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By ANDREW ROBERTS
The Splendid and the Vile is the story of the London Blitz, from the moment that Winston Churchill became prime minister on 10 May 1940, until the Luftwaffe raid that destroyed the parts of the House of Commons exactly one year later, coincidentally on the same night that Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland.
Tags: Alex Hardinge, Andrew Roberts, Averell Harriman, Dunkirk, Erik Larson, Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, King George VI, London Blitz, Mary SOames, Pamela Churchill, Randolph Churchill, Rudolf Hess, Stalingrad, Winston S. Churchill,
By TERRY REARDON
The first key to sales is an intriguing title and Mr. Napier succeeds admirably in that regard. But a reader expecting the “goods” will be rather surprised that the preamble and first chapter praise Churchill’s warnings of the need to rearm in the face of Nazi Germany, and his condemnation of the Munich Agreement. Napier then adds several straightforward chapters covering the early days of the war and Churchill becoming prime minister.
Tags: Casablanca Conference, Franklin Roosevelt, Mackenzie King, Robert Menzies, Rudolf Hess, Stephen Napier, Terry Reardon, Winston S. Churchill,