1942: Winston Churchill and Britain's Darkest Hour

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Pegasus Books
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6.04 X 9.34 X 1.41 inches | 1.29 pounds

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About the Author
Taylor Downing read history at Cambridge University. His most recent books published in Britain include Spies in the Sky, 1983: The World at the Brink, Churchill's War Lab, Breakdown, Cold War, and Night Raid. He lives in England.
Praise for Taylor Downing:
"A vivid and fast-paced retelling of Churchill's remarkable career."-- "Financial Times"
"A meticulously detailed, welcome addition to the literature of World War I."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"An ingenious history. Completely engrossing. For better or worse, these military developments remain with us, and Downing delivers a riveting account of how they happened."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"Engaging, providing an in-depth look at a subject that doesn't get its fair share of discussion within the military history genre. Downing's voice is clear and highly readable. This volume should be of interest to most readers, especially those interested in military history."-- "Library Journal"
"An impressive, balanced and often deeply moving book. Anyone who wishes to understand it and its terrible consequences should buy it."-- "The Times (London)"
"Downing manages to offer a useful perspective by unpacking the pivotal role the cataclysm in the Somme played in the birth not just of military psychiatry, but a new era in our understanding of mental health. Downing's book is a necessary remind that trauma is an injury, and not a sign of weakness."-- "New Statesman"
"This vivid, compassionate account draws on harrowing first-person testimony to chronicle the sometimes humane, but more often cruel and uncaring, treatment of damaged men, both in wartime and its aftermath."-- "The Daily Mail"
"This is a thoughtful, intelligent book. Thoroughly researched, highly readable and highly recommended."-- "Military History"
"Historian [Taylor] Downing documents in this revealing study of WWII-era England how 'military disasters led to political crises and the near collapse of public morale.' Downing sheds intriguing light on just how close Churchill was to losing his grip on power. The result is a persuasive reminder things are often darkest before the dawn."-- "Publishers Weekly"