Six Minutes in May : How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister
by Nicholas Shakespeare
Editor: Vintage Publishing
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Selected as 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian and Daily Telegraph, the Observer and Economist*** of London, in early May 1940: Great Britain is under threat of invasion and the government of Neville Chamberlain is about to fall.It is difficult for us to imagine the Second World War, without Winston Churchill taking course at the helm, but in SIX MINUTES, IN MAY Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have disappeared in a different direction.Great Britain the first battlefield of the war takes place in the far north, NorwayIt went disastrous for the Allies and many blamed ChurchillAgain weeks later, he would be the most powerful post in the country, surpassing Chamberlain and the favourite to succeed him, Lord Halifax.It took only six minutes for MPs to exercise the voting rights that put Chamberlain on the ballot box.Shakespeare shows us both the dramatic action on the battlefield in Norway and Westminster’s machinations and personal relationships that led to this crucial point.The fascinating discovery of new research and to immerse himself deeply in the sets of the key players, it gave us a new perspective on this critical moment of our history.
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