Last Hope Island

Last Hope Island
Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War

by Lynne Olson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2017-04-25
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0812997360
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young emigré declared, was “like getting to heaven.” In this epic, character-driven narrative, acclaimed historian Lynne Olson takes us back to those perilous days when the British and their European guests joined forces to combat the mightiest military force in history. Here we meet the courageous King Haakon of Norway, whose distinctive “H7” monogram became a symbol of his country’s resistance to Nazi rule, and his fiery Dutch counterpart, Queen Wilhelmina, whose antifascist radio broadcasts rallied the spirits of her defeated people. Here, too, is the Earl of Suffolk, a swashbuckling British aristocrat whose rescue of two nuclear physicists from France helped make the Manhattan Project possible. Last Hope Island also recounts some of the Europeans’ heretofore unsung exploits that helped tilt the balance against the Axis: the crucial efforts of Polish pilots during the Battle of Britain; the vital role played by French and Polish code breakers in cracking the Germans’ reputedly indecipherable Enigma code; and the flood of top-secret intelligence about German operations—gathered by spies throughout occupied Europe—that helped ensure the success of the 1944 Allied invasion. A fascinating companion to Citizens of London, Olson’s bestselling chronicle of the Anglo-American alliance, Last Hope Island recalls with vivid humanity that brief moment in time when the peoples of Europe stood together in their effort to roll back the tide of conquest and restore order to a broken continent. Praise for Last Hope Island “In Last Hope Island [Lynne Olson] argues an arresting new thesis: that the people of occupied Europe and the expatriate leaders did far more for their own liberation than historians and the public alike recognize. . . . The scale of the organization she describes is breathtaking.”—The New York Times Book Review “Last Hope Island is a book to be welcomed, both for the past it recovers and also, quite simply, for being such a pleasant tome to read.”—The Washington Post “[A] pointed volume . . . [Olson] tells a great story and has a fine eye for character.”—The Boston Globe

Last Hope

Last Hope
A Book

by Jessica Clare,Jen Frederick

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0698196821
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the explosive new Hitman novel from the bestselling authors of Last Kiss and Last Hit a jungle mercenary and a female target find love on the run... Mendoza: I grew up in the slums and lost everything I loved to poverty, illness, and death. I had only one skill to leverage myself out of my circumstances—violence. Being hired out as a mercenary hitman brought me money and built an empire. But all that I've fought for is in jeopardy. My next job: Steal secret information that could bring down world governments. Find my target. Destroy it. But then, I meet her. Ava: Karma hates me. When my best friend Rose is kidnapped, I have no choice but to take a job as a mule for a pair of criminals intent on selling top-secret information to the highest bidder. I should have known that bad luck tends to cling, because the plane I'm on goes down. That I survived a crash-landing was a miracle. And so was being rescued by Rafe Mendoza—hot, sexy, dangerous. The thing is, he wants the information that I need to free Rose. I can't let him have it, but I need his help. And I need to fight this crazy attraction for this mercenary with hungry eyes. Rose is depending on me, and I won't let her down, no matter how appealing Rafe is.

1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

1941: The Year Germany Lost the War
The Year Germany Lost the War

by Andrew Nagorski

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1501181130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bestselling historian Andrew Nagorski “brings keen psychological insights into the world leaders involved” (Booklist) during 1941, the critical year in World War II when Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, FDR, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance that defeated Nazi Germany. In early 1941, Hitler’s armies ruled most of Europe. Churchill’s Britain was an isolated holdout against the Nazi tide, but German bombers were attacking its cities and German U-boats were attacking its ships. Stalin was observing the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and Roosevelt was vowing to keep the United States out of the war. Hitler was confident that his aim of total victory was within reach. But by the end of 1941, all that changed. Hitler had repeatedly gambled on escalation and lost: by invading the Soviet Union and committing a series of disastrous military blunders; by making mass murder and terror his weapons of choice, and by rushing to declare war on the United States after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Britain emerged with two powerful new allies—Russia and the United States. By then, Germany was doomed to defeat. Nagorski illuminates the actions of the major characters of this pivotal year as never before. 1941: The Year Germany Lost the War is a stunning and “entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) examination of unbridled megalomania versus determined leadership. It also reveals how 1941 set the Holocaust in motion, and presaged the postwar division of Europe, triggering the Cold War. 1941 was “the year that shaped not only the conflict of the hour but the course of our lives—even now” (New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham).

