Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory

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Publisher Description

A BBC History Best Book of the Year

One of the most miraculous military rescue missions in modern history comes alive in this “superb and panoramic” (Washington Post) account of Dunkirk.

No one can evince the drama of what actually happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940 with as “great narrative skill and superb delineation” (David McCullough) as Michael Korda, the historian and legendary book editor. As dramatized in Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk, May 1940 was a month like no other: Germany’s war machine blazed into France, the impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast canvas, best-selling author Michael Korda relates his own personal story, “by turns charming, powerful and poignant” (Minneapolis Star Tribune): that of a six-year-old boy from a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated. Weaving together “eyewitness detail and a fine sense of drama” (Boston Globe) to form an epic of remarkable originality, Alone movingly captures a moment of historic triumph—when an unlikely flotilla of destroyers brought 300,000 men home to safety.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2017
September 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
544
Pages
PUBLISHER
Liveright
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
109.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Happy in Newport Beach ,

Wonderful

Whatever you know about Dunkirk it is likely this book will expand your knowledge and understanding remarkably.

The author is a gifted writer.

Jim Cassidy
Balboa Island, California

nettalk ,

Fabulous !

Thrilling, chilling, so indepth about who was at fault and who failed to take up the challenge. You realize how fragile the world was and could have gone even worse at the beginning. His other books are equally revealing.
Though the other review reference to Nolan’s terrible movie should be removed. The movie starring John Mills is so very great it provide a great visualization of what is in this great book.

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