Troublesome Young Men

Troublesome Young Men

The Rebels Who Brought Churchill To Power And Helped Save England

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Describes how, in 1940, a group of rebellious Tory Members of Parliament defied the appeasement policies of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to force the prime minister's resignation, bring to power Winston Churchill, and turn British politics and world history upside down.
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ISBN: 9781429923644
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Jun 17, 2012

A brilliant social history and triple biography, this is a superb introduction to the Second War. The star may be the city of London before and during the Second War, but the narrative gravitates around the key roles played by three US citizens: Winant, the ambassador; A Harriman the meddlesome Lend-Lease mogul; and Ed Murrow, the journalist par excellence. Told by a US writer who has no difficulty reporting the facts that don't put her country in the best light. Touches on a myriad of related subjects, including the shock of the Brits at the racism in US ranks, the promiscuity of just about everyone during the war, including all three protagonists, the tensions between FDR and Winston, governments-in-exile vying for attention, inlcuding the ambitious arrogance of De Gaulle and his rise to power in the face of Allied resistance, the betrayal of the Poles by the Allies in the face of Soviet intransigence, etc. As strongly recommended as Lynne Olson's Troublesome Young Men, about the slow and against-the-odds rise of Churchill to power in Britain after the war was launched.


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