Our Uninvited Guests

Our Uninvited Guests
The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45

by Julie Summers

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-03-08
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1471152561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Julie Summers has an amazing instinct for unearthing good stories and telling quotes.' Craig Brown, The Mail On Sunday. 'This is an enjoyable book, peppered with examples of under-reported wartime heroism.' Robert Leigh-Pemberton, The Daily Telegraph 'It’s hard to believe that there are still untold stories about Britain and World War II, but Julie Summers has unearthed a fascinating one that she tells with great verve and style. All in all, Uninvited Guests is a sheer delight.' Lynne Olson, author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island A remarkable narrative set against the dark days of World War Two, from one of the country’s foremost social historians. Our Uninvited Guests perfectly captures the spirit of upheaval at the beginning of the Second World War when thousands of houses were requisitioned by the government to provide accommodation for the armed forces, secret services and government offices as well as vulnerable children, the sick and the elderly, all of whom needed to be housed safely beyond the reach of Hitler’s Luftwaffe. Julie Summers gives the reader a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in some of Britain’s greatest country houses that were occupied by people who would otherwise never have set foot in such opulent surroundings.Blenheim Palace was colonised by schoolboys who slept in the Long Library; Polish special agents trained in the grounds of Audley End House, learning to forge and lie their way into occupied Europe in the old nursery. Brocket Hall, former home of Queen Victoria’s favourite Lord Melbourne, was used as a maternity home for women from the East End of London, and the Rothschilds’ magnificent French chateau-inspired Waddesdon Manor housed a hundred children under five. The Northern Highlands, where the fierce warriors of Scotland’s past developed their unconventional military skills, played host to the most extreme form of warfare, training agents in the fine arts of sabotage, subterfuge and assassination. The juxtaposition of splendour and opulence with the everyday activities of people whose needs were at odds with their new surroundings is at the heart of this book. This thought-provoking and evocative narrative captures a crucial period in the social history of Britain. Praise for Julie Summers: 'Superb…highly recommended' Who Do You Think You Are Magazine 'A remarkable collection of stories…a rich and moving book' Mail on Sunday 'Summers is a good and knowledgeable writer…powerful, emotional stuff' Independent 'A poignant, lingering account' BBC History Magazine 'A revelation – full of information, reminiscences, humour and social history. Reading it not only gave me great pleasure but also made me proud to be a member of such a long lasting, valuable and vital organisation' Helen Carey OBE, former chairman of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes

Madame Fourcade's Secret War

Madame Fourcade's Secret War
The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler

by Lynne Olson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-03-05
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0812994779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island “Brava to Lynne Olson for a biography that should challenge any outdated assumptions about who deserves to be called a hero.”—The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE WASHINGTON POST In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization—the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group’s name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah’s Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases. The name Marie-Madeleine chose for herself was Hedgehog: a tough little animal, unthreatening in appearance, that, as a colleague of hers put it, “even a lion would hesitate to bite.” No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence—including providing American and British military commanders with a 55-foot-long map of the beaches and roads on which the Allies would land on D-Day—as Alliance. The Gestapo pursued them relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its three thousand agents, including Fourcade’s own lover and many of her key spies. Although Fourcade, the mother of two young children, moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing, and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. Both times she managed to escape—once by slipping naked through the bars of her jail cell—and continued to hold her network together even as it repeatedly threatened to crumble around her. Now, in this dramatic account of the war that split France in two and forced its people to live side by side with their hated German occupiers, Lynne Olson tells the fascinating story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, and herself. “Fast-paced and impressively researched . . . Olson writes with verve and a historian’s authority. . . . With this gripping tale, Lynne Olson pays [Marie-Madeleine Fourcade] what history has so far denied her. France, slow to confront the stain of Vichy, would do well to finally honor a fighter most of us would want in our foxhole.”—The New York Times Book Review

Hope Island

Hope Island
A Book

by Tim Major

  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release : 2020-06-08
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1789092094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A gripping supernatural mystery for fans of John Whyndam's The Midwich Cuckoos from the author of Snakeskins. Workaholic TV news producer Nina Scaife is determined to fight for her daughter, Laurie, after her partner Rob walks out on her. She takes Laurie to visit Rob's parents on the beautiful but remote Hope Island, to prove to her that they are still a family. But Rob's parents are wary of Nina, and the islanders are acting strangely. And as Nina struggles to reconnect with Laurie, the silent island children begin to lure her daughter away. Meanwhile, Nina tries to resist the scoop as she is drawn to a local artists' commune, the recently unearthed archaeological site on their land, and the dead body on the beach...

