Finest Hour

Finest Hour

Taking its readers on a breathtaking journey from open lifeboats in North Atlantic gales to the cockpits of burning fighter planes, Finest Hour re-creates the tensions and uncertainties of the events of 1940— months when the fate of the ...

Author: Tim Clayton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684869315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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This gripping account of the Battle of Britain--originally published as the companion volume to a four-part television series from WGBH in Boston--offers a fascinating and definitive history of one of the most significant turning points of World War II. Photos.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Finest Hour

Finest Hour

Finest Hour was written primarily as a tribute to a generation that, in the final words of the book, is 'still just within reach'. But it was also an attempt to place these individual human stories in the context of a turning point in ...

Author: Phil Craig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444710205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Seventy years ago, Europe lay at Hitler's feet. Britain faced its darkest hour - outnumbered and friendless as the German army continued its advance. Defeat or capitulation seemed inevitable. But instead a legend was born. Taking its readers on a breathtaking journey from open lifeboats in Atlantic gales to the cockpits of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, FINEST HOUR recreates the terror, the tragedy and the triumph of the Battle of Britain. This powerful account of the events of 1940 is told through the voices, diaries, letters and memoirs of the men and women who lived, loved, fought and died during this terrible yet inspiring year. FINEST HOUR blends original historical research with the experiences of ordinary people in desperate times. Cutting through the nostalgic haze, this book enables readers to experience a time - still within living memory - when a nations's darkest hour became its finest.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

It was with some trepidation that I decided to conclude this particular line of meditation in the book before you with a short chapter dealing with the finest hour in the life of Jesus. He once said to His mother, “Mine hour is not yet ...

Author: Herbert Lockyer

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781603745123

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Delve into Thrilling Moments in Bible History!Renowned Bible teacher Dr. Herbert Lockyer examined the lives of more than thirty of the most notable characters of Scripture in a quest to identify what he believed to be Their Finest Hour. Reliving the courage, obedience, and faith of these biblical heroes will breathe new life into your spiritual walk as you realize, once again, that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).
Categories: Religion

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

Finest. Hours. A Narrative Analysis of Core Themes With Myf Maple So here we are, at the tail end of a magnificent journey through ... For example, Peggy Papp began her story by relating how her finest hour directly followed her worst.

Author: Jeffrey Kottler

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 9781845906610

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 884

In Their Finest Hour, therapists, on the cutting edge of their profession, detail their most professionally rewarding cases and share what they learnt from them. These outstanding therapists define achievement in their field, describe how therapy really works and speak frankly about how their cases shaped their ideas. Each interview was recorded and then transcribed and written into narrative prose, including re-created dialogue that was based on case notes and recordings.
Categories: Psychology

Her Finest Hour

Her Finest Hour

The Heroic Life of Diana Rowden, Wartime Secret Agent Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell. HER FINEST HQUR THE HERDIC LIFE OF DIAN RUDEN |E SECRET AGENT HER FINEST HOUR HER FINESTHOUR THE HERDIC LIFE OF DIANA. Front Cover.

Author: Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445661650

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 611

The untold story of the female British secret agent forgotten by history.
Categories: Political Science

Our Finest Hour

Our Finest Hour

Even as Will began to work more normal hours and use occasional weekdays for relaxation and pleasure , she longed to have him ... despite the outrage his appointment would 29 provoke among the New Deal set , adding , “ 102 OUR FINEST HOUR.

Author: Gregory A. Fossedal

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817992030

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 373

William L. Clayton was "the principal architect of American post-war foreign economic policy" (Newsweek), yet his seminal contributions to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the Marshall Plan, and the Truman Doctrine have been largely ignored over the past four decades. This gap in the story of free-world cooperation is filled by Gregory Fossedal's vivid biography.
Categories: Political Science

Cabinet s Finest Hour

Cabinet s Finest Hour

On that day of 25 May, as Churchill records in Their Finest Hour and as the adverse battle drew to its climax, “I and my colleagues greatly desired that Sir John Dill should become CIGS [Chief of Imperial General Staff]”.54 Late that ...

