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The Resource Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory, Michael Korda

Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory, Michael Korda

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Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory
Title
Alone
Title remainder
Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory
Statement of responsibility
Michael Korda
Title variation
  • Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk, defeat into victory
  • Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk, defeat into victory
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of World War II, Alone brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history. For, indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France while the supposedly impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister in an astonishing political drama as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why, and also tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated. Alone is a work that seamlessly weaves a family memoir into an unforgettable account of a political and military disaster redeemed by the evacuation of more than 300,000 men in four days--surely one of the most heroic episodes of the war. "The incredible, almost miraculous story of what happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940--and why--is unfolded in Alone with great narrative skill and superb delineation of a highly interesting cast of characters, including, importantly, the author himself and his own remarkable family." -- David McCullough
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Korda, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korda, Michael
  • Dunkirk, Battle of, Dunkerque, France, 1940
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Label
Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory, Michael Korda
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 525 pages
Isbn
9781631491320
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017017244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • pr01276044
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276044
  • 397807
Label
Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory, Michael Korda
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 525 pages
Isbn
9781631491320
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017017244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • pr01276044
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276044
  • 397807

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