Lit in 5 Lines

Lit in 5 Lines
Observations and Commentary on Great Books, in Verse

by Carl Kaplan

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2020-03-10
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 1728350751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author's fifth collection of limericks and puns, this volume concentrates on observations, musings and commentary on great works of literature.

Scientists Against Time

Scientists Against Time
The Role of Scientists in World War Ii

by H. A. Feiveson

  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release : 2018-03-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1480854808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In early 1942, the fate of the Allies appeared dire. Germany had conquered most of Western Europe, and its armies were deep into Russia. Japan had overrun Manchuria, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies, had conquered large swathes of China, and had destroyed much of the US battle fleet at Pearl Harbor. But the tide of World War II turned dramatically in favor of the Allies, and in this, Allied scientists played a critical role. The chapters covered in this book include an Overview summary of the entire war, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic against the German U-boats, the battle for command of the air, the Allied breaking of the German Enigma cipher, D-Day and the Allied invasion of Europe, and the Manhattan Project to develop an atomic bomb. Harold Feiveson is a deep student of history, a masterful story teller and one of the pioneers in the global cooperative effort to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. This book provides a new, integrated overview of the remarkable technical achievements by the U.S. and British scientists who helped turn the tide of World War II. Although the war seemed endless to the participants, the number of world-shaping developments that occurred during the six years after the worlds industrialized countries committed themselves to total war is both remarkable and terrifying. The final breakthrough, nuclear weapons, led to a post-war nuclear-arms race whose dangerous legacy of destructive potential we are still struggling with today. -Frank von Hippel, Professor of Public andInternational Affairs emeritus, Princeton University An authoritative introduction to what Winston Churchill called the wizard war. Feivesons examination of the crucial role played by science and technology in World War II will appeal to both specialists and military history buffs. -Colonel Paul L Miles, U.S. Army, (Retired),former lecturer in history, Princeton University.

Islands of Rage and Hope

Islands of Rage and Hope
A Book

by John Ringo

  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Release : 2014-07-16
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1625793030
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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BOOK 3 IN THE BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. Sequel to To Sail a Darkling Sea and Under a Graveyard Sky. With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race. Banding together with what remains of the U.S. Navy, Wolf Squadron, and its leader Steve Smith, not only plans to survive¾he plans to retake the mainland from the infected, starting with North America. The next step: produce a vaccine. But for do that, Wolf Squadron forces led by Smiths terrifyingly precocious daughters Sophia and Faith must venture into a sea of the infected to obtain and secure the needed materials. And if some of the rescued survivors turn out to be more than they seem, Smith just might be able to pull off his plan. Once more, exhausted and redlining Wolf Squadron forces must throw themselves into battle, scouring the islands of the Atlantic for civilization's last hope. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About the Black Tide Rising Series: "Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, hes using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series."¾Booklist About Under a Graveyard Sky: _Ringo combines humor and horror in this strong series debut, the thinking readers zombie novel.Ó¾Publishers Weekly About John Ringo: _[Ringos work is] peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse.Ó ¾Library Journal _. . . Explosive. . . . fans. . .will appreciate Ringos lively narrative and flavorful characters.Ó ¾Publishers Weekly _. . .practically impossible not to read in one sitting . . . exceedingly impressive . . . executed with skill, verve, and wit.Ó ¾Booklist _Crackerjack storytelling.Ó ¾Starlog BLACK TIDE RISING SERIES: Under a Graveyard Sky To Sail a Darkling Sea Islands of Hope and Rage Strands of Sorrow (upcoming)

Citizens of London

Citizens of London
the Americans who stood with Britain in its darkest, finest hour

by Lynne Olson

  • Publisher : Scribe Publications
  • Release : 2015-05-02
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1925113892
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An enthralling, behind-the-scenes account of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain. Citizens of London brings out of history’s shadows the three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking news reporter; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease programme in London; and John G. Winant, the shy, idealistic US ambassador. Citizens of London examines how these men fought to save Britain in its darkest hour. Each formed close ties with Winston Churchill — so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family. Drawing on a variety of primary sources, Lynne Olson skilfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious FDR and reluctant American public to back the British at a critical time. Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a triumph. PRAISE FOR LYNNE OLSON ‘A nuanced history that captures the immense amount of material on the period and crafts a cracking good read.’ The New York Post ‘Magnificent, beautifully written … This is gripping, page-turning history, with the future of the free world hanging in the balance, dangerous liaisons and broken hearts behind the public jubilation.’ The Courier Mail

Garden of Last Hope

Garden of Last Hope
A Book

by Emma Shelford

  • Publisher : Emma Shelford
  • Release : 2016-04-10
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 1999101944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gwen Cooper never imagined she would return to the Otherworld. But when her Breenan friend Bran grows ill, she must pass through a portal once again to take him home. Gwen’s actions three months earlier have left the Otherworld failing and her mother dying. Driven by guilt, Gwen must travel through dangerous Breenan territory on a quest for a spell to restore the realm and heal her mother. She encounters terrifying obstacles and a ruthless Breenan king who puts a countdown on Gwen’s life. Can she unite her two worlds to restore the realm before she is lost in the Otherworld forever?

