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

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  • 19 of 29 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 940.542 KOR ALO (Text) 34207002102383 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 940.542 KOR (Text) 37521530863655 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City 940.54 Kor (Text) 76893000264827 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 940.54 KOR (Text) 33118000181412 Adult: New Book Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville 940.54 KOR (Text) 76895000271736 1st Floor New Books Checked out 12/20/2017
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville 940.542 (Text) 78321000026739 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 940.54 KORDA (Text) 32826014104590 New Books Checked out 12/16/2017
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 940.54 KOR (Text) 36626103872685 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 940.54.c Korda, Michael (Text) 78294000262775 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 12/21/2017
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 940.54 KOR (Text) 39970001033660 NF Checked out 12/21/2017
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  • ISBN: 9781631491320
  • ISBN: 1631491326
  • Physical Description: xiv, 525 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-489) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue : "The past is a foreign country" -- Part one. The Second Great War. To the brink -- The failure of diplomacy -- "Speak for England!" -- The phoney war -- Operation Pied Piper -- Case Yellow -- "Gad, gentlemen, here's to our greatest victory of the war" -- Hitler "missed the bus" -- "In the name of God, go" -- Part two. The Battle of France. "The top of the greasy pole" -- Rommel crosses the Meuse -- "We are beaten; we have lost the battle" -- "The mortal gravity of the hour" -- May 20, 1940 : "a pretty fair pig of a day" -- "The fatal slope" -- "Hard and heavy tidings" -- The sharp end of the stick -- The Battle of Arras : "we may be foutu" -- "Their zest and delight in shooting Germans was most entertaining" -- Part three. Dunkirk. The burghers of Calais -- "Fight it out to the bitter end" -- Flag officer, Dover -- The home front -- "Presume troops know they are cutting their way home to Blighty" -- Dynamo -- "Fight it out, here or elsewhere" -- Holding the line -- "The little ships" -- "The best mug of tea I have ever had in my life" -- "Arm in arm" -- "We are going to beat them" -- The Dunkirk spirit -- At sea.
Summary, etc.: "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, [this book] 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."--David McCullough.
Subject: Korda, Michael, 1933- > Childhood and youth.
Dunkirk, Battle of, Dunkerque, France, 1940.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Dunkerque.
World War, 1939-1945 > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, English.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
World War, 1939-1945 > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Dunkerque.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, English.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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