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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour
Author: Anthony McCarten
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-11-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 0062749544

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“McCarten's pulse-pounding narrative transports the reader to those springtime weeks in 1940 when the fate of the world rested on the shoulders of Winston Churchill. A true story thrillingly told. Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable.”—Michael F. Bishop, Executive Director of the International Churchill Society From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill’s ascendancy to Prime Minister “He was speaking to the nation, the world, and indeed to history....” May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror—as well as a skeptical King, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people? In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how an often uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated Bafta-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how he practiced and re-wrote his key speeches, from ‘Blood, toil, tears and sweat’ to ‘We shall fight on the beaches’; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, and his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how 25 days helped make one man an icon. Using new archive material, McCarten reveals the crucial behind-the-scenes moments that changed the course of history. It’s a scarier—and more human—story than has ever been told.


Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour
Author: Mark Chadbourn
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2010-06-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1615929312

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The Eternal Conflict between the Light and Dark once again blackens the skies and blights the land. On one side stand the Tuatha de Danaan, golden-skinned and beautiful, filled with all the might of angels. On the other are the Fomorii, monstrous devils hell-bent on destroying all human existence. And in the middle are the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons, determined to use the strange power that binds them to the land in a last, desperate attempt to save the human race. Church, Ruth, Ryan, Laura, and Shavi have joined forces with Tom, a hero from the mists of time, to wage a guerrilla war against the iron rule of the gods. But they didn't count on things going from bad to worse ... Darkest Hour is the stunning continuation of a powerful fantasy saga by one of Britain's most acclaimed young writers.


The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour
Author: Tony Schumacher
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2014-09-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0062339389

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A crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W.E.B. Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, in which a hardened British detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achieve the impossible—redemption. London, 1946. The Nazis have conquered the British, and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its citizens. John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, has been reassigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs. He now answers to the SS, one of the most powerful and terrifying organizations in the Third Reich. Rossett is a man accustomed to obeying commands, but he’s now assigned a job he did not ask for—and cannot refuse: rounding up Jews for deportation, including men and women he’s known his whole life. But they are not the only victims, for the war took Rossett’s wife and son, and shattered his own humanity. Then he finds Jacob, a young Jewish child, hiding in an abandoned building, who touches something in Rossett that he thought was long dead. Determined to save the innocent boy, Rossett takes him on the run, with the Nazis in pursuit. But they are not the only hunters following his trail. The Royalist Resistance and the Communists want him, too. Each faction has its own agenda, and Rossett will soon learn that none of them can be trusted . . . and all of them are deadly.


Darkest Hours

Darkest Hours
Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher: Chicago : Nelson-Hall
Total Pages: 862
Release: 1976
Genre: Social Science
ISBN:

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The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour
Author: Caroline Tung Richmond
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-07-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0545801281

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My name is Lucie Blaise.I am sixteen years old.I have many aliases, but I am none of the girls you see.What I am is the newest recruit of Covert Ops.And we are here to take down Hitler.After the Nazis killed my brother on the North African front, I volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington to do my part for the war effort. Only instead of a desk job at the OSS, I was tapped to join the Clandestine Operations--a secret espionage and sabotage organization of girls. Six months ago, I was deployed to German-occupied France to gather intelligence and eliminate Nazi targets.My current mission: Track down and interrogate a Nazi traitor about a weapon that threatens to wipe out all of Western Europe. Then find and dismantle the weapon before Hitler detonates it. But the deeper I investigate, the more danger I'm in. Because the fate of the free world hangs in the balance, and trusting the wrong person could cause millions of lives to be lost. Including my own.


The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour
Author: Barbara Erskine
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-02-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0008353425

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak.


The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour
Author: Maya Banks
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2010-09-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0425227944

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THE FIRST ELECTRIFYING ROMANCE IN THE KGI SERIES FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MAYA BANKS. The Kelly Group International (KGI): a super elite, top secret, family-run business that handles jobs the US government can't. Qualifications: Military background, high intelligence, and a rock hard body... It’s been one year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly last saw his wife Rachel alive. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over his failures as a husband, Ethan shuts himself off from everything and everyone. His brothers have tried to bring Ethan into the KGI fold, tried to break through the barriers he's built around himself, but Ethan refuses to respond...until he receives an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To save her, Ethan will have to dodge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise. And even if he succeeds, he’ll have to force Rachel to recover memories she can’t and doesn’t want to relive—the minute by minute terror of her darkest hour—for their love, and their lives, may depend on it.


World at War, 1944

World at War, 1944
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-03-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0553508857

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The first Magic Tree House® Super Edition—and Jack and Annie’s most dangerous mission ever in the scariest time the world has ever known—World War II. With a longer story and additional facts and photographs, this is a thrilling adventure no reader will want to miss! When the magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to World War II, Europe is in trouble! It is June 1944 and the brother-and-sister team must go behind enemy lines and crack a code that could save a lot of lives. But this is war, and Jack and Annie might just be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Can they save everyone before the great battle of D-Day begins? They don’t know, but they have to try! Previously published in hardcover as Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: Danger in the Darkest Hour. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com. Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House book for every reader? Find the perfect book for you: Magic Tree House® Classics: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books. F&P Level M. Magic Tree House® Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced Magic Tree House® reader. F&P Level N. Magic Tree House® Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure with Jack and Annie. F&P Level P. Magic Tree House® Fact Trackers: Non-fiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House® adventures. F&P Levels N-T.


1942

1942
Author: Taylor Downing
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2022-10-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 1639362339

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A revelatory new work of popular history focused on the year 1942, as the fate of Britain—and Winston Churchill’s leadership—hangs in the balance. Eighty years ago, Britain stood at the brink of defeat. In 1942, a string of military disasters engulfed Britain in rapid succession : the collapse in Malaya; the biggest surrender in British history at Singapore; the passing of three large German warships through the Straits of Dover in broad daylight; the longest ever retreat through Burma to the gates of India; serious losses to Rommel's forces in North Africa; the siege of Malta and the surrender at Tobruk. All of this occurred against the backdrop of catastrophic sinkings in the Atlantic and the Arctic convoys. People began to claim that Churchill was not up to the job and his leadership was failing badly. Public morale reached a new low. Taylor Downing’s 1942 explores the story of frustration and despair of that year, prompting Winston Churchill to demand of his army chief, "Have you not got a single general who can win battles?” Using newly discovered archival material, historian Taylor Downing shows just how unpopular Churchill became in 1942, with two votes attacking his leadership in the House of Commons and the emergence of a serious political rival.Some argue that Britain's most precarious moment of the war was in 1940—when the nation stood up against the threat of German invasion during the Battle of Britain. But in 1942, Taylor Downing describes, in nail-biting detail, what was really Britain's darkest hour of World War II.


The Darkest Hours

The Darkest Hours
Author: Jim Butcher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2006-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1416510680

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Peter Parker, feeling like his life is going good, risks making Mary Jane jealous by teaming up with Black Cat to stop a group of Ancients who want revenge for Spidey's defeat of Morlun.