The Fringes of Power

The Fringes of Power : The Incredible Inside Story of Winston Churchill During World War II

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An intimate and unvarnished view of Winston Churchill at his more

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  • Paperback | 804 pages
  • 156.5 x 228.6 x 40.4mm | 1,079.56g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585745081
  • 9781585745081
  • 1,924,319

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"There is no better portrait of Churchill at the height of his powers."-Drew Middleton, The New York Times Book Review"An unending feast of opinions, revelations, and mementos of some of England's finest (and less than fine) days."show more

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At the outset of the Second World War, John Colville, then a young diplomat, was sent from the Foreign Office to Number 10 Downing Street. For nine of the next sixteen years, he served three prime ministers, much of that time as private secretary to Winston Churchill. At Churchill's side during the war, Colville experienced the defeat of France, the Battle of Britain, and the turn of Allied fortunes in North Africa and then in Europe. His account takes us to the Central War Room and Chequers, where late at night Colville listened to Churchill's private conversations with his closest wartime aides, General Ismay, Brendan Bracken, Lord Cherwell, Beaverbrook, and other British civilian and military leaders. (6 x 9, 800 pages, b&w photos)show more

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