Author: David Owen

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781910376591

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 811

In May 1940, the British War Cabinet debated over the course of nine meetings a simple question: Should Britain fight on in the face of overwhelming odds, sacrificing hundreds of thousands of lives, or seek a negotiated peace? Using Cabinet papers from the United Kingdom’s National Archives, David Owen illuminates in fascinating detail this little-known, yet pivotal, chapter in the history of World War II. Eight months into the war, defeat seemed to many a certainty. With the United States still a year and half away from entering, Britain found itself in a perilous position, and foreign secretary Lord Halifax pushed prime minister Winston Churchill to explore the possibility of a negotiated peace with Hitler, using Mussolini as a conduit. Speaking for England is the story of Churchill’s triumph in the face of this pressure, but it is also about how collective debate and discussion won the day—had Churchill been alone, Owen argues, he would almost certainly have lost to Halifax, changing the course of history. Instead, the Cabinet system, all too often disparaged as messy and cumbersome, worked in Britain’s interests and ensured that a democracy on the brink of defeat had the courage to fight on.
Categories: History

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

Spain held the key to all British enterprises in the Mediterranean , and never in the darkest hours did she turn the lock against us . So great was the danger that for nearly two years we kept constantly at a few days ' notice an ...

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395410568

Category: History

Page: 683

View: 647

The former British prime minister describes his first year in office in 1940 and the problems he faced with World War II
Categories: History

Their Finest Hour 1949

Their Finest Hour  1949

Spain held the key to all British enterprises in the Mediterranean, and never in the darkest hours did she turn the lock against us. So great was the danger that for nearly two years we kept constantly at a few days' notice an ...

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9780795311468

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 763

The second volume in the WWII history “written with simplicity, lucidity, and gusto” by the legendary leader and Nobel Prize winner (The New York Times). In Their Finest Hour, Winston Churchill describes the invasion of France and a growing sense of dismay in Britain. Should Britain meet France’s desperate pleas for reinforcements or conserve their resources in preparation for the inevitable German assault? In the book’s second half, entitled simply “Alone,” Churchill discusses Great Britain’s position as the last stronghold against German conquest: the battle for control of the skies over Britain, diplomatic efforts to draw the United States into the war, and the spreading global conflict. Their Finest Hour is part of the epic six-volume account of World War II told from the viewpoint of a man who led in the fight against tyranny, and enriched with extensive primary sources including memos, letters, orders, speeches, and telegrams, day-by-day accounts of reactions as the drama intensifies. Throughout these volumes, we listen as strategies and counterstrategies unfold in response to Hitler’s conquest of Europe, planned invasion of England, and assault on Russia, in a mesmerizing account of the crucial decisions made as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Categories: History

The Finest Hour

The Finest Hour

Books by Anina Collins: The Poppy McGuire Series The Eleventh Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #1) After Hours (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #2) Top of the Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #3) The Darkest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #4) Happy ...

Author: Anina Collins

Publisher: Eight Feathers Press LLC

ISBN: 9780998208435

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 298

Join Poppy and Alex for the final Poppy McGuire mystery! For three years, Poppy and Alex have worked together solving cases in their small town of Sunset Ridge, first as just co-workers but later as partners in nearly every sense of the word. Now they're about to take the final step and become husband and wife, but in the midst of getting ready for what folks around town are calling the wedding of the year, the murder of someone involved in the preparations makes their plans go awry. Samuel Morrow, the kind man who has run Morrow's Jewelers for over twenty years, is found murdered in an apparent break-in, and there's no shortage of suspects who may have had a reason to kill him. Oddly enough, something very valuable to Poppy and Alex is missing from his store too. Is the theft connected to the murder? As they hunt for Samuel's killer, carefully eliminating suspect after suspect, they must juggle cake tastings and reception planning, as all the while someone's watching their favorite amateur sleuth. Will Poppy and Alex solve the case and reach the altar, or will the killer make their ever after far less than happy? cozy mystery, small town, amateur sleuth, amateur detective, detective, female sleuth The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Series: The Eleventh Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #1) After Hours (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #2) Top of the Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #3) The Darkest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #4) Happy Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #5) The Witching Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #6) The Finest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #7) The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Box Set #1 The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Box Set #2
Categories: Fiction

Winston S Churchill Finest Hour 1939 1941

Winston S  Churchill  Finest Hour  1939   1941

He had spoken in Parliament of how, every twentyfour hours, nearly a thousand men, 'Englishmen, Britishers, men of our own race, are knocked into bundles of bloody rags. ... 26 Tours: 'the darkest hour' I was during the mid-morning.

