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In command of history
Churchill fighting and writing the Second World War
VerfasserIn: Reynolds, David
Verfasserangabe: David Reynolds
Jahr: 2005
Verlag: London, Penguin Books
Mediengruppe: Buch
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VERLAGSTEXT: / / Churchill fought the war twice over - as Prime Minister and again as its premier historian. In 1948-54 he published six volumes of memoirs which secured his reputation and shaped our understanding of the conflict to this day. Using the drafts and correspondence for The Second World War, David Reynolds opens our eyes to Churchill the author and to the research syndicate' on whom he depended. We see how the memoirs were censored by Whitehall to conceal secrets such as the codebreakers at Bletchley Park, and how Churchill himself censored them to avoid offending current world leaders. This book forces us to reconsider much received wisdom about the war and illuminates an unjustly neglected period of his life - the Second Wilderness Years of 1945-51, when Churchill, now over seventy, wrote himself into history, politicked himself back into Downing Street and delivered some of the most important speeches of his career. / / AUS DEM INHALT: / / List of Illustrations | xv / Acknowledgements | xvii / Introduction | xxi / / Epilogue: July 1945 | 1 / 1. To Write or Not to Write? | 5 / 2. Contracts: Churchill against the Publishers | 13 / 3. Papers: Churchill against the Bureaucrats | 23 / 4. Reputation: Churchill against Mortality | 36 / 5. Taking the Plunge | 49 / / I. The Gathering Storm, 1919-1940, 1946-1948 / 6. Setting a Course | 67 / 7. The Unnecessary Road to Munich | 91 / 8. Twilight for Chamberlain, New Dawn for Churchill | 111 / 9. Prophet of the Past and the Future | 129 / / / / II. Their Finest Hour, 1940, 1946-1949 / 10. Between Memoir and History | 147 / 11. `Victory At All Costs' | 164 / 12. The Battle of Britain and the Mediterranean Gamble | 183 / 13. His Finest Hour | 204 / / III.The Grand Alliance, 1941-1942, 1948-1950 / 14. `In the Event of your Death' | 221 / 15. The Crisis of Spring 1941 | 230 / 16. Forging an Alliance | 253 / 17. `Man of the Half-Century' | 272 / / IV. The Hinge of Fate, 1942-1943, 1948-1951 / 18. `The Worst Mess Yet' | 285 / 19. Asian Disasters, Desert Victory, and the Silence of Stalingrad | 294 / 20. Second Front - When, Where and How? | 313 / 21. Fighting with Allies - and Colleagues | 325 / 22. `The Best of Winnie's Memoirs' | 349 / / V.Closing the Ring, 1943-1944, 1949-1952 / 23. Deadlines | 363 / 24. Churchill and `The Mediterranean Strategy' | 373 / 25. The Tyranny of `Overlord' | 389 / 26. The Future of Europe | 407 / 27. `On the Defensive' | 418 / / VI. Triumph and Tragedy, 1944-1945, 1950-1954 / 28. A Very Diplomatic History | 429 / 29. Overlord and Underdog | 443 / 30. The Unnecessary Cold War | 464 / 31. `It Seems Incredible' | 487 / 32. Leaving it to History, 1955-65 | 506 / Prologue: January 1965 | 523 / / Abbreviations | 528 / Churchill's Six Volumes | 531 / A Note on Money | 533 / A Guide to Sources | 535 / Notes | 539 / Index | 623 /
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VerfasserIn: Reynolds, David
VerfasserInnenangabe: David Reynolds
Jahr: 2005
Verlag: London, Penguin Books
Systematik: GE.H, FS.E, GE.GK
ISBN: 978-0-14-101964-2
2. ISBN: 0-14-101964-6
Beschreibung: XXVI, 643 Seiten : Illustrationen
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Literaturangaben
Mediengruppe: Buch