The Splendid and the Vile is a detailed account of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's first year in office, from May 1940-May 1941. This period of World War Two was marked by what is now known as The Battle of Britain, or, 'The Blitz,' in which the British Royal Air Force fought German Luftwaffe bombers primarily in British airspace. Author Erik Larson offers a detailed and personal account of these events, focusing equally on politics and war strategy along with personal stories of the Churchill family and their friends. The Splendid and the Vile is an intimate portrayal of the prime minister and his entourage during a critical period in world history. This book explores themes of courage, leadership, politics and war, personal lives, and hidden dynamics of history.
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