The Duel: The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler

The Duel

The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler

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ISBN10: 0300089163 ISBN13: 9780300089165 Publisher: Yale Univ Pr Published: Mar 11 2001 Pages: 258 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

This is a day-by-day account of the eighty-day struggle in 1940 between Hitler--poised on the edge of absolute victory--and Churchill--threatened by imminent invasion and defeat--on the eve of the second World War.

"A masterful book--masterful in its portrayal of its protagonists, masterful in its overall understanding of the death-struggle in which they engaged, masterful, above all, in its vivid, suspenseful chronicling of the most momentous eighty days in the history of this century." --Geoffrey Ward

"This is a marvelous book. John Lukacs has lucid, unsentimental insight into the mind and character of both Churchill and Hitler." --Conor Cruise O'Brien

"A wonderful story wonderfully told." --George F. Will

"It is salutary to be reminded in this powerful study how close Hitler came to winning in 1940. . . . An impressive study . . . written] with elegance and panache." --Peter Stansky, New York Times

"A master of narrative history on a par with Barbara Tuchman and Garrett Mattingly." --Kirkus Reviews

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