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795344633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1150

View: 248

The sixth volume in the official biography: “A milestone, a monument, a magisterial achievement” (Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War). Starting with the outbreak of war in September 1939 and ending with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, this volume in the epic biography of Winston S. Churchill draws on remarkably diverse material: from the War Cabinet and other government records to Churchill’s own archive and diaries and letters of his private secretariat to the recollections of those who worked most closely with him. On the day Hitler invaded Poland, Churchill, aged sixty-four, had been out of office for ten years. Two days later, he became First Lord of the Admiralty, in charge of British naval policy and at the center of war direction. In May 1940 he became prime minister, leading his nation during a time of grave danger and setbacks. His first year and a half as prime minister included the Dunkirk evacuation, the fall of France, the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, the Battle of the Atlantic, the struggle in the Western Desert, and Hitler’s invasion of Russia. By the end of 1940, Britain under Churchill’s leadership had survived the onslaught and was making plans to continue the war against an enemy of unlimited ambition and ferocious will. One of Churchill’s inner circle said: “We who worked with Churchill every day of the war still saw at most a quarter of his daily tasks and worries.” Martin Gilbert has pieced together the whole, setting in context much hitherto scattered and secret evidence, in order to give an intimate and fascinating account of the architect of Britain’s “finest hour.” “The most scholarly study of Churchill in war and peace ever written.” —Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Her Finest Hour Shipbuilding in the Portland Area during World War II

Her Finest Hour  Shipbuilding in the Portland Area during World War II

What Admiral Vickery said of Edgar Kaiser and the three shipyards he managed could equally be applied to all of the yards and their suppliers: “It is the finest operation in the United States.”114 Indeed, Portland's finest hour. fh ...

Author: Robert La Du

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781683488019

Category: History

Page:

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This work describes the monumental accomplishments of the World War II shipyards in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. Working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, they built and launched thousands of vessels—Liberty ships, Victory ships, tankers, aircraft carriers, submarine chasers, and many kinds of landing craft—to help defeat the Axis powers and preserve the way of life of the free world. Robert La Du viewed firsthand these activities from his home overlooking shipyards on the Willamette River. His father worked at Albina shipyard, his sister worked at Henry Kaiser's Swan Island shipyard, and he himself, as a high school student, worked nights at Commercial Iron and Steel shipyard. These experiences inform and enhance the pages of Her Finest Hour.
Categories: History

Winston S Churchill

Winston S  Churchill

... most intimate, and most historically fascinating account yet published of the architect of Britain's "finest hour. ' Martin Gilbert is the official biographer of Winston Churchill and the author of Volumes III through VI in the ...

Author: Randolph Spencer Churchill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000119979

Category: History

Page: 1308

View: 143

Personal letters, official documents, telegrams, diary entries, and private papers supplement Randolph Churchill's official biography of his father
Categories: History

Our Finest Hour

Our Finest Hour

Two lives.

Author: Jennifer Millikin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996784551

Category:

Page:

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Two lives. One hour. A lifetime consequence. I believe in choice, not fate. I chose to nurse a broken heart at the kitschy country bar that night. I chose to let Isaac Cordova buy me a drink. I chose to spend one hour with a near stranger in an attempt to soothe my pain. No last names, no details about our lives, just one hour where I was allowed to forget, and then we would never see each other again. But was it a choice when I ran into him five years later? I needed help, and he was the only person equipped to give it. Our instant attraction doesn¿t feel like much of a choice either, but it doesn't matter. Everything has changed. Now my choices impact other people.And what will I choose? Do I keep Isaac out?Do I dare to let him in?
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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

II, Their Finest Hour (Cassell, London, 1949), p. 88. They had not expressed ... so emphatically: CAB 65/13/24, 28 May 1940. Another Cabinet at 4... last approach: Lord Halifax, diary, 28 May 1940, p. 144. There was a white ... end to ...

