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Triumph and Tragedy by Winston S. Churchill

Triumph and Tragedy

by Winston S. Churchill

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Series: Churchill's The Second World War (Volume 6)

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    Churchill; the struggle for survival, 1940-1965 by Lord Moran (Scotland)
    Scotland: This book is a good narrative of what happened to Churchill, the man, after the war years. As well, the creation and process of Triumph and Tragedy is mentioned multiple times throughout this book.

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The closing book of Churchill's magnificent series on World War II, this book is masterful in coloring the nuances of the final year of the war. Sprinkled throughout the book are numerous letters between Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin and later Truman - the narrative weaves between these letters filling in gaps and explaining context.

The book ends somewhat abruptly, as Churchill is unexpectedly voted out of office, and the tone of the book changes somewhat as if Churchill is uninterested in events if he isn't personally involved in them.

Regardless, the impending dread of the Iron curtain and Britain's powerlessness to stop the Iron curtain looms over this book. The death of Roosevelt, Stalin's deceit, and Britain's impotence all fatefully lead down one path - the 50 year Cold War.

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  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
  neil-thornton | Aug 15, 2014 |
A massive Memoir, somewhat disguised as a history of WWII! But a necessary part of the Canon. WSC is a good writer, with a fine style that does veer into the oratorical. There's no one better positioned to tell of the British interests in the War. It goes quickly for a big book. It is written without acknowledgement of the Enigma intelligence. It seems I read it thrice! ( )
  DinadansFriend | Nov 4, 2013 |
The end of WWII, inexorable and at the same time of a piece with what came before; Churchill is deep in the details of figuring out what should happen to Poland as he invents the phrase “the Iron Curtain,” which appears several times here. Churchill is as always bloody-minded; of one particular ploy, he says, “The carriers were short of both planes and pilots, but no matter. They were only bait, and bait is made to be eaten.” ( )
  rivkat | Jun 12, 2013 |
All six books give a clear account of all of the political wheeling and dealing that goes on between governments without regard to other events. While the work is going to be biased (what author is not going to paint himselg in the best light?), it is also an excellent source of documents -- telegrams, letters, etc. No WWII collection should be without these six volumes. ( )
  Hedgepeth | Dec 8, 2009 |
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From the Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944 the Second World War had only fourteen months to run. This final volume of the account covers events right up to the unconditional surrender of Japan.

Churchill's six-volume history of World War II - the definitive work, remarkable both for its sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, universally acknowledged as a magnificent historical reconstruction and an enduring work of literature.

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This volume of Churchill's history of World War II recounts the dramatic months as the War drew to a close - the Normandy landings, the liberation of Western Europe, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the surrender of Germany and Japan.

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