The Splendid and the Vile

The Splendid and the Vile
A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

by Erik Larson

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2020-02-25
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 038534872X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis “One of [Erik Larson’s] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.”—Time • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.”—NPR NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE EAST HAMPTON STAR AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • Vogue • NPR • The Washington Post • The Globe & Mail • Fortune • Bloomberg • New York Post • The New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • LibraryReads • PopMatters On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally—and willing to fight to the end. 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 brinkmanship, but it’s also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill’s prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports—some released only recently—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 youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents’ wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela’s illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill’s “Secret Circle,” to whom he turns in the hardest moments. The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today’s political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.

The Middle East, Abstracts and Index

The Middle East, Abstracts and Index
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Western Fruit-grower

The Western Fruit-grower
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1908
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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March

March
A Book

by John Lewis,Andrew Aydin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1603093958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Honors and awards for this book: National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature, 2016; #1 New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller; First graphic novel to receive a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; Winner of the Eisner Award; A Coretta Scott King Honor Book; One of YALSA's Outstanding Books for the College Bound; One of Reader's Digest's Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read.

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
A Book

by Bryn Greenwood

  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781250153968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016 31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer --Bustle Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016 --New York Daily News Best Books of 2016 --St. Louis Post Dispatch A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives. As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won't soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

National Grange

National Grange
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1908
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically: P-Z, Supplement and bibliography

The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically: P-Z, Supplement and bibliography
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 4116
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Micrographic reproduction of the 13 volume Oxford English dictionary published in 1933.

Too Much and Never Enough

Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

by Mary L. Trump

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1982141468
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric. Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald. A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald’s place in the family spotlight and Ivana’s penchant for regifting to her grandmother’s frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s. Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.