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The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
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Feb 25, 2020 | ISBN 9780385348713
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“An enthralling page-turner.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“I have an early copy of this book on my desk and idly began reading the first pages—and suddenly time disappeared.”The Seattle Times

“There are countless books about World War II, but there’s only one Erik Larson. . . . There are many things to admire about The Splendid and the Vile, but chief among them is Larson’s electric writing. The book reads like a novel, and even though everyone (hopefully) knows how the war ultimately ended, he keeps the reader turning the pages with his gripping prose.”—NPR

“What Larson brilliantly provides are the finer details of the effects on England as he focuses on the family and home of its dynamic, idiosyncratic, and indefatigable leader. . . . Larson’s skill at integrating vast research and talent for capturing compelling human dramas culminate in an inspirational portrait of one of history’s finest, most fearless leaders.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“A captivating history of Churchill’s heroic year, with more than the usual emphasis on his intimates.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“This book is peppered with eye-popping details. . . . A deeply compelling work of history . . . Without resorting to heroism, it makes one long powerfully for real leadership.”Lit Hub

“Nonfiction king Erik Larson is back.”PopSugar

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