The Resource Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory., Michael Korda, (electronic resource)

Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory., Michael Korda, (electronic resource)

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Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory.
Title
Alone
Title remainder
Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory.
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Michael Korda
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eng
Summary
Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of World War II, Alone brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history. For, indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France while the supposedly impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister in an astonishing political drama as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why, and also tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated. Alone is a work that seamlessly weaves a family memoir into an unforgettable account of a political and military disaster redeemed by the evacuation of more than 300,000 men in four days—surely one of the most heroic episodes of the war. "The incredible, almost miraculous story of what happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940—and why—is unfolded in Alone with great narrative skill and superb delineation of a highly interesting cast of characters, including, importantly, the author himself and his own remarkable family." — David McCullough
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Korda, Michael
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non fiction
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Military
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Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory., Michael Korda, (electronic resource)
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text
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1 online resource
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online
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9781631491337
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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33827fb8-1312-4be6-9e57-e33b71ce0a66
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Electronic reproduction.
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ODN0003220263
Label
Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory., Michael Korda, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631491337
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
33827fb8-1312-4be6-9e57-e33b71ce0a66
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0003220263

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