The Storm of War

The Storm of War
A New History of the Second World War

by Andrew Roberts

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2009-08-06
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 0141938862
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

A Question of Honor

A Question of Honor
The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II

by Lynne Olson,Stanley Cloud

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0307424502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Question of Honor is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the Nazis, only to be betrayed by the Allies after the war. After Poland fell to the Nazis, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAF’s 303 squadron, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Their thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were “adopted” by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home. During the Battle of Britain, they downed more German aircraft than any other squadron, but in a stunning twist at the war’s end, the Allies rewarded their valor by abandoning Poland to Joseph Stalin. This moving, fascinating book uncovers a crucial forgotten chapter in World War II–and Polish–history.

American Pageant

American Pageant
A Book

by David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2015-01-01
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 1305537416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts on American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The 16th edition includes a major revision of Part Six (the period from 1945 to the present), reflecting recent scholarship and providing greater thematic coherence. The authors also condensed and consolidated material on the Wilson presidency and World War I (formerly Chapters 29 and 30) into a new single chapter. A new feature, “Contending Voices,” offers paired quotes from original historical sources, accompanied by questions that prompt students to think about conflicting perspectives on controversial subjects. Additional pedagogical aids make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present additional primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Sixteenth Edition (Chapters 1-41); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-41). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Story of the Fens

The Story of the Fens
A Book

by Frank Meeres

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2019-03-29
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 075099097X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as Peterborough City Council, all lay claim to a part of the Fens. Since Roman times, man has increased the land mass in this area by one third of the size. It is the largest plain in the British Isles, covering an area of nearly three-quarters of a million acres and is unique to the UK. The fen people know the area as marsh (land reclaimed from the sea) and fen (land drained from flooding rivers running from the uplands). The Fens are unique in having more miles of navigable waterways than anywhere else in the UK. Mammoth drainage schemes in the seventeenth and eighteenth changed the landscape forever – leading slowly but surely to the area so loved today. Insightful, entertaining and full of rich incident, here is the fascinating story of the Fens.

The Phoney Victory

The Phoney Victory
The World War II Illusion

by Peter Hitchens

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1786734281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Was World War II really the `Good War'? In the years since the declaration of peace in 1945 many myths have sprung up around the conflict in the victorious nations. In this book, Peter Hitchens deconstructs the many fables which have become associated with the narrative of the `Good War'. Whilst not criticising or doubting the need for war against Nazi Germany at some stage, Hitchens does query whether September 1939 was the right moment, or the independence of Poland the right issue. He points out that in the summer of 1939 Britain and France were wholly unprepared for a major European war and that this quickly became apparent in the conflict that ensued. He also rejects the retroactive claim that Britain went to war in 1939 to save the Jewish population of Europe. On the contrary, the beginning and intensification of war made it easier for Germany to begin the policy of mass murder in secret as well as closing most escape routes. In a provocative, but deeply-researched book, Hitchens questions the most common assumptions surrounding World War II, turning on its head the myth of Britain's role in a `Good War'.

Citizens of London

Citizens of London
The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

by Lynne Olson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-02-02
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 158836982X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Engaging and original, rich in anecdote and analysis, this is a terrific work of history.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion The acclaimed author of Troublesome Young Men reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in Europe; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease program in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain. Each man formed close ties with Winston Churchill—so much so that all became romantically involved with members of the prime minister’s family. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Lynne Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and reluctant American public to back the British at a critical time. Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and beautifully written, Citizens of London is a new triumph from an author swiftly becoming one of the finest in her field. Praise for Citizens of London “Brilliantly bursting with beautiful prose, Olson flutters our hearts by capturing the essence of the public and private lives of those who faced death, touched the precipice, hung on by their eyelids, and saved the free world from destruction by the forces of evil.”—Bill Gardner, New Hampshire Secretary of State “If you don't think there's any more to learn about the power struggles, rivalries and dramas—both personal and political—about the US-British aliance in the World War II years, this book will change your mind—and keep you turning the pages as well.”—Jeff Greenfield, Senior Political Correspondent, CBS News “Three fascinating Americans living in London helped cement the World War II alliance between Roosevelt and Churchill. Lynne Olson brings us the wonderful saga of Harriman, Murrow, and Winant. A triumph of research and storytelling, Citizens of London is history on an intimate level.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein

