The Splendid and the Vile

  • Erik Larson
  • Author:  Erik Larson
  • Year: 09-12-2021
  • Translator from English: Julia Geshakova
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  2908-01
  • SKU: 03.0113
  • ISBN: 978-619-01-0954-9
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In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” It is a story of political brinksmanship but also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill’s prime-ministerial country house, Chequers, and his wartime residence, Ditchley, where Churchill and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest. Drawing on a wealth of untapped sources, including recently declassified files, intelligence reports, and personal diaries only now available, Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their daughters, Sarah, Diana, and the youngest, Mary, who chafes against her parents’ wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; her illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the cadre of close advisors who comprised Churchill’s “Secret Circle,” including his dangerously observant private secretary, John Colville; newspaper baron Lord Beaverbrook; and the Rasputin-like Federick Lindemann.

About the Author

Erik Larson

Erik Larson

He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Russian history, language and culture; he received a masters in journalism from Columbia University. After a brief st... Read more

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Tags: Military History, Researches, Memoirs & Documents

Year 09-12-2021
Translator from English: Julia Geshakova
Pages 520
Size 168/240 мм
Weight 0.670 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Military History, Researches, Memoirs & Documents

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