Winston's War: A Novel of Conspiracy
An intriguing tale of espionage and treason…this is a work to enthrall." — Daily Mail
Michael Dobbs' thrilling novel about the dawn of World War II, and Winston Churchill's rise to power.
It is the dawn of World War II, and Neville Chamberlain believes he has bought "peace for our time" from Adolph Hitler, who has just seized Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. The English are alarmed by the huge German army, while the soldiers that would defend London don't even have steel helmets. For many, compromise and appeasement seem to be England's best defense.
But there are a few leaders who don't agree. Among them is Winston Churchill, who understands that the relentless march of fascism will be democracy's death knell. In October 1938, Churchill pleads his case in the press to the BBC's Guy Burgess. One of these two will become the most revered man of his time, and the other will be known as the greatest of traitors.
This stunning novel brings to life the surprising political intrigues that set the stage for World War II, and brings alive the passionate, grumpy, whiskey-drinking Winston Churchill, as he inspires his fellow countrymen to take on the world's mightiest army.
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PRAISE FOR WINSTON'S WAR:
"An intriguing tale of espionage and treason... this is a work to enthrall."
"An author who can bring historical happenings so vitally back to life and made all the more impressive by being historically accurate in every respect."
"A fascinating tale of conspiracy, blackmail, and treachery."
PRAISE FOR BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLING AUTHOR MICHAEL DOBBS:
"Dobbs takes us so far inside the mind of Winston Churchill that we feel as though we actually are him."
"Dobbs infuses dramatic tension, inventive plots, and heady pacing in the narration of a British icon's noblest hours."
"Dobbs has done a brilliant job in evoking the drama and despair of Britain hovering on the edge of the abyss."
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Review: Winston's War (Winston Churchill #1)User Review - Brenda Costner - Goodreads
I thought this book would be more about WWII, so was surprised that it was solely about the political struggles prior to Churchill's assumption of the Prime Minister position. This book was brutal in ... Read full review
Review: Winston's War (Winston Churchill #1)User Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
From a bestselling novelist with an unrivalled insight into the workings of power comes a compelling new novel exploring Winston Churchill's remarkable journey from the wilderness to No 10 Downing ... Read full review