The Gathering Storm

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1986 - History - 724 pages
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The step-by-step decline into war, with Churchill becoming prime minister as "the tocsin was about to sound."
 

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR, VOLUME 1: The Gathering Storm

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A tremendous book of which the digests made for Life and the necessarily cut excerpts in the New York Times gave no conception. For Winston Churchill shows himself as historian, biographer, dramatist ... Read full review

Contents

Chaitn Page
3
The Hitlerite Aggressions 265
15
n PEACE AT ITS ZENITH 19221931
18
THE DARKENING SCENE 1934
81
AIR PARITY LOST 19341935
99
CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE 1935
117
Scapa Flow 385
140
TION
215
Chapter Page
361
The German and Polish Concentrations September i 1939
397
Diagram of Scheldt Line and MeuscAntwerp Line
432
Scapa Flow Sinking of H M S Royal Oak
441
Diagrams illustrating the Action against the Graf Spec
467
Russian Attack on Finland December 1939
486
Norway 1940
585
THE FINAL PHASE
586

xvn THE TRAGEDY OF MUNICH 208
268
xvin MUNICH WINTER
289
PRAGUE ALBANIA AND THE POLISH GUARANTEE
305
ON THE VERGE
341
Narvik
591
XXXVIH THE FALL OF THE GOVERNMENT
593
MISCELLANEOUS
603
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Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) has been called by historians the man of the twentieth century." Prime Minister of Great Britain (1940-1945), Churchill won the Nobel prize for literature in 1953.

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