Never Surrender: A Novel of Winston Churchill

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Sep 1, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, Never Surrender finds newly-elected Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a personal confrontation with Adolf Hitler.

The battle begins on Friday, May 10, 1940, when Hitler launches a devastating attack that within days will overrun France, Holland and Belgium and bring Britain to its knees at Dunkirk. Never Surrender examines Churchill's courage and defiance and his ability to lead a nation during three of the most crucial weeks in its history. Without the physical forces necessary to stave off German attack, Churchill uses the force of words to stand in Hitler's way, to show that no accords will be made.

Dobbs is at his best in Never Surrender, a novel about the remarkable courage and defiance needed to save a nation at risk.

Praise for Michael Dobbs, bestselling author of House of Cards, the book that inspired the Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey:

"Dobbs is an author who can bring historical happenings to life."
—The Times

"Dobbs has done a brilliant job in evoking the drama and despair of Britain hovering on the edge of the abyss."
—Sunday Express

 

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User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

2nd in the series of four books about Winston Churchill's war. My review of Book 1 "Winston's War" is apposite. Dobbs does a good job of filling in gaps for the reader who starts with Book 2, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - jbennett - LibraryThing

THe second in Dobbs' series taking a brief period in Churchill's life during the War and showing the intrigue and problems he faced whilst giving the broader context. It seemed to me well researched ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
29
Chapter 3
49
Chapter 4
65
Chapter 5
87
Chapter 6
103
Chapter 7
119
Chapter 8
139
Chapter 11
199
Chapter 12
221
Chapter 13
243
Chapter 14
267
Chapter 15
289
Epilogue
313
Acknowledgments
317
Back Cover
323

Chapter 9
153
Chapter 10
175

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About the author (2007)

Michael Dobbs served as one of the chief advisors to Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and has also been a BBC presenter, Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, and columnist for the Mail on Sunday, and during the Watergate years, a correspondent working in Boston for The Boston Globe. His previous novels include the bestselling House of Cards which was made into a highly popular TV series in England. He has a doctorate in nuclear defense studies, and lives not far from a prominent church in Longshire.

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