The Duel

The Duel

The Eighty-day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler

Book - 2001
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Yale University
This is a day-by-day account of the eighty-day struggle in 1940 between Hitler&;poised on the edge of absolute victory&;and Churchill&;threatened by imminent invasion and defeat--on the eve of the second World War.

"A masterful book&;masterful in its portrayal of its protagonists, masterful in its overall understanding of the death-struggle in which they engaged, masterful, above all, in its vivid, suspenseful chronicling of the most momentous eighty days in the history of this century." &;Geoffrey Ward

"This is a marvelous book. John Lukacs has lucid, unsentimental insight into the mind and character of both Churchill and Hitler." &;Conor Cruise O&;Brien

"A wonderful story wonderfully told." &;George F. Will

"It is salutary to be reminded in this powerful study how close Hitler came to winning in 1940. . . . An impressive study . . . [written] with elegance and panache." &;Peter Stansky, New York Times

"A master of narrative history on a par with Barbara Tuchman and Garrett Mattingly." &;Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780300089165
Characteristics: 258 p. : map. ; 24 cm


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