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Winston's war : Churchill, 1940-1945 / Max Hastings.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DA566.9.C5 H274 2009

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    Churchill got many little things wrong, but he was right, crucially so, on major points of Allied strategy. When the Americans joined the war, they were hot to invade France. Churchill dissuaded Roosevelt from mounting what, in 1942 or 1943, would have been a suicide mission, and redirected Allied attention to North Africa and Italy. The Mediterranean campaign bore mixed results, but Churchill's instincts were correct. There is a poignant ambiguity about Hastings's title; after 1943, the conflict was anything but Winston's war. For a time, Churchill alone had embodied the West's hopes; but as the war turned in the Allies' favor, he was shunted aside. Roosevelt ignored his advice, and, to Churchill's horror, signed off on Stalin's subjugation of Eastern Europe. In these last years, we see a much diminished war leader. Churchill deserves our admiration; first, however, as Hastings wisely insists, "history must take Churchill as a whole."--From publisher description.
    Other Title
    Finest years.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Hastings, Max.
    Published
    New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
    Locale
    Great Britain
    Edition
    1st U.S. ed
    Other Authors/Editors
    Hastings, Max.
    Notes
    "Originally published in Great Britain as Finest years : Churchill as Warlord, 1940-45 by HarperPress ..., London, in 2009"--T.p. verso.
    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780307268396
    030726839X
    Physical Description
    xi, 555 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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