
      0062749528
      9780062749512
      006274951X
    • Accession Number:
      2017277588
    • Accession Number:
      on1008887577
      1008887577
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.on1008887577
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCCARTEN, A. Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink. First edition. [s. l.]: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017. ISBN 9780062749529. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1008887577&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 3 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McCarten A. Darkest Hour : How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1008887577&custid=s6224580. Accessed April 3, 2020.
    • APA:
      McCarten, A. (2017). Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McCarten, Anthony. 2017. Darkest Hour : How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1008887577&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      McCarten, A. (2017) Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1008887577&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 3 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McCarten, A 2017, Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink, First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, viewed 3 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McCarten, Anthony. Darkest Hour : How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink. First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1008887577&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McCarten, Anthony. Darkest Hour : How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1008887577&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McCarten A. Darkest hour : how Churchill brought England back from the brink [Internet]. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 3]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1008887577&custid=s6224580