Churchill's hour

by Michael Dobbs

Hardcover, 2004





London : HarperCollins, 2004. First ed.


This is a novel about Winston Churchill, a man at bay, a nation facing disaster, and the political skills, human dilemmas and brilliant leadership that saved the day.

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LibraryThing member sylviaxxx
A very readable novel set during WW2, it shows the war from Churchill's viewpoint, and gives some interesting insights into the complexities and privations at that time.
LibraryThing member PhilipJHunt
The 3rd in the four-part series on Winston Churchill. Faction. It's more about the character and nature of Churchill than about the war. Dobbs knows how to keep our attention, weaving a few plotlines together so that, although it's a reasonably large volume, the reader rarely tires. You don't need to have read books 1 and 2, but it helps a bit.… (more)
LibraryThing member churchid
An interesting story of how the events leading up to the entry of the United Sates into World War II might have occurred.
LibraryThing member Andrew-theQM
This book covers 1941, a few months after Dunkirk (Book 2 of the series) and the events that led up to eventual involvement of America in the Second World War. I found it a fascinating and enjoyable read, which kept my interest and seemed to be one interpretation of events that feels consistent with what we know of Winston Churchill. It must be remembered it is a work of historical fiction and to quote one other author 'that means I make things up', and as Michael Dobbs says at the end 'this series of books should be read as fiction. And not as history' but the story is based on historical events.

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