Sunday, May 24, 2020

Book Review - The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

I like Erik Larson's books. He deviates from his usual true crime story with this biography of Churchill. Many books have been written about Churchill but this one draws upon the personal diaries of staff and family from the time that Churchill came to power until the US entered the war. It gives a unique insight into what was happening, both in the war but within his family as well.

 If you are a WW II history buff, this is a good addition to your library.

Another WW II history book by Erik Larson is "In the Garden Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin". This is the story of the American ambassador to the Third Reich in the early days.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Thanks, I'll take a look for them!