Churchill's War Lab: Codebreakers, Scientists, and the the Mavericks Churchill Led to Victory

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Overlook, Jun 2, 2011 - History - 416 pages
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The essential book on Churchill's passion for innovation and the science of war --from codes to radar to bouncing bombs.

indefatigable patriot, seasoned soldier, incomparable orator, and, with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leader of men --Winston Churchill's greatness in the allies' triumphant victory in World War ii is undisputed. yet, of his many unique qualities, Churchill's enduring legacy is attributable at least in equal part to his unshakeable fascination for the science of war.

Churchill's War Lab reveals how Churchill's passion for military history, his inimitable leadership style, and his dedicated support of radical ideas would lead to new technologies and tactics that would enable an allied victory. no war generated more incredible theories, technical advances, and scientific leaps. from the development of radar and the decoding brilliance of Bletchley Park to the study of the D-Day beaches and the use of bouncing bombs, Churchill's War Lab is an exciting new take on Churchill as a complex, powerful, and inventive war leader.

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

The main focus of the book is Churchill and his bio. There is certainly some post-modern thinking/comments from the author about Churchill and his views on India, suffrage, progressivism, warrior ... Read full review

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User Review  - edrandrew - LibraryThing

As an account of the factors affecting Churchill's personality and forming his approach to the Second World War, this works well and the account of the political pressures and the way that they skewed ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Taylor Downing is an award-winning television producer and historian. He was educated at Cambridge and has been managing Director and Head of History at flashback television for many years. He is the author of the bestselling Battle Stations and Cold War.

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