Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat
The Dire Warning
By (author) John R. Lukacs
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Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat by John R. Lukacs
Book DescriptionBestselling historian John Lukacs traces the history of Churchill's pivotal first speech before Parliament - a speech that transformed both Churchill and the nation he had come to lead. On 13th May 1940, Churchill stood before Parliament to deliver his first speech as Prime Minister. Britain was embroiled in the first year of World War II; Neville Chamberlain's government had fallen three days earlier. Churchill needed to convince the nation that he was an able leader as he was fighting a war that was growing more destructive with each passing day. This is the pivotal event that bestselling historian John Lukacs mines in this taut, gripping book on the circumstances surrounding Churchill's speech. One of the world's experts on Winston Churchill, as well as 20th century European history in general, Lukacs is a master at excavating all lived experience of a particular historical moment, as he proved in his bestselling "Five Days in London". A riveting portrait of leadership in its confrontation with radical evil, when the ideals of Western civilization hung in the balance, Lukacs' book will be essential reading for fans of military and diplomatic history, Churchill aficionados and anyone interested in leadership.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465002870
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John R. Lukacs
Short History of the Twentieth Century, Hardback (October 2013)
A concise history of the twentieth century that includes themes which are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, the continuing democratization of the globe, and the limitations of knowledge.
Future of History, Paperback (July 2012)
Argues that the writing and teaching of history are literary rather than scientific, comprising knowledge that is neither wholly objective nor subjective. This title traces a decline in history teaching throughout higher education, matched by a corresponding reduction in the number of history students.
Legacy of the Second World War, Paperback (March 2011)View all books by John R. Lukacs
Raises perplexing questions about World War II. This work argues for World War II's central place in the history of the twentieth century, addressing the war's most persistent enigmas.
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Author Biography - John R. Lukacs
John Lukacs is the author of over twenty books on European history. Currently Professor Emeritus at Chestnut Hill College, he has also taught at Columbia and Princeton Universities. He lives in Pennsylvania, USA.
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