Author: Anthony McCarten

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241327111

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 961

From the prize-winning screenwriter of The Theory of Everything, this is a cinematic, behind-the-scenes account of a crucial moment which takes us inside the mind of one of the world's greatest leaders - and provides a revisionist, more rounded portrait of his leadership. May, 1940. Britain is at war, European democracies are falling rapidly and the public are unaware of this dangerous new world. Just days after his unlikely succession to Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, faces this horror - and a sceptical King and a party plotting against him. He wonders how he can capture the public mood and does so, magnificently, before leading the country to victory. It is this fascinating period that Anthony McCarten captures in this deeply researched, gripping day-by-day (and often hour-by-hour) narrative. In doing so he revises the familiar view of Churchill - he made himself into the iconic figure we remember and changed the course of history, but through those turbulent and dangerous weeks he was plagued by doubt, and even explored a peace treaty with Nazi Germany. It's a scarier, and more human story, than has ever been told.
Categories: History

The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour

Books by Anina Collins: The Poppy McGuire Series The Eleventh Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #1) After Hours (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #2) Top of the Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #3) The Darkest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #4) Happy ...

Author: Anina Collins

Publisher: Eight Feathers Press LLC

ISBN: 9780997215373

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 260

Poppy and Alex come up against their toughest case yet, and they may never be the same again. When someone close to both Poppy and Alex is found brutally murdered, all the clues point to Alex as the killer. But Poppy knows in her heart that her partner could never commit such a heinous crime. As the evidence begins to mount against him, Poppy must race against the clock to prove that the man she trusts with her very life isn't the murderer, even as everyone around her is convinced of his guilt. But if Alex isn't the killer, who is? As the mystery unravels, the past and present finally meet in Sunset Ridge. small town mystery, amateur sleuth, police detective, cozy mystery, female sleuth The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Series: The Eleventh Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #1) After Hours (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #2) Top of the Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #3) The Darkest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #4) Happy Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #5) The Witching Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #6) The Finest Hour (Poppy McGuire Mysteries #7) The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Box Set #1 The Poppy McGuire Mysteries Box Set #2
Categories: Fiction

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

This extensively illustrated book is an invaluable source of information, ideas and inspiration for all those with an interest in chromosome replication, whether from a basic science, translational biology and medical research perspective.

Author: Michael J. Tougias

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416567226

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 719

Survivors recount the heroic undertakings of Coast Guard teams aboard small crafts who attempted to save the crews of two oil tankers caught in a violent nor'easter off the coast of Cape Cod.
Categories: History

Paddington s Finest Hour

Paddington   s Finest Hour

Paddington – the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star – is back in this fantastically funny, brand new illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond!

Author: Michael Bond

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008226213

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 843

Paddington – the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star – is back in this fantastically funny, brand new illustrated novel from master storyteller Michael Bond!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

... food supply and other services, but of those three officers one was dead and the other two had been posted abroad. It gives a rather hollow ring to Churchill's fine-sounding phrases in his own book Their Finest Hour'.

Author: Alan Kendall

Publisher: Hodder Wayland

ISBN: WISC:89000720789

Category: Great Britain

Page: 192

View: 309

Categories: Great Britain

Winston S Churchill

Winston S  Churchill

In this concluding volume of Gilbert's renowned series, readers see Churchill at the pinnacle of wartime power as Britain's victorious leader in 1945.

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher:

ISBN: 0916308294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1308

View: 731

In this concluding volume of Gilbert's renowned series, readers see Churchill at the pinnacle of wartime power as Britain's victorious leader in 1945. The many-sided nature of Churchill's abilities and his achievements fill this work with a multicolored tapestry of people and events. Two 8-page photo inserts.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography