Five Days in London
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BeschreibungThe days from May 24 to May 28, 1940, altered the course of the history of this century as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days of Lukacs's magisterial new book. illustrations.
PortraitJohn Lukacs is the author of numerous books, among them The Hitler of History, The End of the Twentieth Century and the End of the Modern Age (which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), The Last European War, The Duel, and A Thread of Years (0 300 08075 1, pb. 12.95), the last three of which have been published by Yale University Press.
Pressestimmen"A brilliant, heavyweight little book... This is a modern history that refuses easy answers: its skillful concision cuts painfully to the bone and spills real blood on the carpets of Whitehall and Westminster." The Times "This gem of a book, the distillation of an important historian's life work, is a compelling antidote for those afflicted with historical amnesia." Kai Bird, Washington Post "A fascinating work of historical reconstruction... Lukacs gives us much to ponder in this intriguing - and perhaps still controversial - story." Stanley Weintraub, Wall Street Journal "[This book] has the power and sweep of Shakespeare's chronicle plays." Robert Taylor, Boston Globe "Superb... at once a provocative work of history and a marvelous historical entertainment, one that can be compared to such classics as Hugh Trevor-Roper's The Last Days of Hitler and Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August." Michael Korda, Harper's Magazine
Untertitel: May 1940. 'Yale Nota Bene'. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Yale University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten