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Five Days in London: May 1940 (Yale Nota Bene)

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Publisher Comments:

The days from May 24 to May 28, 1940, altered the course of the history of this century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukacs's magisterial new book.

Review:

"[This book] has the power and sweep of Shakespeare's chronicle plays." Robert Taylor, Boston Globe

Review:

"[A] fascinating work of historical reconstruction....[Lukacs] gives us much to ponder in this intriguing — and perhaps still controversial — story." Stanley Weintraub, Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Superb...can be compared to such classics as Trevor-Roper's The Last Days of Hitler and Tuchman's The Guns of August." Michael Korda, Harper's Magazine

Review:

"This gem of a book...is a compelling antidote for those afflicted with historical amnesia." Kai Bird, Washington Post

Review:

"A brilliant, heavyweight little book." Times (London)

Review:

"A gripping historical drama....Lucaks's story is not new,...but [he] has transformed it into a memorable drama." M.F. Perutz, New York Review of Books

Synopsis:

The days from 24 May to 28 May 1940 altered the course of history in the 20th century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukacs's study.

About the Author

John Lukacs is the author of numerous books, among them The Hitler of History, The End of the Twentieth Century and the End of the Modern Age (which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), The Last European War, The Duel, and A Thread of Years, the last three of which have been published by Yale University Press

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300084665
Author:
Lukacs, John
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Lukacs, John
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Nota Bene
Series Volume:
7620
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 256 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300084665 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[This book] has the power and sweep of Shakespeare's chronicle plays."
"Review" by , "[A] fascinating work of historical reconstruction....[Lukacs] gives us much to ponder in this intriguing — and perhaps still controversial — story."
"Review" by , "Superb...can be compared to such classics as Trevor-Roper's The Last Days of Hitler and Tuchman's The Guns of August."
"Review" by , "This gem of a book...is a compelling antidote for those afflicted with historical amnesia."
"Review" by , "A brilliant, heavyweight little book."
"Review" by , "A gripping historical drama....Lucaks's story is not new,...but [he] has transformed it into a memorable drama."
"Synopsis" by , The days from 24 May to 28 May 1940 altered the course of history in the 20th century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukacs's study.
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