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The Fringes of Power: The Incredible inside Story of Winston Churchill During World War II

The Fringes of Power: The Incredible inside Story of Winston Churchill During World War II

by John Colville


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ISBN-13: 9781585745081
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/20/2002
Edition description: 1ST LYONS
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.55(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1September 1939-September 1941
1.The War Begins19
2.The Whitehall Scene34
3.Indecision January-March 194063
4.Scandinavian Adventure April 194094
5.Change of Government and Dunkirk May 1940115
6.Collapse of France June 1940145
7.Alone July 1940182
8.Battle of Britain August 1940207
9.London Bombarded September 1940237
10.Britain Besieged October 1940254
11.Mediterranean Dilemma November 1940282
12.Marking Time December 1940304
13.Reconnaissance by the U.S.A. January 1941326
14.Brighter News February-March 1941350
15.African Reverse: Greek Fiasco April 1941371
16.Hess, Crete and the Bismarck May 1941380
17.Thieves Fall Out June 1941393
18.Lull in the Storms July 1941409
19.Special Relationship Confirmed August 1941423
20.First Good-bye to Downing Street September 1941436
Part 2October 1941-August 1945
21.Contrasts October 1941-December 1943449
22.Marrakech January 1944461
23.Anzio and the Blitz Renewed February-March 1944470
24.Count-down to Overlord April-May 1944482
25.Operational Interlude May 20th-August 2nd, 1944491
26.Second Quebec Conference August-September 1944502
27.Victory Deferred October-November 1944521
28.Drama in Athens December 1944531
29.Build-up to Yalta January 1945548
30.Appeasing Stalin February 1945558
31.Across the Rhine March 1945567
32.Victory and Chaos April 1945581
33.Party Politics Renewed May-June 1945595
34.End of War Coalition609
Part 3October 1945-October 1951
35.Pastures New October 1945-October 1951617
Part 4October 1951-April 1955
36."Churchill is Back"631
37.New York and Washington January 1953657
38.The Prime Minister's Stroke667
39.The Bermuda Conference681
40.Visit to the U.S.A. and Canada June 1954691
41.The Prime Minister's Resignation704
Appendix 1.The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II713
Appendix 2.The Suez Crisis, 1956-57718
Appendix 3.Postscript to Suez723
Biographical Notes729

What People are Saying About This

"There is no better portrait of Churchill at the height of his powers." --Drew Middleton, The New York Times Book Review

"This witty, graceful, irreverent, and compulsively readable diary by Winston Churchill's private wartime secretary throws fascinating new light on the great British leader and on the inner history of the Second World War." --Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

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