The Duel: Hitler Vs. Churchill, 10 May – 31 July 1940 (John Lukacs)

The Duel: Hitler Vs. Churchill, 10 May – 31 July 1940 (John Lukacs) soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: The Bodley Head, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: List of abbreviations; References;

From the cover: On 10 May 1940, Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Great Britain. On the same day, Adolf Hitler launched the blitzkrieg that in less than six weeks would make him master of continental Europe. So began what John Lukacs in this dramatic and intensely focused study calls The Duel the direct, almost personal battle between the two men who at that moment, to an unprecedented degree, held the fate of Western civilization in their hands. During the eighty days it lasted, Lukacs argues, Hitler came much closer to winning than is usually assumed, while Churchill, starting from a surprisingly weak position, succeeded eventually in evening the balance. It may well have been, in fact, the true turning point of the Second World War.

Drawing upon a wide range of primary sources, many previously untapped, The Duel vividly describes the march of events: Churchills advent to power after years in the political wilderness, a…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Small sticker scar to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 276 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.

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