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The Resource Ministers at war: : winston churchill and his war cabinet, Jonathan Schneer, (Hoopla electronic resource)

Ministers at war: : winston churchill and his war cabinet, Jonathan Schneer, (Hoopla electronic resource)

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Ministers at war: : winston churchill and his war cabinet
Title
Ministers at war:
Title remainder
winston churchill and his war cabinet
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Schneer
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Language
eng
Summary
In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the king reluctantly appointed prime minister as Germany invaded France. Churchill's reputation as one of the great twentieth-century leaders would be forged during the coming months and years as he worked tirelessly first to rally his country and then to defeat Hitler. But Churchill-regarded as the savior of his nation, and of the entire continent-could not have done it alone. As prizewinning historian Jonathan Schneer reveals in Ministers at War, Churchill depended on a team of powerful ministers to manage the war effort as he rallied a beleaguered nation. Selecting men from across the political spectrum-from fellow conservative Anthony Eden to leader of the opposing socialist Labor Party Clement Attlee-Churchill assembled a war cabinet that balanced competing interests and bolstered support for his national coalition government. The group possessed a potent blend of talent, ambition, and egotism. Led and encouraged by Churchill, the ministers largely set aside their differences-at least at first. As the war progressed, discord began to grow. It reached a peak in 1945. With victory seemingly assured, Churchill was forced by his minsters at war to dissolve the government and call a general election, which, in a shocking upset, he lost to his rival Attlee. Authoritatively recasting our understanding of British high politics during World War II, Schneer shows that Churchill managed the war effort by managing his team of supremely able yet contentious cabinet members. The outcome of the war lay not only in Churchill's individual brilliance but also in his skill as an executive and in the collective ability of men who muted their personal interests to save the world from barbarism
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Read by Matthew Brenher
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adult
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Ministers at war: : winston churchill and his war cabinet, Jonathan Schneer, (Hoopla electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 28 min.))
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781481520324
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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11382171
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MWT11382171
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Label
Ministers at war: : winston churchill and his war cabinet, Jonathan Schneer, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 28 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781481520324
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11382171
Publisher number
MWT11382171
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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