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Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory

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"Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides ofWorld War II, Alone brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history. For, indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other, as the German war machine blazed into France while the supposedly impregnable Maginot Line crumbled, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister in an astonishing political drama as Britain, isolated and alone, faced a triumphant Nazi Germany. Against this vast historical canvas, Michael Korda relates what happened and why, andalso tells his own story, that of a six-year-old boy in a glamorous movie family who would himself be evacuated. Alone is a work that seamlessly weaves a family memoir into an unforgettable account of a political and military disaster redeemed by the evacuation of more than 300,000 men in four days--surely one of the most heroic episodes of the war. "The incredible, almost miraculous story of what happened at Dunkirk in the year 1940--and why--is unfolded in Alone with great narrative skill and superb delineation of a highly interesting cast of characters, including, importantly, the author himself and his own remarkable family." -- David McCullough

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Clifton Springs Library 940.54 Kor (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52115300332189
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12/16/2017
Lima Public Library 940.5421 KOR (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
32139000991669
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Lyons Public Library 940.542 KOR (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300486304
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Newark Public Library 940.54 KOR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300799824
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12/27/2017
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Sodus Community Library 940.5421 KOR (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52148300468299
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12/19/2017
Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica 940.54 KORD (Text)
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52149100558503
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 940.54 KOR (Text)
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31846002759651
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12/23/2017

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