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Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister, Nicholas Shakespeare

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Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister
Title
Six minutes in May
Title remainder
how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Shakespeare
Title variation
6 minutes in May
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Language
eng
Summary
"London, early May 1940: Britain is on the brink of war and Neville Chamberlain's government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking over at the helm, but in Six Minutes in May Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have gone in a different direction. The first land battle of the war was fought in the far north, in Norway. It went disastrously for the Allies and many blamed Churchill. Yet weeks later he would rise to the most powerful post in the country, overtaking Chamberlain and the favourite to succeed him, Lord Halifax. It took just six minutes for MPs to cast the votes that brought down Chamberlain. Shakespeare shows us both the dramatic action on the battlefield in Norway and the machinations and personal relationships in Westminster that led up to this crucial point. Uncovering fascinating new research and delving deep into the backgrounds of the key players, he has given us a new perspective on this critical moment in our history."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
NLE
Dewey number
941.084
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
S53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Six minutes in May : how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister, Nicholas Shakespeare
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004974117
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xviii, 508 pages
Isbn
9781846559723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004974117

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