The Darkest Hour

McCarten, Anthony


On Sale Date: 10/24/17
Imprint: Harper
Print Run: 8.5K
Format: Library Hardcover
Pages: 256
Price: 27
ISBN: 006274951X
ISBN 13: 9780062749512
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Ebook 9780062749543
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May 1940. Britain is at war, Winston Churchill has unexpectedly been promoted to Prime Minister, the horrors of Blitzkreig witness one western European Democracy fall after another in rapid succession. Facing this horror, with pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, Churchill wonders what words could capture the public mood when the invasion of Britain seems mere hours away.

It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched and wonderfully written new book, The Darkest Hour. A day-by-day (and often hour-by-hour) narrative of this crucial moment in history provides a revisionist look at Churchill-a man plagued by doubt through those turbulent weeks-but who emerged having made himself into the iconic, lionized figure we remember.