Project Management Lessons Learned

Project Management Lessons Learned
A Continuous Process Improvement Framework

by Mel Bost

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2018-06-14
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 0429954670
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Readers can benefit from the expertise of Mel Bost as both a project manager and a PMO practitioner. Kudos to him for bringing us this valuable perspective on lessons learned." —Mark Price Perry, Founder, BOT International and author of Business Driven Project Portfolio Management "Every project —by definition —produces a valuable outcome, whether it be a bridge, an app, or a new service.? But what author Mel Bost points out so well in this book, is that projects also yield something perhaps even more valuable: lessons learned, enabling an enterprise to execute projects sustainably better, with sustained benefits realization.? With a flair for storytelling, Bost uses case studies, templates, and examples from his vast and varied PM and PMO experience to make this book a valuable read for any project manager who wants to consistently master the art and science of project management."?—Rich Maltzman, co-author of the Cleland Award-Winning Green Project Management as well as Bridging the PM Competency Gap Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework is intended for project managers, PMO professionals, and students of project management who wish to apply performance-based feedback to their process and project improvements. This feedback is the basis for modern process control theory, which is playing a greater and greater role in process design. Readers can apply the Process Feedback Framework, as well as lesson learned from the book’s case studies, to meet challenges that arise now and in the future. Special focus is given to technology development in projects and sustainability implications of process design. The book emphasizes rationale for a robust project risk management program which capitalizes on lessons learned. PMO leaders can use the organizational dynamics and systems archetypes applications presented in the book to define project policy standards and procedures to align PMO behaviors with performance objectives. as both a project manager and a PMO practitioner. Kudos to him for bringing us this valuable perspective on lessons learned." —Mark Price Perry, Founder, BOT International and author of Business Driven Project Portfolio Management "Every project —by definition —produces a valuable outcome, whether it be a bridge, an app, or a new service.? But what author Mel Bost points out so well in this book, is that projects also yield something perhaps even more valuable: lessons learned, enabling an enterprise to execute projects sustainably better, with sustained benefits realization.? With a flair for storytelling, Bost uses case studies, templates, and examples from his vast and varied PM and PMO experience to make this book a valuable read for any project manager who wants to consistently master the art and science of project management."?—Rich Maltzman, co-author of the Cleland Award-Winning Green Project Management as well as Bridging the PM Competency Gap Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework is intended for project managers, PMO professionals, and students of project management who wish to apply performance-based feedback to their process and project improvements. This feedback is the basis for modern process control theory, which is playing a greater and greater role in process design. Readers can apply the Process Feedback Framework, as well as lesson learned from the book’s case studies, to meet challenges that arise now and in the future. Special focus is given to technology development in projects and sustainability implications of process design. The book emphasizes rationale for a robust project risk management program which capitalizes on lessons learned. PMO leaders can use the organizational dynamics and systems archetypes applications presented in the book to define project policy standards and procedures to align PMO behaviors with performance objectives.

Comes the War

Comes the War
A Book

by Ed Ruggero

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2021-02-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1250312868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set against the heroism and heartbreak of WW II, former Army officer Ed Ruggero's Comes the War brilliantly captures the timeless stories of ordinary people swept up in extraordinary times April 1944, the fifty-fifth month of the war in Europe. The entire island of Britain fairly buzzes with the coiled energy of a million men poised to leap the Channel to France, the first, riskiest step in the Allies’ long slog to the heart of Germany and the end of the war. Lieutenant Eddie Harkins is tasked to investigate the murder of Helen Batcheller, an OSS analyst. Harkins is assigned a British driver, Private Pamela Lowell, to aid in his investigation. Lowell is smart, brave and resourceful; like Harkins, she is prone to speak her mind even when it doesn’t help her. Soon a suspect is arrested and Harkins is ordered to stop digging. Suspicious, he continues his investigation only to find himself trapped in a web of Soviet secrets. As bombs fall, Harkins must solve the murder and reveal the spies before it is too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cengage Advantage Books: The American Pageant, Volume 2: Since 1865

Cengage Advantage Books: The American Pageant, Volume 2: Since 1865
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by David Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 1285546199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition, offers readers the complete narrative while limiting the number of features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format for those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional features of THE AMERICAN PAGEANT help you understand and master the content: chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present global context and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1877, and Volume 2: Since 1865. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.