Votre titre Audible gratuit

9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

ou
Dans le panier

Vous êtes membre Amazon Prime ?

Bénéficiez automatiquement de 2 livres audio offerts.
Bonne écoute !

    Description

    The number-one New York Times best seller.

    A startling, gripping portrait of what it was like to be alive in britain during the Blitz, and what it was like to be around Churchill. 

    On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next 12 months, the Nazis would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons and destroying two million homes.

    In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson gives a new and brilliantly cinematic account of how Britain’s most iconic leader set about unifying the nation at its most vulnerable moment, and teaching ‘the art of being fearless’. 

    Larson follows Churchill as prime minister through the fraught meeting rooms, streets and air raids of London’s darkest year, and Churchill as family man into his home, where tensions were just as complicated: his wife, Clementine; their daughters, Sarah, Diana, and the youngest, Mary, who chafed against her parents’ wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph; his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; her illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the cadre of close advisors who comprised Churchill’s ‘Secret Circle’.

    Drawing on once-secret intelligence reports and diaries, number one best-selling author Larson takes listeners from the shelled streets of London to Churchill’s own chambers, giving a vivid vision of true leadership, when – in the face of unrelenting horror – a leader of eloquence, strategic brilliance and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together. 

    ©2020 Erik Larson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

    Commentaires

    "Every time Churchill took to the airwaves it was as if he were injecting adrenaline-soaked courage directly into the British people...Larson tells the story of how that feat was accomplished...Fresh, fast and deeply moving." (New York 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)

    "A particularly gripping read, written with bounce and brio. Larson pulls together vivid vignettes – some moving, some amusing, a few grim...A fine writer of narrative nonfiction history." (Robbie Millen, Times)

    Ce que les auditeurs disent de The Splendid and the Vile

    Notations

    Commentaires - Veuillez sélectionner les onglets ci-dessous pour changer la provenance des commentaires.

    Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
    Trier par :
    Trier par:
    • Global
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Mehmet Ratip
    • Mehmet Ratip
    • 06/07/2020

    Addis is great

    Matt Addis's performance is impeccable. Makes the book come to life. Though Larson's thread is at times sketchy, the book is yet another testimony to his devotion to detail and facts.

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Mats Jacobsson
    • Mats Jacobsson
    • 25/04/2020

    To be binged on.

    Excellent story, excellently told. I really binged on this one, doesn't happen to often these days. These personalities don't seem to be manufactured these days.

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Cecelia Payn
    • Cecelia Payn
    • 02/04/2021

    A supburb read.

    That was a truly remarkable and decidedly not dreary insight into the character of Churchill and of the people who surrounded him. I loved the narrator who just gave the book that added dimension to characterization by slipping expertly into the voices of those who spoke from diaries or memoirs. Excellent.

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Utilisateur anonyme
    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 11/03/2021

    enjoyable listing.

    I enjoyed the presentation of historical happenings in a novel fashion most .
    cleverly put together. well done.

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Amazon Customer
    • Amazon Customer
    • 20/02/2021

    Full of life, great narration

    Excellent performance and such a well put together and engaging tale of Churchill's finest hour

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Tomas
    • Tomas
    • 27/01/2021

    A giant among man

    Hard to summarize such an extraordinary story.

    The book reveals Churchill's leadership skills and provides an intimate look of how the war progressed and decisions were made.

    I did not want it to finish, very powerful and moving.

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour JonathanG
    • JonathanG
    • 19/12/2020

    Splendid.

    The story of the Blitz is told with the perspective of Churchill and his family. Recommended for those who are interested in the Second World War.