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The Duel : The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler
by John Lukacs


Overview - This is a day-by-day account of the eighty-day struggle in 1940 between Hitler--poised on the edge of absolute victory--and Churchill--threatened by imminent invasion and defeat--on the eve of the second World War.
"A masterful book--masterful in its portrayal of its protagonists, masterful in its overall understanding of the death-struggle in which they engaged, masterful, above all, in its vivid, suspenseful chronicling of the most momentous eighty days in the history of this century."--Geoffrey Ward
"This is a marvelous book.
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Overview
This is a day-by-day account of the eighty-day struggle in 1940 between Hitler--poised on the edge of absolute victory--and Churchill--threatened by imminent invasion and defeat--on the eve of the second World War.
"A masterful book--masterful in its portrayal of its protagonists, masterful in its overall understanding of the death-struggle in which they engaged, masterful, above all, in its vivid, suspenseful chronicling of the most momentous eighty days in the history of this century."--Geoffrey Ward
"This is a marvelous book. John Lukacs has lucid, unsentimental insight into the mind and character of both Churchill and Hitler."--Conor Cruise O'Brien
"A wonderful story wonderfully told."--George F. Will
"It is salutary to be reminded in this powerful study how close Hitler came to winning in 1940. . . . An impressive study . . . written] with elegance and panache."--Peter Stansky, New York Times
"A master of narrative history on a par with Barbara Tuchman and Garrett Mattingly."--Kirkus Reviews

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300089165
  • ISBN-10: 0300089163
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: March 2001
  • Page Count: 272


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