Thursday, April 16, 2020
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, an account of the prime minister’s first year in that role beginning in May 1940, a time of great peril. Larson presents the intensity of that time with skill. We can almost feel the German bombs falling on England. Lord Beaverbrook, Professor Lindemann and many others deliver for Churchill and country. Larson captures Churchill’s persistence in the face of opposition at home and from the enemy. Churchill’s mastery of American relations with Roosevelt, Hopkins, and Harriman come to life thanks to Larson’s lively writing. Readers who enjoy well written history for general audiences are those most likely to enjoy this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Splendid and the Vile from amazon.com.